How to Use Wind Chill Calculator
Enter the current temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit
Enter the Wind Speed in miles per hour(Mph)
Wind Chill can affect the temperature hugely. When the wind touches exposed skin it draws heat away from our bodies. As the wind increases in speed the more heat it removes and drives our skin temperature down.
Wind chill began being calculated by Paul Siple and Charles Passel while on an expedition to the Antarctic in 1940, they tested their theory on bottles of water and the effect the wind had on them.
It is important to remember the lower the wind chill temperature the more susceptible you are to developing frost bite and hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when your body core temperature falls below 95°F (35°C), normally it is at 98.6°F (37°C) .Frostbite occurs when your body tissue freezes. The most at risk parts of your body are toes,ear lobes,fingers and the tip of your nose.
Here are some tips to prevent hypothermia from the national weather service
- Avoid breezes and drafts indoors.
- Wrap up well when going outside in the cold.
- Dress in layers.
- Eat nutritious food and wear warm clothes to ward off winter chill.
- Wear a warm hat in the winter
- Eat hot foods and drink warm drinks several times during the day
- If you live alone, ask a family member or neighbor to check on daily.