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What is the wind chill factor and when do you show it on TV?

What is the wind chill factor and when do you show it on TV?

If you have ever been outside on a cold blustery day, you know the wind often makes the temperature outside feel even colder.  That occurs because windy conditions can cause your skin to cool down quicker than if the wind were calm.

Meteorologists wanted to come up with a system to measure how cold the wind made the temperature feel, so the wind chill factor was developed.  The wind chill factor tells you what the temperature feels like to your skin.   

When the temperature is cold enough and the wind is strong enough for there to be a significant difference between the temperature and the "feels like" temperature, you will see the wind chill factor reported on the East Texas News along with our other current conditions.   A wind child is usually not reported until the temperature is 45 or below and there are winds of at least 5-10mph.

You can learn more about the wind chill factor by visiting these websites:

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