Wind Chill Warping

It seems like every time it gets extremely cold; the temperature becomes meaningless and all that is brought up is the wind chill.  I’m not saying the wind does not make it “feel colder”, but the wind chill is an index, not a temperature.  Wind chill deals with only exposed human flesh with limitations such as the sun warming influence for instance, that isn’t included in the equation.  Although the wind will make your car cool off faster, your car is only influenced by the air temperature.  In turn, if your car won’t start during this cold snap, it was because of the air temperature not the wind chill.  Although, sadly the wind chill will be hyped and blamed for everything in the next week whereas the actual temperatures, no where near record breaking in most areas, will be dismissed as mostly irrelevant.

Daryl Ritchison