|reply to peterboro |
Re: Is it cold or am I a whiney little bitch?
I am glad you clearly wrote 'wind chill' and not 'temperature' and you did not write the wind chill numbers with a 'C'. Thanks to the media many people confuse wind chill with temperature. Wind chill cannot be physically measured, it is a model based on temperature and how people subjectively feel how cold it is, given a measured wind speed. It only applies to creatures that perspire.
The wind chill can vary instantaneously with the wind speed and how sheltered or not sheltered you are. The concept is useful because it tells us not to have any skin exposed when it is cold and windy out. The sister concept of humidex is also generally misused once again thanks to the media. Maybe I'll post about that next Summer