SAFETY TIP

Beware of the WIND CHILL FACTOR. This mysterious number gives us a feel for how cold it feels instead of the actual measured temperature. If the thermometer reads 0 degrees F and the wind is 20 mph, then the wind chill factor is -39 degrees F. Although the actual temperature, as measured by a thermometer, is only 0 degrees F, your body will loose heat as if the actual temperature were -39 degrees F. The following table of wind chills should help you stay safe.

ACTUAL THERMOMETER READING (DEGREES F)

WIND (MPH)

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5

0

-5

-10

-15

-20

-25

-30

0

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5

0

-5

-10

-15

-20

-25

-30

5

37

33

27

21

16

12

7

0

-5

-10

-15

-21

-26

-31

-36

10

28

22

16

10

3

-3

-9

-15

-22

-27

-34

-40

-46

-52

-58

15

22

16

9

2

-5

-11

-18

-25

-31

-38

-45

-51

-58

-65

-72

20

18

12

4

-3

-10

-17

-24

-31

-39

-46

-53

-60

-67

-74

-81

25

16

8

1

-7

-15

-22

-29

-36

-44

-51

-59

-66

-74

-81

-88

30

13

6

-2

-10

-18

-25

-33

-41

-49

-56

-64

-71

-79

-86

-93

35

11

4

-4

-12

-20

-27

-35

-43

-52

-58

-67

-74

-82

-89

-97

40

10

3

-5

-13

-21

-29

-37

-45

-53

-60

-69

-76

-84

-92

-100

45

9

2

-6

-14

-22

-30

-38

-46

-54

-62

-70

-78

-85

-93

-102