What Exactly is a Wind Chill ?
Baby, it's cold outside. And I'm offended...by the wind chill.
However, I don't even really know what wind chill means. All I know is that when the meteorologist says there's a wind chill I prepare for cold.
The Hudson Valley has been in and out of Wind Chill Advisory's since Tuesday night, January 29th after we were hit with a few inches of snow. For instance the National Weather Service says that Poughkeepsie has a high of 11 degrees today and a "Wind chill values as low as -18."
So, what does that mean?
The Weather Channel defines wind chill as "how cold it actually feels on your skin when the wind is factored in." They say it is because "the wind strips away the thin layer of warm air above your skin. The stronger the wind, the more heat lost from your body, and the colder it will feel."
When temperatures get that cold it's important to keep safe and warm, but bundling up. Please don't wear shorts outside the next few days. The National Weather Service in Albany shared this tweet on how to stay warm:
Stay safe and stay warm Hudson Valley.