Wind chill temperature index
The National Weather Service implemented a revised wind chill temperature index in 2001. The index (shown below) uses scientific and technological advancements, along with computer modeling to provide a more accurate and useful index.
This improved wind chill formula produces significantly warmer temperatures than the previous version.
For additional information, visit the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness winter campaign at www.ema.ohio.gov/.
Source: National Weather Service
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