31 Jan '17, 5pm

Pay attention to #WindChill. It can create extreme outdoor conditions.

Canada took the lead to promote an international standard for wind chill. In April 2000, Environment Canada held the first global Internet workshop on wind chill, with more than 400 participants from 35 countries. Almost all participants agreed on the need for an international standard for measuring and reporting wind chill.During 2001, a team of scientists and medical experts from Canada and the U.S. worked together to develop the current wind chill index. The research agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence, with its knowledge of how troops are affected by cold weather, contributed to the effort by conducting experiments using human volunteers.The wind chill index is based on the loss of heat from the face - the part of the body that is most exposed to severe winter weather. Volunteers were exposed to a variety of temperatures and wind speeds inside a refri...

Full article: http://www.ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.asp?lang=En&n=5...

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