Frostbite Temperature Chart: Windchill Chart

The Windchill Chart shown below (from the National Weather Service) is a temperature index which  indicates how cold the air feels on human skin.

The Windchill Chart  includes a frostbite indicator which reveals the temperatures at which wind speed coupled with skin exposure time will produce frostbite (indicated within the three darker color shaded areas of temperatures versus 30, 10, and 5 minutes until frostbite sets in on exposed skin).

For example, using the windchill chart, an air temperature of 0°F with a wind speed of 15 mph will produce a windchill temperature of -19°F. Under these conditions, exposed skin will freeze solid in approximately 30 minutes.

The chart may help people prevent frostbite or make better judgement on it.

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