Montreal Weather: I think we should calculate the wind chill factors now

“A simple way to avoid wind chill is to get away from the wind,” says Environment Canada.

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If just going out in the morning feels like a science experiment, you may be right. The science behind the wind chill factor is based on research conducted with human volunteers.

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Also “advanced computer technology, combined with recent medical advances in understanding how the body loses heat when exposed to cold,” according to Environment Canada. The point of the wind chill factor is to let you know how cold it will feel, not just how cold it is. There are only a few degrees of difference in November mornings, but you’ll want to pay more attention as we move into winter.

“A simple way to avoid the wind chill is to get away from the wind,” says Canada’s meteorological agency. That is useful.

Environment Canada is calling for a 3 C maximum under mostly cloudy skies. Wind chill of -6 C in the morning. Montreal’s Air Quality Index on Thursday morning is 25, or good.

At night: Periods of rain, minimum of 1 C.

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