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Recent Examples on the Web The forecast for noon — when the teams renew the NFL’s oldest rivalry at Lambeau Field — is 17 degrees with a wind chill factor of 8, according to the National Weather Service. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Single-digit wind chills are forecast for the Bears-Packers game Sunday at Lambeau Field," 11 Dec. 2019 The game was played in the harsh conditions of a 5-degree wind-chill factor. San Diego Union-Tribune, "NFL At 100: AP Was There, Leon Lett Game," 17 Sep. 2019 As a low-elevation stream, the water temperature has nowhere the chill factor of streams in the high Sierra. Tom Stienstra,, "Finding solitude on one of California’s prettiest trails," 10 July 2019 It's said to provide only the chill factor, with none of the panic-inducing disorientation. Stephanie Dolgoff, Good Housekeeping, "Does CBD Oil Work for Anxiety? I Tried It to Find Out," 13 May 2019 In a 4-2 defeat of the Rangers, Sammy Stewart allows one hit in four innings of relief on a bitter-cold day marked by snow showers and a wind chill factor of 6 degrees. Mike Klingaman,, "Remembering 1983: A weekly look at the Orioles' third world championship for April 15-21," 15 Apr. 2018 At a rehearsal Saturday for the opening ceremony, for example, the temperature was 6 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill factor of 7 below zero — so severely cold that audiences walked out in the middle of the rehearsal, according to local reports. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will rival coldest Games ever," 6 Feb. 2018 Even with a first-pitch temperature of 36 degrees, the wind chill factor put it about 10 degrees cooler. Jon Meoli,, "Orioles' cold bats waste another quality start from Andrew Cashner in 4-2 loss to Tigers," 18 Apr. 2018 Weather in the low 40s or below with a breeze that makes the wind-chill factor in the 30s. Mike Hutton, Post-Tribune, "Hutton: Should you play if it's 40 degrees with a 20-mph wind? Morgan Township's Cory Mack thinks so," 13 Apr. 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Chill factor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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