chill factor

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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, baltimoresun.com, "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, baltimoresun.com, "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 The water is a brisk 39 degrees Fahrenheit, the air 5 degrees, cooled by a biting wind-chill factor. Olivier Morin, latimes.com, "Chill factor | Surfing under the Northern Lights in Norway," 15 Mar. 2018 The 2018 Winter Olympics will bring thousands of athletes to the bitter cold of PyeongChang where temperatures could sink below zero degrees Fahrenheit when factoring in the wind chill factor. Justin Worland, Time, "Climate Change Could Stop These 13 Cities From Hosting the Winter Olympics Again," 9 Feb. 2018 The high for Friday is expected to be 22 degrees with a wind chill factor between minus 6 and 4 degrees. Toriano Porter And Robert A. Cronkleton, kansascity, "Bitter cold, clouds to greet KC-area students’ return to school Friday morning | The Kansas City Star," 11 Jan. 2018 The temperature on Mount Washington had plunged to 26 below on Friday afternoon — 70 degrees below with wind chill factored in. Jess Bidgood, Katharine Q. Seelye And Jack Healy, New York Times, "An Eyelash-Freezing ‘Icy Hell’: The One Spot That Could Feel Like Minus 100," 5 Jan. 2018

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