chill factor

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As a low-elevation stream, the water temperature has nowhere the chill factor of streams in the high Sierra. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "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, 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

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