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Winter Storms | A Preparedness Guide

Did you know….. Each year, dozens of Americans die due to exposure to cold.  Add to that number, vehicle accidents and fatalities, fires due to dangerous use of heaters and other winter weather fatalities and you have a significant threat. Threats, such as … Read More…

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How is wind chill calculated (wind chill formula)

The wind chill temperature is calculated using the following formula: Windchill (F) = 35.74 + 0.6215T – 35.75(V^0.16) + 0.4275T(V^0.16) Where: T = Air Temperature (F) V = Wind Speed (mph) ^ = raised to a power (exponential) More about wind chill: Download … Read More…

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What is Hypothermia?

Hypothermia occurs when body temperature falls below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Visible warning signs include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and exhaustion. The U.S. governments Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recommended steps for a person suffering from hypothermia: Call … Read More…

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What is frostbite?

Frostbite is freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. The lower the temperature, the quicker frostbite will occur. Frostbite typically affects the extremities, particularly the feet, toes, hands, fingers, ear lobes, or tip of the nose. The U.S. government’s Occupational Safety & Health … Read More…

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Wind Chill Chart

Wind chill temperature is a measure of the combined cooling effect of wind and temperature. As wind increases, heat is carried away from the body at a faster rate, driving down both the skin temperature and eventually the internal body temperature. The Wind … Read More…

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