Chill, Wind Chill

“Sad news: The guy who invented the ‘wind chill factor’ just passed away.

He was 86. But he felt like he was only 65″ (stolen from Brant Hansen’s page).

Wind chill is weird. At least to me. You can throw in factors like humidity and wind and then you get a new temperature. But it’s not the real temperature. It’s sorta like a fake temperature designed to throw you off and make you put on more clothing than is necessary. Maybe it will make you go to Old Navy and buy more scarves and gloves, or maybe you’ll end up at Starbucks with a venti Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate.

I admit I like cold weather. To a point. Add in wind chill and it can get extra annoying, especially around the face, neck, and ears areas. But if I absolutely had to choose between wind chill and hot humidity, I’ll take the wind chill every time. You can add layers and run your hands under warm water and drink hot stuff to warm up, but there’s only so much you can take off before it’s illegal and immoral and you’re “banned from Wal-Mart.”

Still, my ideal is somewhere between 40-60 . . . without wind chill, please.

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