IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 06 January 2014

Wind Chill Frequencies

Posted: 06 Jan 2014 05:39 AM

Much of the Midwest is in the firm grasp of winter this Monday morning with extreme cold and gusty winds making for life threatening conditions. Wind chill readings this morning are some of the coldest in many years. The featured chart presents the percentage of winter seasons that experience a given threshold wind chill reading for at least one hour that winter. Almost every year gets down to -20 with about half reaching -35. The extreme temperatures reached today will be in the 10% or lower frequencies, which means this is once in a decade or two weather.

Good = 61
Bad = 5
Abstain = 3

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