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Weather Talk: Reality of wind chill index not as precise as equation

Published 12/19/2012, INFORUM

The formula for the wind chill index is as follows: WCI = 35.74 + 0.6215T - 35.75V (**0.16) + 0.4275TV(**0.16) where T is the air temperature in degrees Fahrenheit, and V is the wind velocity in miles per hour, and ** stands for “to the power of” because the way this is traditionally written in mathematics does not correspond well to typed newspaper copy.

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