WHY IS KNOWING THE WINDCHILL IMPORTANT
Since we do 24 hour emergency water damage cleanup from frozen pipes we definitely understand wind chill. When temperatures drop into a deep freeze we can get quite busy. When Mother Nature decides to add heavy winds to the already low temperatures we know we’ll get even busier, faster! The combination of freezing temperatures coupled with the driving winds blast frigid air into areas of your home and/or business and cause damage that would otherwise likely be Ok.
Now, what does wind chill mean to you and how can it affect you when you’re outside?
Wind chill describes the rate of heat loss from exposed skin due to the combined effect of wind and cold. As wind speed increases, heat is lost from the body at an accelerated rate lowering the body temperature. Dangerous wind chills begin at -19 F (-29 C). Winds of more than 45 mph (39 kt; 20 m/s) add little to the chilling effect. Wind chill can also affect animals. Please refer to the pictured NWS wind chill chart for more data and to help determine frostbite times.
As a bonus, what is the heat index?
The heat index or the "Apparent Temperature" is a measure of how hot it feels due to the combined effects of air temperature and relative humidity (RH). Heat-induced danger begins at 105 F (41 C).
SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need! We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve. We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning. Let us help you make it, “Like it never even happened!” Visit either of our websites for assistance. Pennsylvania customers visit –www.SERVPROupperdarby.com or www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware. To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.