We are seeing some of the coldest air yet this winter season here in Rochester and along with that some fairly gusty winds. Now you may often here us talk about the wind chill or the real feel temperature but what does that exactly mean?

We are seeing some of the coldest air yet this winter season here in Rochester and along with that some fairly gusty winds. Now you may often here us talk about the wind chill or the real feel temperature but what does that exactly mean?

In short, your body creates a cushion of warm air around. But when the wind blows, it removes this cushion from your skin kind of like ripping the blankets off of someone while they are sleeping.

For example, if the temperature is 0 and the wind is 30mph then the wind chill is going to be -26. You can calculate it using this graph.

Key thing is to stay warm, if you can stay indoors do that, if you must head outside dress in layers. Remember thinner layers near your skin with thicker layers on top. And something you may not always think about is stay hydrated, drink plenty of water as that helps increase your bloods volume but try to refrain from drinking caffeine and alcohol as that will make it worst.