Surviving the Wind Chill - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Surviving the Wind Chill

Posted: Updated:

Below-zero temperatures are cold to start with, but added wind makes battling the cold even more difficult.

A Trinity Health physician says skin can freeze in just a matter of seconds due to cold temperatures and wind.

In fact, areas that are covered can also be affected, especially feet and hands.

While the winter temperature can cause frostbite and other cold-related injuries, the wind can increase the severity of outdoor exposure.

(Dr. Jeffrey Sather, MD, Trinity Health)"People all hear about wind chills. That is a factor. The temperature is the temperature, it's very cold outside. But when you add wind, what that does it makes the effects of that cold temperature happen a lot quicker so the wind will make the cold come through your clothing."

Sather says he hasn't seen any cold-related injuries this week.

He also noted you should go indoors at the early signs of your skin tingling.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer

    KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:55:37 GMT
    KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer
    KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer
  • More Oil Socks Discarded in Divide County

    More Oil Socks Discarded in Divide County

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:50:55 GMT
    Another site of illegally dumped oil filter socks has been found north of Crosby.
    Another site of illegally dumped oil filter socks has been found north of Crosby.

  • Refinery on Track for 2016 Opening

    Refinery on Track for 2016 Opening

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:57:07 GMT

    Foundation pours are underway just north of Makoti on the Thunder Butte Petroleum Services refinery that should be ready to open in 2016.

    Foundation pours are underway just north of Makoti on the Thunder Butte Petroleum Services refinery that should be ready to open in 2016.

Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.