Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 16:32:00 EDT
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: Wind-chill factor
Impressionistically, I seem to recall "wind-chill index", quoted on winter
weather reports in the Northeast and based on some forgotten algorithm, as
predating the wind-chill factor, but I may be confusing it with its summer
counterpart, the discomfort (heat x humidity) index. Not to say that one
doesn't suffer some discomfort when it's 10 degrees and the wind is blowing.
I wonder what the first citation of the mondegreen "windshield factor"
is--we could let the Canadians claim that one, eh?