“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.” -J.K. Rowling
As cold as it gets outside over the coming months, particularly with the effect of a displaced polar vortex in play, there’s another factor that can make it feel even colder: the wind. Coupled with extremely cold temperatures, the Windchill factor can exacerbate this tremendously, stripping the heat from your body and putting you at risk of various cold-related traumas.
But the Windchill factor doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the temperature you experience. Windchill is a worst-case scenario for bare, exposed skin walking head-on into the wind with no sunlight impacting you. Even simplistic precautions can help mitigate its effects tremendously.