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By Dave Anderson
CBS 3 Meteorologist 

The cold will continue in March


March 1, 2019

The wind chill factor was developed by a fellow named Paul Siple in the late 1930s while he was on a research assignment in Antarctica for the U.S government. We knew we’d be getting into World War II, so Siple was assigned to develop winter gear and survival strategies for the military. Look him up sometime. He was involved in a lot of Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

In the early days of my 25-plus-year weather career, I ran into a lot of oldtimers from before Siple’s time who didn’t believe in the wind chill factor. Any time you mentioned wind chill on the air, they’d call up an...

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