Wind Chill Advisory... does the National Weather Service in Iowa even bother with this sort of thing?

BGHAWK

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We have "first alert" days on the NBC station in the QCA. lol We also get the "it's 20 degrees, feels like 15. BS, it feels like 20".
 

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We have "first alert" days on the NBC station in the QCA. lol We also get the "it's 20 degrees, feels like 15. BS, it feels like 20".
I told the SBW that I was issuing a Dick Heat Advisory and that it may only be 4 inches, but it would feel like 9.

She said that’s not a real thing. 😑
 

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I cannot discount this.

I lived through the Polar Vortex event when it hit Chicago 2 years ago when the air temperature hit -28, and the wind chill hit -60. But, it was a "dry cold". tic

Given that, I lived in Tallahassee during the winters of 1987-1989 and still think some of the coldest "feeling" temperatures I have ever encountered was when it was in the mid-20's in TLH and there was a lot of humidity coming off the Gulf. That was bone chilling, especially out at the airport where I was working and there would be a breeze blowing due to the openness of the area. I actually saw a dusting of snow in TLH one of the winters I lived there.

I don't know. Maybe I just needed a long sleeve sweatshirt back then. vbg
I always thought a 15 degree day in Iowa felt colder than 0 or -5 day in North Dakota. I do think humidity must play some role in how cold is perceived.
 

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We do have Wind Chill Advisories (-15) and Wind Chill Warnings (-30).

Houses in Florida are built to stay cool, houses in Iowa are built to stay warm. Exposed and non-insulated pipes in Florida are common, but obviously non-existent in Iowa. I'm guessing the further south you go, the more common it is to have homes without central heating at all.