Hazard Notifications Introduces *Experimental* Skin Exposure Index

Life threatening cold is impacting much of the Midwest today and tomorrow! Bitter cold wind chills possibly dipping to -60F are possible. In these conditions, frostbite can occur in a matter of minutes!

This event has inspired Hazard Notifications to create a unique *Experimental* Skin Exposure Index, or SEI algorithm, that the monitors the conditions necessary to cause frostbite. The output is easy for anyone to comprehend; a simple measurement indicating minutes of skin exposure prior to damage. Here’s the latest map for Monday, Jan 6:

 

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You can see widespread areas of under 10 minutes exposure across much of the Midwest. This is a very dangerous situation!

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