Heavy winds and chilly temps can quickly lower your body temperature, says the National Institutes of Health.
The NIH provides advice for dressing for the cold and wind:
- Wear loose layers of clothing. The air between layers helps keep you warm.
- Put on a hat and scarf. You lose a lot of body heat when your head and neck are uncovered.
- Wear a waterproof coat if it’s snowy.
- Change your clothes right away if they get damp or wet.