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Extreme wind chill
« on: January 29, 2019, 05:04:51 PM »
The temperature here in Manitoba Canada as I post this  is -33C  (-27F) and the wind is in the 30Km/h range ( 18 MPH) .. 

This is the first time I've seen the 'DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL' warning on my Davis Vantage Pro2..  ( -50C is -58F )   I was out briefly today.  It's painfully cold.  Exposed skin can freeze in 3 minutes.
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Re: Extreme wind chill
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 10:46:55 PM »
forget that
on the flip side we have been getting record high temperatures here (southern hemisphere summer)

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Re: Extreme wind chill
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 11:03:56 PM »
I'd love to be there now..   (I toured the north and south islands  back in January 2003 - Nice weather, lovely country).

And just to add..  Six months ago it was up to +38C  (100F) here.  That's a 71C degree swing   Ya gotta be hardy to live here :)

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Re: Extreme wind chill
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Re: Extreme wind chill
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 02:39:12 AM »
So Brian, just how low does the wind chill meter go???

Damn cold tonight.

We cancelled school Monday for snow. Should have been open.

Cancelled Tuesday-Thursday for cold. Kids have e-learning days Wednesday and Thursday.

Teachers have to report to school for cold days. Technically, we can stay home as long as we are available to students to ask questions. It will be -25 F tomorrow morning. Exhaust from cars hits the road and flash freezes making black ice. No one should be out in that crap.

Some counties in SW Minnesota are calling for NO travel because it is flat, the wind is blowing snow around. The wind comes down Buffalo Ridge from SD and gravity takes over.

It is just for a few days, but it is damn cold.

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Re: Extreme wind chill
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 05:00:16 PM »
Here in northern Illinois we dropped to -24.4 in my backyard. My backyard record low is -27 so that still stands. However I think we set a new record low max temperature of -8  on Thursday Jan 30. Yesterday was probably the worst with strong gusty winds and windchills of -30 to -40+f. Pretty frustrated with my Vantage Pro console reception in these temperatures.  I have 2 and they both dropped reception of temperature and wind (I have an anemometer xmitter) on several occasions sometimes for a couple of hours. I also have a Vue console located further away from the ISS and anemometer xmitter,  and it never dropped out. I'm considering making my Vue the main console for WD but then I won't get the soil temps. Sigh... 

Stay warm all. We are forecast to be back in the 40s and near 50 by early next week.
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Re: Extreme wind chill
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 05:45:18 PM »
on the flip side we have been having a record breaking heat wave here (summer) :)
(38C was recorded in one place)

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Re: Extreme wind chill
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 06:04:19 PM »
on the flip side we have been having a record breaking heat wave here (summer) :)
(38C was recorded in one place)

My wife and I would love to visit NZ! Not sure I could handle the flight though. It's not the flying but time it takes. Maybe though...
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Re: Extreme wind chill
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 09:44:24 PM »
and Australia has been breaking heat records too (over 49C)