Archive for January, 2011

Absolute Cold


today, originally uploaded by The Rambling Rountrees.

Cold, dark and desolate today -15 degrees this morning with a -37 degree wind chill factor! That means COLD!

Often when it’s cold outside and the wind is blowing, it’s difficut to know how cold it will really feel just by finding out what the basic temperature is.   Some days feel colder than others when there is a wind blowing, even if the temperatures are the same, and taking the wind into account, you could feel much colder than the temperature itself.  This effect is known as the wind chill factor, a measure of the cooling effect of wind.  The rate at which a body loses heat increases due to the wind, so the air on a windy day feels cooler than the temperature indicated by a thermometer.  This heat loss can be calculated for various combinations of windspeed and air temperature and then converted to a windchill equivalent temperature (or wind chill factor).  Our handy little calculator below will instantly calculate the wind chill factor for you if you input the temperature and windspeed. Calculations are done using the new windchill formula which came into effect on 1st November 2001.


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January 2011


Blue Skies, originally uploaded by The Rambling Rountrees.

Well Just a quick update to all my readers. I have been consumed by taking care of others lately. My mother, my cat and and my work. My mom is still recovering from her nasty stroke she had in September 2010, my cat Callie has breast cancer, had a mastectomy and is now undergoing chemotherapy for five treatments.And I am still a slave to my work. Winter came in with a wrath and we are waiting for the supposed January thaw to occur here in the Northeast. Other than that, everything is cold and desolate. The gym has kept me company during the cold evening and I have been working on weight training for my lower body. That sums it up in a nutshell!

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