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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted January 17, 2005 13:25      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Weather for Ottawa, Ontario

Check out tomorrow's weather (Jan 17th).

Windchill of -42c. (-41f for you crazy Americans.)

I have to go to work in that.

So with that, I say, "it was nice knowing all of you. :|".

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Icon 1 posted January 17, 2005 13:45      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
'windchill' of -42.

So, that's how cold it would feel if you were walking around naked, right?

In that case, I'd advise against going to work naked tomorrow.

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Icon 1 posted January 17, 2005 17:51      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
DNF____I always thought that it was interesting that -40C,-40F were the same point, and one of the alcohols frose at that temp.

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Yeah I am pretty bummed about the weather around here too.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and windy. Highs 77 to 83. Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph below passes and canyons.

What only 83? What a rip off. [Razz]

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Cap'n Vic

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Bah! T shirt weather. Next thing is y'all be calling in the army to shovel snow. Cry me a freakin river.

Wind chill is for whiners.

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Capt'n Vic____Is it true that in WhiteHorse that there are no Pawn Brokers because they cant keep the Brass Balls on the sign, and that the Brass Monkey froze?

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Cap'n Vic

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Capt'n Vic____Is it true that in WhiteHorse that there are no Pawn Brokers because they cant keep the Brass Balls on the sign, and that the Brass Monkey froze?

......now that you mention it.

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quote:
Originally posted by CommanderShroom:
Yeah I am pretty bummed about the weather around here too.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and windy. Highs 77 to 83. Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph below passes and canyons.

What only 83? What a rip off. [Razz]

No Fair! I actually had to wear a coat to work today
[Mad] [Razz]

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I'm wearing a ski-doo suit at work.

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
I'm wearing a ski-doo suit at work.

Ok, you just knew we'd demand pictures, right?

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It's terrible out here. I actually had to wear a long sleeved overshirt in order to ride my bike to work. [Razz]

Though since the rain only stopped last week there is still a lot of debris on the road. Got smacked by a dirt clod in the chest at 85. Ouch!

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
I'm wearing a ski-doo suit at work.

Ok, you just knew we'd demand pictures, right?
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Which one's you ?

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Which one's you ?

The one on top, silly.

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Celsius <-> Fahrenheit conversion is actually really easy... Just take the temperature in deg. C and reverse the digits:

e.g. 16C = 61F

Amazing, right? Let's try another...

28C = 82F

Okee, gotta go now (slinks out of room...)
[Big Grin]

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Windchill is the rate at which the wind removes heat from water, I believe. Basically, despite the temperature being -29, heat will escape from your body at a rate as though the temperature was -41.

It was bloody cold, I don't care how much of a pansy you think I am for it. [Razz]

As for the actual way to convert from c to f, take c, times by 9 divided by 5, add 32.

f = c * 9 / 5 + 32
c = (f - 32) * 5 / 9

Or you can do a quick (and wrong, but mildly close) conversion by taking c, doubling it, and adding 30. Works close enough to give you a rough estimate within the range that temperatures on this planet would be. [Big Grin]

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Um...that's switching the digits *does not work*

Let's see here:
32 F != 23 C
98 F != 89 C (you'd be *DEAD*)
97 C != 79 F (dropped 100 C to prevent it from being ridiculous)

Bad science debunked!

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Wot? Bob and Doug MacKenzie told me to convert anything from metric to imperial you just had to double it and add 30 [Confused]

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FWIW I posted a long while back exactly what the 'wind chill factor' was......I'm too lazy to search the forums for it but feel free to.

*edit: here.

Also, cool definition, formula and snazzy (sorry java requied) tool here.

I still think that wind chill is subjective bull shit.

Eg: I'll shave my scrotum, place it against a steel pole in Greenland in January.....you hose me down with water. It may only be -20 but it feels like -30 [Roll Eyes]

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It's finally above 0F here. I feel like breaking out the shorts!
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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Um...that's switching the digits *does not work*
Let's see here:
32 F != 23 C
98 F != 89 C (you'd be *DEAD*)
97 C != 79 F (dropped 100 C to prevent it from being ridiculous)

Really?! Gosh, maybe that's why people look at me funny when I complain about how hot it is when it's 8 C outside!
[Big Grin] (that's a grin, there, by the way)

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
I still think that wind chill is subjective bull shit.

It is, when it's expressed as a temperature.

At one point, Environment Canada was leading a charge to express windchill in watts per metre squared, which was a measure of how fast heat was removed from exposed flesh. It was quantitative, but it must have driven the TV weather people and DJs nuts -- I can imagine the deluge of phone calls that followed.

Whether it's expressed in deg C or W/m^2, they still have to tell people what it really means to be outside in those conditions. Why they can't just cut to the chase and say something like "It's -20 outside, and with the wind your exposed scrotum will freeze and drop off in 30 seconds" is beyond me. [shake head]

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Simple indicator:

If you walk outside, take a breath and your nose slams shut, its cold.

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