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Black Wolfe blackwolfe at charter.net
Sat Feb 25 07:04:08 CST 2012


 > Current Summit Conditions
> <http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php>
> Temperature 9.6°F
> Wind 81.5 mph
> Direction 269° (W)
> Gust 88.6 mph
> Wind Chill -22.3°F
> Saturday 7:30 AM
>
>
> How can the windchill be -22  with 80 mph winds at 9 degrees?
>
>
> -- 
> Felix J. McGillicuddy



It has to do with evaporative cooling.  Your warm perspiration drawn away by 
that cold wind cools your body like it is -22 degrees.  Notice I said your 
body; mine is staying in the "warm" 30 degree and rising south today.



Black Wolfe

Bruce W.






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