26 February 2021

Eggs cracked in Walker, Minnesota


Wind chills recently 50 degrees below zero.  This is one of my favorite towns to go to for vacations (in the spring, summer, and autumn only).

Image cropped for size from the original at the via.

10 comments:

  1. Minus 40 Celsius is the same as minus 40 Fahrenheit.
    How cool is that !





    Very cool.

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    1. That is interesting.

      Do you know how cold it is if it's twice as cold as 0 degrees C?

      To answer that question, check out "Twice as cold as 0 C" at betweenborders.com. An interesting though not overly technical explanation of Celsius, Farenheit, and Kelvin.

      http://betweenborders.com/curiosities/twice-as-cold-as-0%c2%b0c/

      If you are not in a reading mood, the answer to the question above is -136.575 C

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    2. Yes, but that depends on whether "twice as cold" is the same as "half as hot." The situation reminds me of one of my most hated phrases "two times less" [or "three times less etc"], where baselines can be argued.

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  2. Somewhat related, "USING FAHRENHEIT CAN OBSCURE THE TRUE SEVERITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE"

    A look at 2 studies, from 2018.

    https://psmag.com/environment/climate-change-looms-larger-in-celsius-than-fahrenheit-latest-research

    An aside to the blog host: I cannot locate the solutions to the RSS 2020 Christmas Quiz. I wonder if you have come across the solutions? I am usually able to solve one or two of the puzzles, this year none.

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    1. I have not seen the Christmas Quiz answers, nor have I been able to Google their location. I wonder if the RSS is keeping them behind a paywall to encourage membership.

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  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw0cR8euig Spring in Sweden

    I-)

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    1. sorry, here is the correct URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw0cR8euig0 Spring in Sweden

      I-)

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  4. Why do we continue to use wind chill to the exclusion of the actual temperature? Wind chill is meant to be the same as "feels like". Of course inanimate objects, eggs included, don't react to wind chill. Leave a thermometer outside and it will only show the actual temp. not wind chill. By the way I have experienced -49F actual and -49F wind chill. They are not the same.

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    1. I will need to disagree with you here. Wind chill is not a "mental" impression of what the temperature "feels like." It is a measure of how rapidly a heated object will cool in an environment. If an object is in -20F air with wind that produces a wind chill of -49F, the item will cool as fast as one in -49F air (but only cool to -20F). Liquid eggs included.

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