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post #1 of 31 Old 11-06-2006, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Wind Chill

Not sure whether this should go here or in "Off Topic" so if it needs to be moved feel free!

I started wondering about wind chill, especially since it's starting to get sort of cool outside. I ran across a formula on the National Weather Service web site that shows how to calculate wind chill given an air temperature and wind speed, so I put together a little PHP program on my web site to calculate it. Provide an air temperature and click the [CALCULATE] button and it will show the wind chill at 5 mph increments from 5 to 100 mph. I can go higher, but 100 seemed to be enough

Here's A Link to the page on my web site, and for those who might be interested Here Is The Link on the NWS web site.

Is it accurate? Beats me. The formula is not mine, I just put it on a web page!

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Wow, on my ride to work the other day it was 1.82 deg wind chill. Buuurrrr.
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Yep, that's pretty chilly! In fact it's just plain COLD!! If you think that's bad though, try entering zero for the air temp and look at what happens at interstate speeds.

I did run across a wind chill chart on the NWS site (Here's the link if anyone wants to print one out) and checked a handfull of the numbers so it does appear to agree with what they publish.

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Keep in mind below -20f skin can freeze in a matter of minutes (much quicker if wet).
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Do not take a shower outside. lol. Rode all one winter in GWN. 20 below F at 30 MPH has a coolish feel to it. Have also worked outside at 40/45 below with 100 below windchill factor, no fun factor involved.

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I ride to and from work every day. 16.2 miles one way. Early morning temps are brisk in low 40's and high 30's. Late afternoon, early evening, much to warm for Aerostitch winter gear. I'm looking forward to much lower temps.

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I think the worst I've ever been in was about 1987/1988. We set record lows around here that winter of -10 with wind blowing about 10-20 mph. For some places that's just chilly, but for us it was evil.

Right now we are all over the place. Last week the high was in the low 50's and this Friday it is forecast to be 79 and Sunday the high is forecast to be 60. The low temps this week are higher than the high temps last week. Not uncommon for us to bounce around like this, but this year has had more temperature variation than most.

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That's a clever little page, Scott. Thanks for sharing.
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Any time. Hope you can get some use from it. It is calibrated for 650's though so I don't know how well it will work for 1k's

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SCraig, you are too funny. lol.

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