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Happy New Year...or Damn, it's COLD!!!

1/5/2010 10:57:17 PM

Hi all - I wanted to start out by wishing you a happy New Year 2010. I wish everyone safe and happy travels.

Well, we went to Pittsburgh for the week after Christmas, and man it was cold!  This Florida-guy is not used to temps in the 20's!  Apparently it followed me home... tomorrow (early AM) temps will be hovering around freezing.  There will be dead iguanas laying around in the parking lot of my office again....they're not used to it either.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy winter in Florida...as long as the sun is shining, I'm going to RIDE!  Have been all week.

Here's an interesting tidbit I'm showing you courtesy of the Weather.com site:


Wind Chill Equivalent Index

The Wind Chill is the temperature your body feels when the air temperature is combined with the wind speed. It is based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin caused by the effects of wind and cold. As the speed of the wind increases, it can carry heat away from your body much more quickly, causing skin temperature to drop. The Wind Chill chart below shows the difference between actual air temperature and perceived temperature, and amount of time until frostbite occurs.

  Temperature (#F)
-45 -40 -35 -30 -25 -20 -15 -10 -5 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40
60 -98 -91 -84 -76 -69 -62 -55 -48 -40 -33 -26 -19 -11 -4 3 10 17 25
55 -97 -89 -82 -75 -68 -61 -54 -46 -39 -32 -25 -18 -11 -3 4 11 18 25
50 -95 -88 -81 -74 -67 -60 -52 -45 -38 -31 -24 -17 -10 -3 4 12 19 26
45 -93 -86 -79 -72 -65 -58 -51 -44 -37 -30 -23 -16 -9 -2 5 12 19 26
40 -91 -84 -78 -71 -64 -57 -50 -43 -36 -29 -22 -15 -8 -1 6 13 20 27
35 -89 -82 -76 -69 -62 -55 -48 -41 -34 -27 -21 -14 -7 0 7 14 21 28
30 -87 -80 -73 -67 -60 -53 -46 -39 -33 -26 -19 -12 -5 1 8 15 22 28
25 -84 -78 -71 -64 -58 -51 -44 -37 -31 -24 -17 -11 -4 3 9 16 23 29
20 -81 -74 -69 -61 -55 -48 -42 -35 -29 -22 -15 -9 -2 4 11 17 24 30
15 -77 -71 -64 -58 -51 -45 -39 -32 -26 -19 -13 -7 0 6 13 19 25 32
10 -72 -66 -59 -53 -47 -41 -35 -28 -22 -16 -10 -4 3 9 15 21 27 34
5 -63 -57 -52 -46 -40 -34 -28 -22 -16 -11 -5 1 7 13 19 25 31 36
Frostbite Times:
5 Minutes 10 Minutes 30 Minutes

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