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(Salon)   Article goes to great pains to prove that wind chill is not a real thing while simultaneously conceding that wind makes cold temperatures feel colder. Glad they cleared that up   (salon.com) divider line 10
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2014-01-30 05:10:27 PM  
4 votes:
Wind chill is all about perception

No, it's a way to represent the very real effect wind speed has on the rate at which your body loses heat to the environment.
2014-01-30 05:13:33 PM  
2 votes:
Still don't believe wind chill temperatures aren't real? Try an experiment: Put two thermometers outside, one in the wind and one shielded from it. When you return they will read the same.

If you watched the two thermometers the whole time, however, you'd notice that the one exposed to the wind reaches the minimum temperature more quickly.

F*ck, this article is stupid.
2014-01-30 07:00:56 PM  
1 votes:

lennavan: Still don't believe wind chill temperatures aren't real? Try an experiment: Put two thermometers outside, one in the wind and one shielded from it. When you return they will read the same.

You farking dipshiat, way to completely miss the point of what wind chill is.

Still don't believe wind chill temperatures are real? Try an experiment: Put two thermometers outside, one in the wind and one shielded from it.  Which one cools down faster?


Even better...use something called a "Wet Bulb" thermometer...That's how wind chill was originally measured, before they just started using math...
2014-01-30 06:05:11 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-01-30 06:00:33 PM  
1 votes:

TheStag: Only if you take your battery out and set it on the hood of your car between starts.  For windchill to count, you have to actually be exposed to the wind.

*the_more_you_know.jpg*


If you open your hood and look down, you will see the ground. The hood doesn't completely isolate the engine compartment from the environment.

*the_more_you_know.jpg*
2014-01-30 05:52:29 PM  
1 votes:

lennavan: Still don't believe wind chill temperatures aren't real? Try an experiment: Put two thermometers outside, one in the wind and one shielded from it. When you return they will read the same.

You farking dipshiat, way to completely miss the point of what wind chill is.

Still don't believe wind chill temperatures are real? Try an experiment: Put two thermometers outside, one in the wind and one shielded from it.  Which one cools down faster?


To be fair,not everyone has taken thermodynamics.
Simpler experiment: When the room feels cold stand in front of a running fan, then turn it off. Notice that the moving air made it feel colder.
This is called forced convection. If it wasn't real we wouldn't have fans inside computers. Natural convection moves heat slowly because the air hitting you warms up a little but some of it stays near your skin, transferring heat to other nearby air molecules, creating a buffer of warmer air around you. Heat transfer is proportional to the temperature difference so still air doesn't feel as cold. It takes very little wind to disrupt that buffer, which is why being indoors at the same temperature feels warmer, even just a thin tent or unheated bus or train shelter.
2014-01-30 05:46:39 PM  
1 votes:
I dont care if wind chill is real. Anyone who lives in a cold climate where there is snow on the ground 4 months of the year will tell you that there is nothing worst in winter than having your face sand-blasted off by the freezing wind. If it's not windy, odds are I will be just fine with a simple jacket or sweater.
2014-01-30 05:19:53 PM  
1 votes:
I see there's still no valid reason for me to open a Salon link.
2014-01-30 05:18:31 PM  
1 votes:
I didn't know functional retards could get jobs writing for Salon these days.
2014-01-30 05:14:12 PM  
1 votes:

Russ1642: Wind chill indexes are calculated for exposed skin. Sooooo maby people I know think it somehow affects their car and shiat like that. It'll be -10 C with a -30 windchill and they think their car isn't going to start. Drives me bananas.


Maybe they have cars covered in skin.  Every thought of that, genius?

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