Skip to comments.Alaska sets new wind chill record of -97 degrees
Posted on 02/16/2014 11:30:50 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The National Weather Service says a new Alaska wind chill record of -97 degrees has been set in remote Howard Pass in the Brooks Range.
The Weather Service's Facebook page says the threshold was broken at 3:39 p.m. Friday. A temperature of -42 degrees with a sustained northern wind of 71 mph was recorded. Howard Pass is uninhabited.
Meteorologist Eddie Zingone in Anchorage said Saturday the area had wind chills of -90 or below for much of the day.
Zingone says a National Park Service sensor picked up the reading, and other nearby sensors are rare.
The agency says the previous record of -96 degrees was set in Prudhoe Bay/ARCO on Jan. 28, 1989.
More of Obama’s “global warming”. Barry needs to tell the baby-raping clowns at the UN to fix this.
Global Warming strikes again! Gimmie a billion dollars to fix it!
If you like your global warming, you can keep your global warming. Except for Alaska.
Now that’s cold.
As a snow storm bore down on the east coast on Thursday, CBS This Morning sought to lay blame on global warming, with the headline on screen fretting: "Extreme Weather; Are These Kinds of Storms, Droughts Unprecedented?" Co-host Charlie Rose turned New York City College physics professor Michio Kaku and wondered: "What's causing all this?"
Kaku proclaimed: "Well, the wacky weather could get even wackier. What we're seeing is that the jet stream and the polar vortex are becoming unstable. Instability of historic proportions. We think it's because of the gradual heating up of the North Pole. The North Pole is melting." Rose interjected: "Global warming."
The colder it gets, the more they believe.
But you can see Russia from there where it`s much warmer due to climate change and globular warming.
I am always so frustrated about the Sarah Palin quote about seeing Russia from Alaska.
She never said she could see Russia from her house. Tina Fey impersonating Sarah Palin said that.
But, Big Diomede Island and Little Diomede Island are only 2 miles apart in the Bering Strait. Big Diomede is Russian territory, while Little Diomede belongs to Alaska. So Sarah Palin is right that there is a part of Alaska from which you can see a part of Russia. But it took me several sentences to explain it, which is beyond the comprehension of liberals to understand.
I bet about now one could not only see Russia, but could walk there.
During the Korean War, my Dad was stationed in the Aleutians because of the proximity of Stalin’s USSR.
Odd, because when Stalin died in 1953, the “shootin’ part” of the Korean War ended too. (Of course, the diplomatic part of that War continues to this day)
So, even though the quote comes from Tina Fey MOCKING Sarah, the truth is that Alaska is closer to the hostile east than any other state.
My personal record was -66 on the old wind chill scale back in 1983. Had to change a dead battery on the girlfriend’s car on Christmas Eve. Air temp was -15 and the wind was about 25 mph. Today it would only be -44. Regardless, the battery was changed in less than five minutes.
Now THAT’s the way I like to see the temperature reported. Sixty-seven below with no wind, or with light wind, or with 20 mph wind.
My home is in North Dakota, which isn’t Alaska, but ND has its winters too.
In my dad’s house we never talked about wind chill. That, though he wouldn’t have said the word, was for the pussies giving the weather report on tv.
We would say the gauge showed 26 below this morning and the wind was blowing like hell!
You have me beat by 15 degrees...Old Forge, NY the morning the NY state record was set at 52 below zero. Dead calm...kind of eerie.
The record wind chill in ND is -103 set in 1985.
I remember it because we were returning from the inlaws in Iowa to Minot,ND when we got caught in a blizzard about Fergus Falls, Mn. My kids were aged two months to 7. Total whiteout, got behind a semi and followed his taillights into Fargo where we got a room for the night.
Found out then it was being reported it was minus 100 at Washburn. By the next morning, the storm had cleared but it was still bitter cold.
Another guest staying at the Days Inn and I got our vehicles running and then spent the rest of the am helping others get their cars going. Quite interesting and memorable trip, to say the least.
As long as that does not move into the midwest, I am ok.
Windchill factor warmed up.
August 20, 2001 Posted: 2:59 PM EDT (1859 GMT)
By Thom Patterson
(CNN) Change is in the wind. The U.S. National Weather Service is about to revise how it measures the wind chill factor for the first time in 56 years.
The public may have trouble with the new system at first because it makes temperatures appear warmer than they did under the old index.
Under the old system, an air temperature of 20 degrees Fahrenheit with a 15-mph wind speed would result in a wind chill of 5 degrees below zero, according to the weather service.
Under the same conditions, the new index would show an 11-degree increase in the wind chill factor: 6 degrees above zero.
Were trying to ... generate a public education campaign, and we urge our users out there to take this seriously even though the numbers have been warmed up, said Mark Tew, who heads the weather service project as chairman of the Joint Action Group on Temperature Indices.
Same here. I want the real temp. Central Manitoba here and all I need to know is the temp and wind speed. Saying really windy will do too.
Some radio stations here just give the wind chill temp. I just about have a heart attack when they say -38C but it’s only -20 real temp and I haven’t plugged my car in.
You can’t even go outside in that can you?
Yes, and you are probably already bi-lingual in Fahrenheit and Celsius, as us statesiders aren’t.
But if you are Manitoban you are good in my book. Saskatchewan too-—when I was growing up we knew the northern neighbors would do what they said.
Over here in Montana, where I am right now, I finally met a guy from Dauphin-—this was about 15 years ago. Growing up with CBC so close by I always heard the temps from up there (brrr) but one week when I had rented a fishing cabin, up near Yellowstone Park, there were a couple miners also staying at the little camp/resort.
They were working the platinum/palladium mine west of Billings. And they were the guys who drove the little drill locomotive, on rails, that had the grinder on the front and brought the rock down to make the mine deeper.
Scary stuff, they told me, especially on this mine, ‘cause the rock came down in big slabs faster than it was supposed to.
Anyway these two had been doing this their whole lives, traveling around the world, wherever the newest, best-paying mine happened to be opening up. And the first guy, taller, from Manitoba but I don’t know where, spoke slowly and with a northland accent but pretty easy on my North Dakota ears.
The other guy, the little guy from Dauphin—man, he spoke some kind of dialect half-way between Canadian, French and American and I could barely understand a word he said. He would ask me something and I would look at the other guy. “He wants to know how fishing was today.”
He would say something else, really short, and I would look at the taller man. “He said what kind of fish are they?”
Anyway I lost some credibility with the little guy when he asked where my fish were one morning. I told him (through our translater) that I almost always let them all go, that I was fishing catch-and-release.
The took about three our four exchanges back and forth to sink in for him. The last thing he asked me was, “Then what the hell are you doing out there?”
Of course my daddy was forever asking me the same thing.
At any rate they were a couple of the best. Deep-digging hard-rock miners, they would head into the mine at ten p.m. and come out about eight in the morning, dirty, tired, making the world go ‘round.
I admired them, they lived up to my boyhood image of Canadians, ay?