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    Bill-O, I thought I would expand "cooling rate...

    Bill-O,

    I thought I would expand "cooling rate modifier" to describe the physics behind it.

    I imagine you could get that serious cooling if it were nice and windy and bone-dry, and you are...
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    I have always understood wind chill to be more...

    I have always understood wind chill to be more than a feeling. Otherwise, why do we blow on hot coffee to cool it down?

    Wind Chill operates with two mechanisms: evaporative cooling, and...
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    To find out if the Aurora is coming south, check...

    To find out if the Aurora is coming south, check out the POES satellite. Here's a link to the latest image: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/gif/pmapN.gif

    For generalized solar weather,...
  4. Mercury is never used in low temperature...

    Mercury is never used in low temperature thermometers for one simple reason - it turns into a solid at about -40F (or -40C).

    Wikipedia lists it as -38.83C, -37.89F
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    Summit Health Issues

    I drove the Auto Road in Sept, 2006. It was absolutely stunning - clear and crisp, just a light haze. I wish I could have enjoyed it more, but I was pretty light-headed and headachy. No chest...
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    Durn skippy. The new GFS has it a day faster and...

    Durn skippy. The new GFS has it a day faster and further west. It's a nice dream, though.
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    Breathless Blizzard Watch for Christmas?

    The GFS for Christmas (http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/namer/gfs/12/images/gfs_pcp_264l.gif) is showing another Nor'Easter, this one a lot further east than the one this weekend. ...
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    One last New Years for Nin?

    If I had a vote, I'd say let Nin stay up for one more New Years Eve. Besides, The GFS shows another nice big storm for Christmas.
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    I've been following the Meteo-Madness blog at...

    I've been following the Meteo-Madness blog at Accuweather.com. He is saying 12-18 inches in Maine (where it seems you are from)

    I will be bumming, since I am in Central NJ, where it seems we're...
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    What about GFS 228hrs?

    Yeah, I know - insanely far out. But it shows another Nor'easter.

    Just how much will this winter resemble the 17 ice-storm one of 1993-94?

    Bill
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    Woot!

    Thanks for the info, Brian. I have been hitting the GFS models every six hrs, and they are trending more and more east with the low, meaning more snow chance and less rain chance for the Central NJ...
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