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    Windchill is an ephemeral beast. I'm no meatyerologist, but I know that the widely recognized formula for wind chill was changed in the last decade; making it necessary to recalculate historical values to be sure you're comparing apples to apples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D
    I'm in the lead, but we have 3 weeks left. I'm gunning for a warm snap like the one we had last winter. Of course, if that happened the ski industry would be devastated and winter enthusiasts throughout the region would be upset, but I want the prize! What is the prize?
    My suggestion on the prize is that if the winner is an Observatory member, they get a free tour of the observatory next summer when they go to the summit. If they are not a member, but want the tour, they need to sign up to be a member by Memorial Day - then they can get a free tour.
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    How about a signed picture of Nin. A signed picture of nin is going to be worth alot of money one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockin rex
    How about a signed picture of Nin. A signed picture of nin is going to be worth alot of money one day.
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    that is an awesome idea, lol. that would be funny.
    somebody will win it and then sell it on ebay and make alot of money off it
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    so what was the lowest temp so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk
    so what was the lowest temp so far
    -11 F. on Dec, 8th according to Weather Underground. http://www.wunderground.com/history/....html#calendar

    Bill O claimed it hit -12 F. that day in an earlier post. I don't see any record of that.....I think he may be padding the temps a little.
    Last edited by Robohiker; 12-18-2006 at 08:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robohiker
    -11 F. on Dec, 8th according to Weather Underground. http://www.wunderground.com/history/....html#calendar

    Bill O claimed it hit -12 F. that day in an earlier post. I don't see any record of that.....I think he may be padding the temps a little.
    This link is the authority, it is the preliminary raw data from the Observatory.

    http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/f6/2006/12.pdf

    You can find the link to it under F6 on the weather page on mountwashington.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummitStaff
    This link is the authority, it is the preliminary raw data from the Observatory.

    http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/f6/2006/12.pdf

    You can find the link to it under F6 on the weather page on mountwashington.org
    Hummh....The Weather channel site also claims -11 F. on Dec. 8, 2006...

    and we know the Weather Channel is never wrong!

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    I'm guessing the -11F is the lowest temperature recorded during the hourly observations. This gets automatically fed into the Weather.com and wunderground systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    I'm guessing the -11F is the lowest temperature recorded during the hourly observations. This gets automatically fed into the Weather.com and wunderground systems.
    That is almost certainly why Weather.com and Wunderground are wrong.

    Those sites receive the hourly observations, but the low temperature rarely occurs on the hour. The mercury low thermometer is authoritative, and that's where the -12 came from.

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