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    The current summit forecast for tomorrow shows "wind chills 80-90 below rising to 60-70 below by sunset". Yikes . At what level do these temps potentially affect operation of the OBS? Is it possible to still go outside to clear ice and do the other normal duties in these conditions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtruman View Post
    The current summit forecast for tomorrow shows "wind chills 80-90 below rising to 60-70 below by sunset". Yikes . At what level do these temps potentially affect operation of the OBS? Is it possible to still go outside to clear ice and do the other normal duties in these conditions?
    It would be cool if they had a retractable dome so they could close in the tower just long enough to deice the instruments.
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    Perhaps a sound wave generator could deice the tower from ground level?

    Of course this would have to be done from upwind so the sound waves don't get blown away

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    This is how cold it is here today. When this cold wave hits Mt. Washington, look out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtruman View Post
    The current summit forecast for tomorrow shows "wind chills 80-90 below rising to 60-70 below by sunset". Yikes . At what level do these temps potentially affect operation of the OBS? Is it possible to still go outside to clear ice and do the other normal duties in these conditions?
    There hasn't been a wind chill that has affected operations here. The thing to keep in mind is those are wind chill values not actual ambient air temperatures. Wind chill only affects exposed skin so the key is to make sure there is nothing exposed by either having another person inspect you or using a mirror to inspect ourselves as I do at night. The thing is, we are so bundled up so that after 0, it all feels the same. And since wind chills do not affect instruments operations, we still have to deice. Temperatures have never affected operations. Winds and thunderstorms on the other hand...
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    Ryan or someone can help me out. I've been lookin' for that picture (pre- Ryan) of all the Obs crew outside in 100 below windchills, women in t-shirts and men bare-chested, (or was it the other way around?).

    I bet they weren't out long, but they did it. Must have been on a dare. From say, a volunteer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    Ryan or someone can help me out. I've been lookin' for that picture (pre- Ryan) of all the Obs crew outside in 100 below windchills, women in t-shirts and men bare-chested, (or was it the other way around?).

    I bet they weren't out long, but they did it. Must have been on a dare. From say, a volunteer.

    KDT
    Gee, I wonder who that volunteer could be?
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    Right now it is -11 here in Tamworth, NH and it is forecast to get to -16. Freakin BBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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    Balmy 3 above here. It's a northern thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    Balmy 3 above here. It's a northern thing.

    KDT
    Supposed to be a high of 5 above tomorrow. I have to drive to York, Me because the workman's comp people love me to drive close to 100 miles one way just to see their Dr. Dumba$$es
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