It isn’t really all that cold, not like some places on this beautiful planet. I was just reading about a couple of towns or villages in Siberia, where recod lows are 90 below zero. Coldest Place On Earth Spotted The article gets my imagination soaring. Minus 90, right here on Earth and people live there. Jesus
“The coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth is northeastern Siberia, where temperatures in the towns of Verkhoyansk and Oimekon dropped to a bone-chilling 90 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (minus 67.8 C) in 1892 and 1933, respectively.”
Anywho, the temperature was hovering just below freezing yesterday. The promise that I would be working in nice warm client’s dens did not pan out even remotely. I did not go on any roofs, but I did do a lot of ladder work and I’m here to tell ya, if the wind chill doubles the feel of the temperature on the ground it feels ten times colder up at roof top heights. The windiest place around Las Vegas is the airport area, guess where my first repair was? Brrr!
I’ve got great gloves, unfortunately I can’t do much with them on except get to where I need to be. About 30 seconds with gloves off and I can count on pain later.
Here is how wind chill works according to Wikipedia:
The human body loses heat through convection, evaporation, conduction, and radiation. The rate of heat loss by a surface through convection depends on the wind speed above that surface. As a surface heats the air around it, an insulating boundary layer of warm air forms against the surface. Moving air disrupts the boundary layer, allowing for new, cooler air to replace the warm air against the surface. The faster the wind speed, the more readily the surface cools.
I’d say the wind was blowing 10MPH yesterday morning at Ride to Pride’s barn.
- = Wind chill index, kcal/m2/h
- = Wind velocity, m/s
- = Air temperature, °C
let’s see, 10 mph according to engineerstoolbox equals 4.47 meters per second and 20 degrees Fahrenheit equals 6.6 degrees Celsius
32.122 x 26.3 = 844 Not! What the hell did I do wrong? Decimal place if off according to this site springfrog it is 8.8 degrees this sounds more like it.
Let’s just say it is damn cold, and unless you’re bundled up and skiing down a mountain it’s smart to stay inside like I am fairly certain those hardy folks living in Siberia’s Oimekon do, and if you must go outside to work like I do again today, the first priority is keeping gloves on as much as possible.
I woke up at 4:00 AM. I managed to stay in bed until 4:30 when I heard the coffee pot start. I’ve been doing important and timely back-ups of my site as well as my personal computer. I think it was yesterday morning that I was greeted with the message “Disk boot failure” matter-of-factly. Not good, but the smart money says back this fucker up before it doesn’t go past that fatal message. I’ve also copied all the BMN pictures and you may be able to imagine how many pics this is, to a second hard-drive in this system. Doing this move should lighten the load on this hard-drive.
Next I went to Godaddy where http://outfitnm.com is hosted and backed up a half dozen mySQL databases, which isn’t all of them, but it is the important ones. It is also good to refresh in my head what all my passwords are for moving files around using FTP (file transfer protocol)
I’ve also reverted the theme at the outfit to Atahualpa because it takes advantage of my large collection of headers.
Basically I’m doing all sorts of work trying to not think about needing to go back out in the cold to work today.
Well Hell if I can do this then there is no reason why I shouldn’t get out there and lower my wind-turbine tomorrow and install the upgraded tail which I haven’t built yet, but shouldn’t take long. I’ll attach a pulley to the tower near the guy cable tie-downs so we can pull Christmas lights up in a pyramid pattern, which we think ought to look like a Christmas tree for miles around.
On the other hand I may just remain inside watching streaming videos licking my wounds, like our dogs are doing right now after being outside for only an hour. Buddy licks his paws trying to remove the icicles between his toes. He doesn’t seem to care too much about ice buildup and we need to coax him inside at night as he’d rather sleep in the snow. Both Buddy and Lily have pillows which I’ve been sweeping off each night, but I have seen them lie on their respective cushions even though they can’t see them under the snow.
I really ought to build them dog houses. I’m bad, or lazy or both. Poor doggies
Brian Rodgers, “over and out!”