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important Iowa State Mesonet website(*********************** ), wind chill worths were calculated for all per hour observations from January26 th through February 1st at automated stations. A legitimate temperature level and wind speed is needed to calculate a wind chill. An overall of 2,(********************************************************* )stations in the U.S. and Canada had enough observations for addition in the analysis.(********************* )(******************** )Temperature Levels in the-20 ° Fs to -40 ° Fs prevailed from North Dakota to Illinois. A possible state record of-38 ° F was observed at Mount Carroll, Illinois. What was really amazing was the wind that accompanied these low temperature levels. Lots of circumstances of continual winds over(********************************************************************************** )miles per hour with temperature levels chillier than- 20 ° F were reported. This triggers the wind chill to drop alarmingly low. For referral, a temperature level of-(********************************************************************************** )° F with a continual wind of20 miles per hour produces a wind chill of-48 ° F. This is a great time to keep in mind that this analysis specifically utilizes the wind chill formula established in2001 Based upon the (************************************************ )formula, the most affordable wind chill reading I can discover throughout any year at a main station is-73 ° F at Pembina, ND, in January1936 Other lower readings most likely exist, however that is the most affordable I have actually seen.

What strikes me as the most amazing function of the2019 occasion is the little spatial footprint and
brief period. Super extreme Arctic break outs usually blast all the method to the Gulf of Mexico. This air mass was rapidly shunted to the east and weakened rather rapidly. For contrast, the fantastic February 1899 cold wave produced unfavorable wind chills all the method into Florida and the typical minimum wind chill for the Adjoining U.S. was-26 F![Stay tuned for a blog post on February 1899 wind chills]

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Picked Low Wind Chills:

Here is a shortened list of low wind chills throughout the January(******************************************************************************* )to February 1 duration.

  • Shepherd Bay, Canada:-88 ° F
  • Churchill, Canada: -66 ° F
  • Winnipeg, Canada:-61 ° F
  • Grand Forks, ND:-61 ° F
  • Fargo, ND:-57 ° F
  • Aberdeen, SD:-54 ° F
  • Sioux Falls, SD:-47 ° F
  • Cedar Rapids, IA:-55 ° F
  • Des Moines, IA:-46 ° F
  • Park Rapids, MN:-(************************************************************* )° F
  • St. Cloud, MN:-58 ° F
  • International Falls
    , MN:-57 ° F
  • Minneapolis/St.
    Paul, MN:-55 ° F
  • Appleton, WI:-54 ° F
  • Madison, WI:-48 ° F
  • DeKalb, IL:-57 ° F
  • Chicago, IL:-52 ° F
  • Champaign, IL:-44 ° F
  • Indinanapolis, IN:-38 ° F
  • Detroit, MI:-37 ° F
  • Dayton, OH:-36 ° F
  • Pittsburgh, PA:-25 ° F
  • Buffalo, NY:-30 ° F
  • New York City City, NY:-15 ° F
  • Boston, MA:-16 ° F
  • Washington, D.C.: -4 ° F(************* )

This occasion compares positively with the late January/early February 1996 wind chill occasion. The most affordable worths in 2019 were a couple of degrees warmer than the 1996 worths for a lot of places. The map( s) listed below reveal the most affordable wind chill worths for the 2019 occasion. If you remained in the heart of the 2019 break out, it really was an as soon as in a generation occasion.

Most affordable computed wind chill throughout January26- February,2019 duration. Information source Iowa State Mesonet.

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Most affordable computed wind chill throughout January26 – February,2019 duration. Information source Iowa State Mesonet. Brian Brettschneider(*********************
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Incredibly low wind chills were observed throughout the current cold wave( Polar Vortex occasion) from the Dakotas through the Great Lakes area. What the cold wave did not have in spatial level, it offseted in strength. I must keep in mind that much hand-wringing occurs on using the term “Polar Vortex.” Given that it was utilized thoroughly in the media reporting on the occasion, it is utilized uncritically in this post.

Utilizing per hour observations downloaded from the important Iowa State Mesonet website , wind chill worths were calculated for all per hour observations from January 26 th through February 1st at automated stations.
A legitimate temperature level and wind speed is needed to calculate a wind chill. An overall of 2, 257 stations in the U.S. and Canada had enough observations for addition in the analysis.

Temperature Levels in the – 20 ° Fs to – 40 ° Fs prevailed from North Dakota to Illinois. A possible state record of – 38 ° F was observed at Mount Carroll, Illinois. What was really amazing was the wind that accompanied these low temperature levels. Lots of circumstances of continual winds over 20 miles per hour with temperature levels chillier than – 20 ° F were reported. This triggers the wind chill to drop alarmingly low. For referral, a temperature level of – 20 ° F with a continual wind of 20 miles per hour produces a wind chill of – 48 ° F. This is a great time to keep in mind that this analysis specifically utilizes the wind chill formula established in2001 Based upon the 2001 formula, the most affordable wind chill reading I can discover throughout any year at a main station is – 73 ° F at Pembina, ND, in January1936 Other lower readings most likely exist, however that is the most affordable I have actually seen.

What strikes me as the most amazing function of the 2019 occasion is the little spatial footprint and brief period. Super extreme Arctic break outs usually blast all the method to the Gulf of Mexico. This air mass was rapidly shunted to the east and weakened rather rapidly. For contrast, the fantastic February 1899 cold wave produced unfavorable wind chills all the method into Florida and the typical minimum wind chill for the Adjoining U.S. was – 26 F! [Stay tuned for a blog post on February 1899 wind chills]

Picked Low Wind Chills:

Here is a shortened list of low wind chills throughout the January 26 to February 1 duration.

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  • Shepherd Bay, Canada: – 88 ° F
  • Churchill, Canada: – 66 ° F
  • Winnipeg, Canada: – 61 ° F
  • Grand Forks, ND: – 61 ° F
  • Fargo, ND: – 57 ° F
  • Aberdeen, SD: – 54 ° F
  • Sioux Falls, SD: – 47 ° F
  • Cedar Rapids, IA: – 55 ° F
  • Des Moines, IA: – 46 ° F
  • Park Rapids, MN: – 64 ° F
  • St. Cloud, MN: – 58 ° F
  • International Falls, MN: – 57 ° F
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: – 55 ° F
  • Appleton, WI: – 54 ° F
  • Madison, WI: – 48 ° F
  • DeKalb, IL: – 57 ° F
  • Chicago, IL: – 52 ° F
  • Champaign, IL: – 44 ° F
  • Indinanapolis, IN: – 38 ° F
  • Detroit, MI: – 37 ° F
  • Dayton, OH: – 36 ° F
  • Pittsburgh, PA: – 25 ° F
  • Buffalo, NY: – 30 ° F
  • New York City City, NY: – 15 ° F
  • Boston, MA: – 16 ° F
  • Washington, D.C.: -4 ° F

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This occasion compares positively with the late January/early February 1996 wind chill occasion. The most affordable worths in 2019 were a couple of degrees warmer than the 1996 worths for a lot of places. The map (s) listed below reveal the most affordable wind chill worths for the 2019 occasion. If you remained in the heart of the 2019 break out, it really was an as soon as in a generation occasion.

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Most affordable computed wind chill throughout January 26 – February, 2019 duration. Information source Iowa State Mesonet. Brian Brettschneider

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Most affordable computed wind chill throughout January 26 – February, 2019 duration. Information source Iowa State Mesonet. Brian Brettschneider

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