What is the coldest wind chill ever recorded?

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  1. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    What is the coldest wind chill ever recorded in the world?
     
  2. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    The moment my Ex wife betrayed me, I never felt so cold before.
     
  3. Enmos Staff Member

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    How can your ex-wife betray you :confused:
     
  4. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    Please guys, I want a real answer. :bugeye:
     
  5. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Don't know for sure, but my best guess is on the top of Mount Everest in the middle of a major storm.

    But why can't you type "coldest wind chill" in google? Bet you'd get gazillions of sites/answers.

    Baron Max
     
  6. Enmos Staff Member

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    Apparently, they don't keep wind chill records. But the lowest reliably measured temperature on Earth of −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F) was in Vostok on 21 July 1983.
    Now all you have to do is find out what the wind speed was on that day and calculate the wind chill. It's very like that wind chill would be close to the max ever 'measured' in my opinion.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_chill#New_wind_chill_index
     
  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    She set me up then stole everything I owned!
     
  8. Diode-Man Awesome User Title Registered Senior Member

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    I'd imagine that the coldest windchill would be on Pluto, but that is now considered a meager planetoid.

    Do you think windchill is even a factor on Pluto?

    When things get that cold its literally beyond human comprehension.
     
  9. Enmos Staff Member

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    Dude, I do believe you need an atmosphere to have wind chill..
    Besides, I really think we're talking about Earth temperatures.
     
  10. Enmos Staff Member

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    Ah ok.. but she was your ex-wife already then.
    It's kind of pointless to say that your nemesis betrayed you, no ? ;)
     
  11. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    She set me up while we were still married. She was seeing another man without me knowing about it then set me up to put me away long enough to steal everything away from me that was in both our names, cars, trucks, bank accounts, property, tools, equipment etc. etc. .
     
  12. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised if it was somewhere in Canada. It is normal to get windchill's in the -25 to -40 range.
     
  13. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    80% of the questions asked on this website can be answered faster and more accurately by using google:

    -184 to -192 F in Vostok July 3 2004

    For North Dakota:

    In 1985 there was a wind chill of -103 degrees F.
     
  14. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    To complicate the issue, apparently there are/were 2 ways to measure winchill:

    "Historic Wind Chill Temperatures in Minnesota

    What is the coldest windchill ever seen in the Twin Cities or Minnesota? The answer can be a little tricky because on November 2001 the formula on how to calculate the windchill was changed. Perhaps the coldest windchill the Twin Cities has ever seen was -67 degrees F with the new formula (-87 degrees F with the old formula) back on January 22nd 1936. The temperature was -34 degrees F with a wind speed of 20mph. All traffic in the Twin Cities was severely hampered and a number of fatalities were caused by the cold. Without a lengthy state-wide wind record, it is difficult to say when was the coldest statewide windchill. There are some candidate dates though besides January 22, 1936. On January 9th and 10th, 1982 temperatures of -30 degrees F and winds of around 40mph were reported in Northern Minnesota. This would translate to -71 degrees F by the new formula (-100 degrees F by the old formula.)"
     
  15. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Yup that is what I do unless I am looking for a more opinion based answer.

    I do wish Orleander would start using it.
     
  16. chris4355 nothing really matters Registered Senior Member

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    Do you still date other women after that? I think if someone I loved and married did that to me I would lose all hope for relationships.
     
  17. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    and that's what happened. :(
     
  18. milkweed Valued Senior Member

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    Doesnt matter once you get past -20 (windchill or air temp). Just doesnt matter once it hurts to breath. Its just tooth cracking cold then.
     
  19. Thoreau OIF Veteran 2003-2011 Valued Senior Member

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    I was in Milwaukee a few years ago and it was -33 with windchill at 7AM. It was so cold that the tires to our car literally froze to the asphalt. NOT FUN.

    I remember going out to smoke, bundled up, and could barely get two puffs of my cigarette before I chose to go back inside.

    Geez, the extremes I've been in. It was 148*F my first day in Iraq during my first deployment. If I had to go back and to them both again, I would definately choose the heat.
     
  20. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I'm the opposite. I can always put more clothes on. Wit the heat, I can only get so naked.

    I hate when the inside of your nose freezes.
     

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