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    Wind Chill -21 For Black Friday

    By Jesse Ferrell, Meteorologist/Community Director
    6/06/2006, 11:29:54 AM

    Well, Thanksgiving was officially the coldest I have ever experienced here in State College, Pennsylvania (I've been here since 1997). In fact yesterday may well have been the coldest day I've ever experienced in November.


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    WIND CHILL AT MY HOUSE LAST NIGHT (VIA WX STATION)

    After receiving 2 inches of snow, the temperature plummeted from a high of 36 before noon at my house to a low of 12 degrees this morning. Wind chills* were below zero during the middle of the afternoon, when snow continued, and bottomed out at -21 F at 3 a.m. this morning. That's pretty impressive considering my all-time record winter wind chill is only in the -30's.

    A -21 degree wind chill is precisely why I didn't brave the crowds for Black Friday while it was still dark outside. The last time I stood in line outside at 4:30 in the morning it was only 40 degrees -- not bad and probably worth it. I didn't venture out this morning until around 9 a.m.

    *My weather station calculates wind chill using the old formula which was revised several years ago.

    PREVIOUS RELATED POST: WHITE AND WINDY THANKSGIVING

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