Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Water Boils at 207.1 In Twin Cities Today/ New Record Low Barometric Pressure = Cat 3 Hurricane

(Image and Text Stolen from MPR's Updraft Blog)

The deepest low pressure system on record continues to rage with fury over Minnesota.

The storm has already smashed the all time state record for the lowest barometric pressure ever recorded in Minnesota Tuesday.

The new final low pressure record will be subject to verification by climate gurus, but reliable observations of at least 28.20" were recorded by NWS weather stations in Orr and Big Fork in north central Minnesota during the 5pm hour Tuesday. As posted here earlier, these pressure readings are what we would expect to see in Category 3 hurricanes!

The previous record low barometric pressure in Minnesota was 28.43" in Austin & Albert Lea on November 10, 1998.

One of the local weather people spoke about pasta taking longer to cook today because of the low barometric pressure. I used this calculator to figure our our boiling temperature by entering both barometric pressure and elevation above sea level.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A New Word For The English Language

I submitted a word I created to the Urban Dictionary. Upon review by the editors, it was accepted.
Blingaling is now part of the language.

Friday, October 8, 2010

"Church of Heath" Made NPR Talk of the Nation

My sister emailed one of my quotes to NPR's Talk of the Nation hosted by Neal Conan on Oct. 6th. Conan was speaking with Michael Kransy, an agnostic, on his memoir Spiritual Envy. Below is the transcript of how they closed the show.

CONAN: We'll end with the Church of Heath. This is sent to us from Christine(ph) on email: Don't be stupid. Be polite. Sometimes it's stupid to be polite. So those are the rules that she came up with, her code. [here's a link to entire transcript]

They erroneously thought I was a women, but that's ok 1/2 of the nicest people I know are female.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

At or Above Posted Speed

Rode to a workshop in St. Paul today. Highlight of the commute was ripping down the Wabasha Bridge. I hit the two lights at the bottom green, so I could let the Trucker roll. It was lovely!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

"There's ... something on the wing. Some ... thing!"

"A Nightmare at 20,000 feet" A 1963 Twilight Zone Episode. He wasn't Captain Kirk yet.