this is what happens when you throw boiling hot water into the air in Wisconsin these days. Most of the water evaporates before it hits the ground! It got down to 30 degrees below zero with a forty five degree wind chill on this day, frosbite sets in within a half hour!
Ruka, Finland, Feb 8th, 2009, 2009
Finnish Lapland Resort of Ruka Welcomes The North Face® Ski Challenge Presented by Gore-Tex® For The Second Time In The Country Of The Flying Finns !
The North Face Ski Challenge presented by Gore-Tex continued its tour this year by going to Ruka, in the Finnish Lapland to once again admire freestyle skills of the Flying Finns. Chilly temperatures didn’t prevent 33 kids from throwing a major freestyle show and ski difficult blown snow in freeride.
If there’s a country were our eyes are always turned to the skies, it’s Finland. This year again, we were amazed at the freestyle skills participants demonstrated! Their jumps and tricks in the air attracted a fascinated crowd in spite of the polar temperatures.This year again, and even if the Finnish winter vacations hadn’t started yet, 33 kids travelled sometimes more than 1000 kilometers to Ruka to participate in this year’s edition of the ski challenge.
And temperatures didn’t rise in spite of the hot freestyle show: Järi, our snowmobile driver in the park, said: “ It’s only -22°C but with the wind chill factor, it’s more like -50°C in fact !” And on the freeride day, it got even colder with wind chilled temperatures of -60°C !
Confirmation of mature talents.
Some of the young riders participating this year were already known to us and qualified again for the final in Val Thorens to be held at the end of March. Roppe Leppänen & Antijussi Heikkinen were two of the young skiers we knew would probably do well, as they demonstrated so much talent and skills last year. Roppe Leppännen: “ I clearly came here today to win and qualify for the final again. I was third last year in Val Thorens and when you see what happened to AJ Kemppainen, the first edition winner, it motivates you to come back and try to win”. For AJ Heikkinen, he has clearly come to qualify again and go back to the Alps.
Impossible to determine winner
If no girls showed up this year to participate, the Kings category was so competitive that the judges couldn’t determine who was the strongest skier between Roppe Leppänen and Aleksi Laitinen. Along with Ville Koskela and Juha Mourujärvi, who qualified in 3rd and 4th place, they will form a team that will come to the top of the Trois Vallées end of March with legitimate ambitions. Remains for them to train in more demanding snow conditions on steeper terrain to maybe win the ultimate prize: a sponsoring contract with The North Face, Dynastar and Lange.
Record number of qualified riders !
The jury decided to qualify 11 young riders this year in Ruka, setting a new record for pre qualified riders of the event series. William Revenaz, our starter: “ The kids here are really above the field in freestyle. And given the mountain here, I can understand why. But they’ve also improved their skills in freeride. Young Anttijussi Heikkinen for instance, came to Val Thorens and discovered big mountain skiing there. This year, he won’t come back to discover only !”
The North Face Ski Challenge presented by Gore-Tex now heads west to Âre next week end (Feb 14-15), located 1300 kms from Ruka. Then the young riders will come to Chamonix on Feb 28-Mar 1 before travelling to Jasna, Slovakia ( March 7-8).
All qualified riders will then meet in Val Thorens, France on March 27-28 to determine who’ll win the ultilmate prize: a sponsoring contract with The North Face, Dynastar and Lange and become a pro rider ! More info and applications online on www.thenorthface****/skichallenge
About The Competition
The Ski Challenge idea came to life when J.P. Baralo, a former freeski team manager, realized that there was no European outlet to showcase the potential of young, undiscovered freeskiers. Baralo approached The North Face, and created a new, unique event in which unknown kids from across Europe could demonstrate their skills and have an opportunity to make a name for themselves. The North Face Ski Challenge presented by Gore-Tex is open to all European residents, boys and girls, aged 12-18 and tours Europe all winter.
The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel is in Genesee, Colorado where wind chills are near zero.
With wind-chills around 2 degrees, the PETA ‘Lettuce Ladies', encouraged Tulsans to adopt a vegan diet by handing ToFurkey sandwiches.
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$1,500 on the fuel bill in one month! We liked what we saw with the diesel treatment on the semis so we tried Xp3 on my son’s 2003 Chevy S.S. pick-up with the 6.0 liter engine. The best mileage the pick-up could get was 13 mpg and after several tanks using Xp3 it was 16 mpg! He also has a 1988 Chevy pick-up with a fuel injected 383 stroker that would get 20 mpg and after Xp3 the pick-up was getting 24 mpg. I have been using the #2 diesel fuel (summer fuel) when I commute back and forth to Canada in the winter months and have driven in – 30 F weather with the wind chill and haven’t had any gelling whatsoever using the – 50 Xp3 winter diesel. I also have a Honda street bike and a 4 stroke Yamaha snowmobile that I know burn regular gasoline, and with Xp3 in the tank they both perform perfectly. Prior to trucking I custom harvested for 16 years and I wish I would have known about this product then because I would have saved huge amounts of fuel using Xp3 and had a lot of green in my jeans not to mention the top end lubrication that goes along with this product. There is a jug of Xp3 in every vehicle I own. I wouldn’t be without it!" Garth
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Even though my toes and fingers were frozen on a day in which the wind chill temperature fell well below negative fourteen, my core was as warm as a hot dog cooker underneath the hood of a snowmobile. The Nightcap Parka by Eira is a job well done.
I mention how warm it’s kept me, with 60 grams of Primaloft insulation, but it has kept me dry too. 20,000mm of waterproofing, sealed seams, and waterproof zips all help play into the dryness factor. And don’t worry because it also has a powder skirt for the days when you’re getting real deep. Are you a hippy? Because this jacket has recycled nylon linings, snaps, and stoppers. So you can “do your part” and look good too.
Nightcap Parka by Eira: *******goo.gl/0WCJMN
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Mount Washington is very close to the coast, which is why it has such unpredictable and changeable weather. The winter period is the worst in terms of weather fluctuations, when temperatures plummet. A temperature of -40 degrees Fahrenheit is quite common, but it often feels like -100 degrees F due to the wind chill factor.
Trailer of the upcoming movie Wind Chill with Emily Blunt
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The powerful cold snap delivering record low temperatures to the Midwest is expected to bring temperatures far below average to the Deep South and the East Coast. Wind Chill advisories have been posted as far south as the Gulf Coast. Meteorologist Chris Shaffer at CBS station WCCO in Minneapolis reports
Temperatures continue to stay low from the Midwest to the East. Secretary of State Clinton testifies before Republican critics. The ban on women in combat is lifted. A look at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
Temperatures in the Midwest could be some of the lowest in decades, and in some cities, could be the lowest temperature ever. WBBM's meteorologist Megan Glaros tracks the latest.
In this Dvd Collection series video I talk about and Review some of my all time favorite 21st Centery Current Horror films from 2000 thu 2008 that I have in my dvd collection
The Current Horror Movies are:
* Anatomie aka Anatomie : Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
* The Ring : Directed by Gore Verbinski - Starring
Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson,David Dorfman, Brian Cox
* Ginger Snaps : Directed by John Fawcett - Starring Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers, Jesse Moss, Danielle Hampton, John Bourgeois, Peter Keleghan, Christopher Redman, Jimmy MacInnis, Lindsay Leese and Wendii Fulford
* Ginger Snaps : Unleased - Directed by Brett Sullivan
* Ginger Snaps Back : The Beginning - Directed by Grant Harvey
* Shaun of the dead : Directed by Edgar Wright - Starring Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfieldm Nick Frost, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran and Nicola Cunningham
* Dawn of the dead remake : Directed by Zack Snyder - Starring Sarah Polle, Ving Rhames and Matt Frewer
* The Midnight Meat Train : Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura - Starring Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields, Vinnie Jones, Roger Bart, Tony Curran, Barbara Eve Harris
* The Janitor : Directed by TJ Nordaker and Andy Signore - Starring
Andy Signore, Bruce Cronander,Crystal LeBard, G. Larry Butler, Skip Pipo, John Carreon, Rachael Ann Bennett, Kelly King, Stephanie Christine Medina and Logan Christopher
* Toolbox Murders : Directed by Tobe Hooper - Starring Angela Bettis, Brent Roam, Marco Rodríguez, Rance Howard
* Season of the hunted : Directed by Ron Sperling
* Ghost Rig aka The Devils Tattoo : Directed by Julian Kean
* Deathwatch : Directed by Michael J. Bassett - Starring Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis
* Dead End : Directed by Jean0Baptiste Andrea and Fabrice Canepa - Starring
Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain, Alexandra Holden, Billy Asher, Amber Smith, Karen S. Gregan, Sharon Madden, Steve Valentine, Jimmie F. Skaggs and Clement Blake
* The Lost : Directed by Chris Sivertson - Starring Marc Senter, Shay Astar, Alex Frost, Megan Henning, Robin Sydney, Michael Bowen, Ed Lauter , Dee Wallace, Misty Mundae and Ruby Larocca
* The Cook : Directed by Gregg Simon - Starring Mark Hengst, Makinna Ridgway, Kit Paquin, Penny Drake, Nina Fehren, Noelle Kenney, Brooke Lenzi, Justine Marino, Stefanie Solano, Allen Yates and Jackson Sowell
Grizzly Park : Directed by Tom Skull - Starring Glenn Morshower, Randy Wayne, Zulay Henao, Emily Foxler, Shedrack Anderson III, Julie Skon, Kavan Reece, Jelynn Rodriguez and Trevor Peterson
* Wind Chill : Directed by Gregory Jacobs - Starring Emily Blunt, Ashton Holmes
* Cry_Wolf : Directed by Jeff Wadlow - Starring Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Jon Bon Jovi, Sandra McCoy, Kristy Wu, Jesse Janzen, Paul James
* Rest Stop : Dead ahead : Directed by John Shiban
* Session 9 : Directed by Brad Anderson - Starring David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas, Peter Mullan, Brendan Sexton III, Charley Broderick, Lonnie Farmer, Larry Fessenden, Jurian Hughes and Sheila Stasack
* 28 days later : Directed by Danny Boyle - Starring Cillian Murphy
* House of 1000 Corpses : Directed by Rob Zombie - Starring Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Karen Black, Chris Hardwick, Erin Daniels, Jennifer Jostyn, Rainn Wilson, Walton Goggins, Tom Towles, Matthew McGrory, Robert Allen Mukes, Dennis Fimple, Harrison Young and William Bassett
* Home Sick : Directed by Adam Wingard - Starring Lindley Evans, Bill Moseley, Tiffany Shepis , Forrest Pitts, Will Akers, Matt Lero,Brandon Carroll, Tom Towles and Jeff Dylan Graham and L.C. Holt
* Jack Brooks : Monster Slayser - Directed by Jon Knautz - Starring Robert Englund, Trevor Matthews, Daniel Kash
* The Descent : Directed by Neil Marshall
* Feast : Directed by John Gulager - Starring Balthazar Getty, Henry Rollins, Navi Rawat, Judah Friedlander, Josh Zuckerman, Jason Mewes, Jenny Wade, Krista Allen and Clu Gulager
* Satans little helper : Directed by Jeff Lieberman Alexander Brickel, Katheryn Winnick, Stephen Graham and Amanda Plummer
* Turistas : Directed by John Stockwell - Starring Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, Olivia Wilde, and Desmond Askew
* Wrong turn : Directed by Rob Schmidt - Starring Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto
* Wrong turn 2 : Dead End : Directed by Joe Lynch - Starring Henry Rollins,
* Wolf Creek : Directed by Greg Mclean - Starring John Jarratt, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, Nathan Phillips and Gordon Poole
* Slither : Directed by James Gunn - Starring Don Thompson, Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker
* Satan Playground : Directed by Dante Tomaselli - Starring Felissa Rose, Ellen Sandweiss, Edwin Neal
* Hatchet : Directed by Adam Green - Starring Joel Moore, Tamara Feldman, Deon Richmond, Kane Hodder, Robert Englund, Tony Todd
Head on Crash between a Pontiac Bonneville and a Midland Transport Truck just before 1am this morning on the Trans Canada Highway between Elmwood Drive & Mapleton Road Exits in the west bound lane sent a woman in her 30's to Hospital. Codiac RCMP and District 11 RCMP were on scene and 1 officer followed the ambulance to the Hospital. The car was traveling east in the west bound lane of the T.C.H. Elmwood drive Exit was closed down until 1:40am and the RCMP reopened the highway. A very cold morning with the wind chill was around minus 30. Road s were dry at time of the accident.
Here's a short clip of the rig as it prepares to negotiate a very tight right hand turn in Two Hills. All of the wheels on the Scheurle trailer units are steerable. This coker weighed in at 456,000 kg (trailers and trucks extra) Each of the trailer units has 160 wheels. (320 wheels on 20 axles in total)
These coker ovens weigh more than 500 tons, 10 meters in diameter, 80 meters long, are are on their way from Edmonton to the oilsands plants at Fort McMurray. They have as many as 7 tractors pulling and pushing, the Scheurle trailer units have 160 wheels each. Travel speed is from 10-30 kmh. Manufactured by Cessco Inc. and also Dacro Industries Ltd. The biggest piece hauled so far was 1,700,000 pounds or about 850 tonnes. It was the heaviest road load ever transported in North America. So far, they've manufactured and moved at least 8 units like this. The move takes about a week for the 550km journey from Edmonton to Fort McMurray. More are being built as more of the oilsands are being exploited. Most of the big loads are moved in winter when the roads are frozen solid. The bridge over the North Saskatchewan River at Duvernay had to be reinforced. Two companies handle the hauling, Mammoet Transportation Inc. and Premay Equipment Ltd. in Edmonton
After the vessels are assembled, they are put into a gigantic heat-treating oven where they are baked to take out stresses.
Check out the high-res. photos on my pbase gallery
Another load is being rigged for moving this weekend, Jan 27, 08.
Periods of snow. Amount 5 to 10 cm(2.0 to 3.9 in). Wind becoming north 30 km/h (19 mph) late in the morning. Temperature falling to -22C(-8F) in the evening. Wind chill -34C.
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low -28C(-18F). High -25C(-13F).
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low -32C(-26F). High -26C(-15F).
Normals for the period low -18C(0F). High -6C(21F).
Sunday, Jan 27, 08 8:00 AM: The load is rigged and ready to move out but blizzard conditions along the haul route have postponed the move until the weather clears,
Here's a link to Sam Berliner III heavy hauling pages showint the 880 ton Schnable railcar: CBEX 800
Video clip film footage of horses running in heavy snow.
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Feel free to check out other exclusive video in this playlist like blizzards, winter storm/lake effect storm warnings, car accidents, icy roads, fire trucks, ambulances, people falling on ice/digging out, heavy snow/kids playing in snow, huge ice sculture 26 feet high - 90 feet around & 85,000 lbs, cars stranded, vehicles flippped over, winds blowing over 50 mph, kids shoveling snow, people walking in heavy snow, cars stuck in snow spinning their tires. Most is from Northeast Ohio which is in the heart of the snowbelt which usually gets over 100 inches of snow a yr. On avg, Lake Erie is only 62 feet deep (shallowest of the Great Lakes). So in the summer months, the water temps rise to the high 70's since it's so shallow. These water temps are still warm when the cold polar fronts come in from Canada called Alberta Clippers during the winter months. Lake effect snow is heavy in Nov/Dec when the water temps are still warm and these Clippers blow across the long expanses of warm lake water picking up water vapor, freezing it then dropping it as snow on the leeward shores of Lake Erie especially in Northeast Ohio. The distance this cold airmass blows across the waters of Lake Erie is called "fetch" so longer the fetch -- the heavier the snow esp when you get winds blowing out of the west and you get a long fetch across Lake Erie -- this effect is called a "training effect" because the snow band looks like a train track (long, very narrow snow band of that runs from west to east in a straight line). Plus, the western basin of Lake Erie is very shallow w/ an avg only 25-30 feet so water temps get very warm so in Nov/De when you get these cold Clippers blowing across this warm water in a west to east direction over a long fetch -- you get a "training effect" where this Clipper system will drop huge snowfall amounts in Northeast Ohio in cities like Cleveland, Euclid, Mentor, Chardon, Perry, Geneva, Ashtabula. Lake Erie water temps are the warmest of all the Great Lakes which in 1999 nearly became a problem for 2 nuclear power plants on Lake Erie -- where water temps came to close to 85 degrees. The nuclear reactors at these plants require Lake Erie waters to cool the nuclear reactor cores & there's an 85 degree water temp limit necessary to keep these reactor cores (fuel rods) cool. 1 plant is located in Perry -- the Perry plant cost $6 billion which is one of the most expensive ever built. Close to Perry is Chardon -- the snowiest town in Ohio. It's not uncommon for Chardon to get 24 inches of snow in a day - sometimes lake effect snow totals can be over 70 inches which in 1996 -- the Governor declared a "State of Emergency" and called in The National Guard to help w/ rescues and snow removal. Chardon is also known for it's maple syrup festival in the fall. The road departments across all of Northeast Ohio do a great job of keeping the roads clear so emergency vehicles - like ambulance's and fire truck's - can help save lives. This playlist has the Polar Bear Plunge filmed on the shores of frozen Lake Erie in the town of Geneva-on-the-Lake(OH) which hosts this event every year. The slogan of the Plunge is "Freezin For A Reason" -- it raises money for Special Olympics and is put on by OH Law Enforcement. During the Plunge, wind chill temps can be 5 degrees below zero & the water temp 32 degrees so hyperthermia is always a danger so paramedics are standing by. On this playlist are the covered bridges of Ashtabula Co. & has the most covered bridges -- currently 17 -- of any of the 88 counties. The Smolen--Gulf Bridge is the longest covered bridge in the United States (4th longest in the world) was designed by John Smolen. It's 613 feet long & 93 feet above the Ashtabula river. The shortest covered bridge in the U.S. is being built in Geneva, OH. It will be 18 feet long and called the "Liberty Bridge", it'll have a tollbooth similar to covered bridges during pioneer days. John Smolen designed this bridge. Ashtabula Co. will have the longest & shortest covered bridges in the U.S. I also have vids from the Amish communities in Northeast Ohio from towns like Windsor, Middlefield, Mesopatmia where I film the Amish driving their buggies in blizzards and heavy snow.
HALO Jump: The Breakdown
Act of Valor
Behind the Scenes:
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Special Thanks to:
Andy Witcomb -- Military Advisor & Safety Officer
Jeremie Chapin -- Jumpmaster & Instructor
Paul Rodriguez - HALO jump Cameraman & AFF instructor
Pat Newman - AFF Cameraman & Instructor
Ben Summers --AFF Cameraman & Instructor
All the wonderful staff at Skydive Perris! You all have been amazing!
Special Operations Forces regulations define the requirements for safe operation and mission completion for HALO and HAHO. For day operations, supplemental oxygen must be used by all parachutists above 10,000 feet MSL in the aircraft if exposure exceeds 30 minutes. Oxygen is supplied either by inline oxygen or from portable cylinders. If there are extremes in temperature or physical exertion, the jump master for the HALO or HAHO jump can recommend supplemental oxygen at 5,000 feet MSL. Supplemental oxygen is used during the parachute descent for any jump above 13,000 feet MSL, and can be an option for jumps initiating below 13,000 feet MSL. For night operations, supplemental oxygen is required in the aircraft for all parachutists above 10,000 feet MSL while flying to the drop zone and is encouraged for altitudes above 5,000 feet MSL at the discretion of the jumpmaster. The HALO operations may be performed below 13,000 feet MSL once the parachutist has left the aircraft. The HAHO operations above 10,000 feet MSL must be performed with supplemental oxygen both in the aircraft and under the parachute canopy. Aircraft oxygen delivery systems must be capable of delivering 100 percent oxygen and supplemental oxygen settings with a mask which conforms to physiologic PRICE check procedures. Parachute canopy oxygen delivery systems such as a simple oxygen cylinder and mask must maintain the jumper's oxygen hemoglobin saturation greater than 92 percent.
The cold is another factor jumpers must contend with. For every 1,000 feet you ascend, you lose 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature. In those conditions, knowing the wind-chill factor (a function of ambient temperature and wind speed) is important.
HALO & HAHO: Any time a military flight drops personnel or cargo at altitudes above 18,000 feet, specially trained aerospace physiology technician, nicknamed PTs, must fly on board. These technicians, who are experts in the field of human performance and the effects of flight on the body, monitor the aircrew and parachutists looking for signs of impairment caused by altitude. A physiology tech's most critical duty is recognizing and treating those taken ill by the altitude. They administer to the sick until relieved by a flight surgeon.
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