• Member Statistics

    15,757
    Total Members
    7,904
    Most Online
    Chicago12
    Newest Member
    Chicago12
    Joined
wdrag

Observations of snow, sleet, freezing rain Sun-Tue Dec 1-2-early 3

Recommended Posts

9 minutes ago, LibertyBell said:

based on that definition, the wet bulb temperature seems to be same as the dew point?

 

No....LB

The dewpoint temperature is the temperature at which the air can no longer "hold" all of the water vapor which is mixed with it, and some of the water vapor must condense into liquid water. The dew point is always lower than (or equal to) the air temperature

 

Current conditions at

New York City, Central Park (KNYC)

Lat: 40.78°NLon: 73.97°WElev: 154ft.

Unknown Precip

32°F

-0°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed NE 10 G 21 mph
Barometer 29.87 in (1010.7 mb)
Dewpoint 28°F (-2°C)  --------
Visibility 8.00 mi
Wind Chill 24°F (-4°C)
Last update 1 Dec 12:51 pm EST
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Doorman said:

No....LB

The dewpoint temperature is the temperature at which the air can no longer "hold" all of the water vapor which is mixed with it, and some of the water vapor must condense into liquid water. The dew point is always lower than (or equal to) the air temperature

ah okay!  So the wet bulb only equals the dew point when the relative humidity is 100%, at which point they both intersect with the actual temperature!

 

wait, I reread the definition for wet bulb you posted and it is also always either equal to or lower than the actual temp?

 

can wet bulb be used in place of dew point for heat index calculations?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, LibertyBell said:

ah okay!  So the wet bulb only equals the dew point when the relative humidity is 100%, at which point they both intersect with the actual temperature!

 

can wet bulb be used in place of dew point for heat index calculations?

 

 

do the math....then you have your answer

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Snow weenies want maxed out totals..but today is not the day for fun and games...

very dangerous transitions in the burbs thru the afternoon

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Doorman said:

Snow weenies want maxed out totals..but today is not the day for fun and games...

very dangerous transitions in the burbs thru the afternoon

Indeed this is why you dont drive today.

The most accidents happen in low snowfall totals (under 1") and in icy conditions.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, LibertyBell said:

I wonder if they're surprised?

 

Considering I was at 27 degrees with rain and some sleet this morning surprised that it flipped to snow specially in Piscataway

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.