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  •  I have heard these types of winds are positively (0+ / 0-)

    charged (is that possible?) giving people a sense of unease. New age bullshit or is there something to this?

    Man is a Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. - Mark Twain

    by the fan man on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 02:00:00 PM PDT

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    •  I hadn't heard of them being positively charged (1+ / 0-)
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      That would require that something else would then be negatively charged, and there would then be a potential difference (voltage) between. I think that's unlikely.

      But some people do claim to get "Chinook headaches", and these kinds of winds do have a reputation for being unsettling to some.

      Personally, windy days often put me on edge, especially if I have to be outside in the wind. And the thing about Chinooks here is that the temperature goes up into the 50s or so, but you know it's going back down into the 20s when the wind stops, and after a few months of winter and short days, that's depressing too.

      We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. - John F Kennedy

      by badger on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 02:53:46 PM PDT

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    •  These winds (2+ / 0-)
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      tend to be dry and drying to your local atmospheric conditions, causing static shocks and other annoyances. They also compress the air ahead of their forward movement, causing a pressure differential. I remember reading an artixle several years back about the windspeed humans tolerate against their exposed skin. Anything above 28mph tends to be annoying, no matter what the wir temperature.

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