Sunrise No. 776 of 365
- Sunrise time: 7:54
- Azimuth: 108° ⇡
- Did the sun rise: Yes
- Was the sun visible: Eventually
- Temperature: 2 ºF
- Felt like: -11 ºF
- Conditions: Overcast
- Humidity: 69%
- Wind: 7 mph ⇡
- Wind gust: 19 mph
- 1/60 sec
Little Presque Isle, Marquette, MI
📍 46° 38' 6" N, -87° 27' 45" W
Musings [231 words]
I haven’t reached the magical “10,000 hours” (a myth, if you ask me) to master my time at sunrise. However, I’m slowly gaining a little more expertise at sunrise and what a temperature feels like. My data source, the DarkySky API, claims this morning was a 2º temperature with a -11º wind chill.
I promise you, that wind was so much colder. This was a -20º experience if not colder. Maybe, taking shelter up in the trees where there was still a breeze coming through, it felt like -11º.
This has been a point of conflict for me as I collect this weather and temperature data. At sunrise, I don’t have the means to measure the exact temperature or wind chill where I’m standing. Certainly I can look at my phone and it’ll give me data a couple of miles a way, at best. The data tells me the nearest station for this data was 7 miles away.
This discrepancy is displayed on the homepage versus the collected weather data. I’m convinced there have been wind chills as cold as -35º or -40º on a few mornings, even though the data says my coldest was -26º. You’ll just have to take my word for it that it was much colder. And in this particular case, my dear friends, Camron and Khalid, were there to verify this along with me.
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