Heat Wave Affecting HIgh School Sports

“The Burlington Free Press just posted a good article addressing heat stress and high school  sports.  With the recent heat wave, schools need to carefully monitor their student athletes.  Read the full article here

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HOW TO PREVENT PLASTIC SHRINKAGE CRACKS

By Luke M. Snell Director, Concrete Industry Management, Del E. Webb School of Construction Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona ABSTRACT: One of the problems that contractors face is to identify the weather conditions and to determine if the concrete placements should proceeds. From past research, it has been shown that the three weather conditions (air temperature, humidity and wind velocity) and the concrete temperatures are the best indicators to determine if plastic shrinkage cracks will develop. A Nomograph was developed and published in many American Concrete Institute (ACI) committee reports as well as by the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Unfortunately,...

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4 Winter Backpacking & Camping Preparation Tips

While winter isn’t the first season most people think of when it comes to camping and backpacking, there are many reasons why people experience the outdoors in the brisk winter air. Whether you’re hunting and ice fishing or backpacking and camping, the winter offers a sense of calm and peace that other seasons just can’t.  If you prepare well, spending time outdoors in the winter can be just as, or even more comfortable, than warm weather activities!  Here are KestrelMeters.com’s best tips for winter living:   Layer, layer, layer You’ve heard it before, but that’s because it is one of...

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So how cold can you really use your Kestrel Meter?

In looking at the spec sheet, it's cause for some confusion.... It reads 3 different temperature specs!  With a recent call from an honorable armed forces guy up in the extremes of Alaska wondering if he could get a reading at 50 below, to essentially set up a portable weather station, I decided to write out some clarification.... The spec sheet 3 temperature definitions: Temperature    °F    -49.0 to 257.0 °F    °C    -45.0 to 125.0 °C Measure air, water and snow temperature. Thermally isolated, hermetically sealed, precision thermistor mounted externally (US Patent 5,939,645). Calibration drift negligible Operational Temperature Range (LCD...

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Temperature Effects on Zero

For over three hundred years man has endeavored to find his target with the first shot from his rifle, whether it be man or beast, in conflict or at peacetime. This skill in the art of marksmanship is one of the most pondered and talked about subjects in the Military & Law Enforcement communities today. There are facts, opinions and myths covering a wide range of elements in the gap between the point at which the firing pin strikes the cartridge primer, to when the projectile strikes its target. There is no escaping the simple fact that this subject is...

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