Myth-busting Windburn

Written by Wayde Beckman from the Health Sponsorship Council.
February 2011

 “I got windburnt today.”  “My lips feel windburnt.”  It’s something we hear from time to time (and even say ourselves) to explain red, sore, dry skin or lips after being outside.  And in this glorious country of ours, it’s hard to be outside and not feel the sweet caress (or fierce pummeling) of the wind.  But what is windburn?  And can the wind really burn our skin?

New feature for metservice.com "towns & cities" - Past Weather

We have added a new feature to the "towns & cities" section on metservice.com. "Past Weather" is now located below the ten day forecast for most locations showing wind, air temperatures and rainfall in a graphical format.

The graph shows the elements for yesterday, the last 7 days, and the last 30 days, as well as 'historical' on a calendar monthly basis. The data is detailed further upon mouse-over and includes:

- the highest wind gust
- the direction the wind was blowing from
- the highest and lowest air temperatures; and
- rainfall