Fury Alert Winter 12 Block 3


Uploaded by wane on 09.12.2012

Transcript:
NOW SOME WEATHER KNOWLEDGE.
ON AVERAGE, ONE INCH OF RAIN
WILL EQUAL HOW MANY INCHES OF
SNOW?
THE ANSWER IS B 10 INCHES.
THE AVERAGE IS 10 INCHES, BUT IT
CAN VARY DEPENDING ON THE
TEMPERATURE
PROFILE OF OUR ATMOSPHERE AT THE
TIME IT IS SNOWING.
.
AFTER SHOVELING SNOW OUT HERE,
YOU DON'T WANT TO END UP IN
HERE.
DR.
LOPEZ: "...ONE OF THE THINGS
THAT HAPPENS IS PEOPLE GO ALL
YEAR LONG,
LEAD A SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE, THEN
THE SNOW FALLS AND THEY GET OUT
THERE
AND THEY START DOING WHAT IS
REALLY A VERY PHYSIOLOGICALLY
STRESSFUL ACTIVITY."
A PERSON'S HEART AND BACK
RECEIVE THE MOST STRESS WHEN
SHOVELING.
DR.
LOPEZ.: "WHEN YOU DO SNOW
SHOVELING, WHICH IS SORT OF A
WEIGHT
LIFTING ACTIVITY, YOU HAVE
SUDDEN SPIKES IN THE BLOOD
PRESSURE...THAT
SUDDEN SPIKE IN BLOOD PRESSURE
PUTS A SUDDEN AND ADDITIONAL
SHEER
FORCE ON THE ARTERY AND, YOU CAN
IMAGINE, INSTEAD OF SOMEONE JUST
GENTLY TAPPING YOUR ARM, YOU
GETTING A HARD FIST TO INSIDE
THE
ARTERY AND THAT IS VERY
STRESSFUL ON THE ARTERIES AND
ANY VULNERABLE AND FRAGILE
PLAQUES WITHIN THE VESSEL."
WHEN THESE PLAQUES BREAK OFF,
IT'S THE RECIPE FOR A HEART
ATTACK.
DR.
LOPEZ: "IF YOU START HAVING A
HEAVY, PRESSURE TYPE FEELING
THAT'S MAKING YOU SHORT-WINDED
AND START SWEATING A LITTLE
BIT...THAT SORT OF
THING, YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY,
IMMEDIATELY STOP..YOU'RE DONE...
GO SEE AT LEAST YOUR FAMILY
DOCTOR...GO SEE, PERHAPS IF YOU
HAVE
A CARDIOLOGIST, ABSOLUTELY SEE
THE CARDIOLOGIST.
SO, HOW CAN WE MAKE SNOW
SHOVELING LESS STRESSFUL ON THE
BODY?
DR.
LOPEZ: ..."AS PERTAINS TO THE
LOWER BACK, IT'S BEST TO USE
YOUR
KNEES, NOT TO BEND OVER WITH
YOUR LOWER BACK LIKE THIS, BUT
TO USE
YOUR KNEES WITH A LITTLE BEND.
COME IN, TAKE SOME SNOW UP AND
THE CLOSER
YOU HOLD THE HANDLE DOWN TO THE
SHOVEL PART, THE LESS STRAIN
IT'S
GOING TO BE ON YOUR LOWER BACK."
NOW LET'S TALK SHOVELING
STRATEGY.
AS WE TAPE THIS SEGMENT,
ONLY ONE TENTH OF AN INCH OF
SNOW HAS FALLEN IN FORT WAYNE
FOR THE
SEASON.
BUT, I'M NOT GOING TO LET THAT
STOP US FROM LEARNING SOME GOOD
TIPS FOR WHEN THE SNOW DOES
FALL.
FIRST, TO MAKE SURE THE SNOW
SLIDES
RIGHT OFF YOUR SHOVEL, SPRAY IT
WITH NON-STICK COOKING SPRAY TO
MAKE SURE THE SNOW SLIDES RIGHT
OFF.
THEN, SET YOUR SHOVELING
BOUNDARIES, BY SHOVELING THE
EDGES OF YOUR DRIVEWAY FIRST.
OKAY...NOW, WE'RE READY TO GET
DOWN TO BUSINESS.
WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS
MOVE SNOW THE SHORTEST DISTANCE
POSSIBLE.
SO, FROM THE CENTER OF YOUR
TO BUSINESS.
WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS MOVE SNOW
THE SHORTEST DISTANCE
POSSIBLE.
SO, FROM THE CENTER OF YOUR
DRIVEWAY OUT, LIKE THIS.
IT MAY BE MORE
TRIPS BACK AND FORTH, BUT YOU'LL
BE LIFTING SMALLER AMOUNTS THIS
WAY.
ALL DONE.
NOW, OF COURSE, IT WON'T BE THIS
EASY WHEN OUR DRIVEWAYS ARE
FILLED WITH SNOW TO
SHOVEL...BUT, WITH THESE TIPS,
IT SHOULD AT LEAST BE
EASIER.
FOR NEWSCHANNEL 15, I'M
NICHOLAS FERRERI.
NOW THAT THE SNOW HAS BEGUN TO
FLY, THE ROADS WILL START TO GET
SLICK
AND WE'LL ALL NEED TO REMEMBER
OUR WINTER DRIVING SKILLS.
SO I CAME ALL THE WAY TO
CUYAHOGA FALLS OHIO TO VISIT
DRIVE TEAM AND TAKE
THEIR WINTER SKILLS DRIVING
CLASS.
THE 4 HOUR CLINIC BEGAN IN THE
CLASSROOM.
FORMER POLICE OFFICER DONN
HECKELMOSER STARTED THE CLASS
WITH WINTER DRIVING
PREPAREDNESS.
((A SNOW BRUSH OR AN ICE SCRAPER
TO HAVE IN THE CAR TO BRUSH OFF
THE
SNOW.
BECAUSE THE ONE THING I HATE IS
TO SEE SOMEBODY DRIVING DOWN THE
ROAD, AND THEIR WINDOWS ARE ALL
COVERED IN SNOW.
AND WHILE YOU'RE
DOING THAT, YOU'RE BRUSHING SNOW
OFF THE CAR, GET IT OFF THE
HEADLIGHTS, GET
IT OFF THE TAILLIGHTS.))
IT'S ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE AN
EMERGENCY KIT, A BLANKET, AND
POSSIBLY SOME SAND OR KITTY
LITTER TO HELP WITH TRACTION.
NEXT WE DISCUSSED THE LIMITATION
OF CARS.
VEHICLES ONLY DO THREE THINGS, I
DON'T CARE WHAT THEY ARE, A
SPORTS
CAR OR A BIG FAMILY VAN.
THEY ONLY DO 3 THINGS, THEY GO,
THEY STOP AND THEY
TURN. THAT'S ALL THEY CAN DO.
BEFORE HITTING THE TRACK WE
TALKED ABOUT SOME OTHER TOPICS.
ABS OR ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, THE 3
TYPES OF SKIDS, AND HOW TO
RECOVER FROM THOSE SKIDS.
WHILE TAKING ABOUT THOSE IS
GOOD, PRACTICE IS MUCH BETTER
FIRST UP FOR ME, LEARNING WHEN
TO USE THE ABS.
TO TEST THEM OUT, WE SLAMMED ON
THE BRAKES TO ENGAGE THE ABS...
THEN WE PUSHED THE CARS, BUT
STOPPED WITHOUT ENGAGING THE
ABS.
LIKE THE INSTRUCTOR SAID "CARS
CAN ONLY DO THREE THINGS AND
THEY LIKE TO DO
THEM SEPARATELY".
ALTHOUGH THE ABS CAN HELP YOU
BOTH STOP AND STEER IN SLICK
CONDITIONS,
IT'S STILL BEST TO ONLY DO ONE
AT A TIME.
SO THE BEST METHOD FOR AVOIDING
SOMETHING THAT JUMPS IN FRONT OF
YOU, IS TO TURN THEN BRAKE.
LEARNING HOW TO REACT IN A SKID
WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT AND FUN
PART OF THE
THE MOST DIFFICULT AND FUN PART
OF THE SESSION.
WE USED SPECIAL SKID CARS TO
SIMULATE ICY ROADS.
THE SKID CARS ARE REALLY MADE IN
SWEDEN AND UNIQUE IN THAT THEY
HAVE A
CHASSIS PLATFORM UNDERNEATH THE
VEHICLE THAT ALLOWS US TO EITHER
RAISE THE FRONT OF THE CAR OR
THE BACK OF THE CAR TO SIMULATE
EITHER A
FRONT SKID OR A REAR SKID.
THE TYPE OF SKID YOU'RE IN IS
VERY IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE.
THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE OR BACK
STEER USED DEPENDS ON HOW THE
CAR IS SLIDING.
WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO
ESPECIALLY WITH A REAR SKID IS
TO KEEP THE CAR IN
LINE.
FOR A FRONT SKID, LIGHTLY BRAKE
AND BRING THE STEERING WHEEL
BACK TO
CENTER UNTIL YOU REGAIN
TRACTION.
FOR A REAR SKID, VERY LIGHTLY
APPLY THE BRAKE AND BACK STEER
PAST CENTER
TO KEEP THE CAR STRAIGHT.
PEOPLE ARE REALLY FUNNY.
THEY THINK THAT IF THEY TURN
THE WHEEL AND THEY START TO
SLIDE, MOST PEOPLE WILL CRANK IT
HARDER AND TURN IT ALL THE
WAY, NOW THEY DON'T HAVE NO
STEERING AT ALL.
IT'S HARD TO TELL YOUR
BODY TO TURN TOWARD SOMETHING
YOU'RE TRYING TO MISS.
YOUR BRAIN
DOESN'T WANT TO WORK LIKE THAT,
IT SAYS NO WE WANT TO MISS THAT
YOU
KNOW?
THE KEY THING TO REMEMBER IS TO
TAKE YOUR TIME AND SLOW DOWN.
YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT WHEN IT'S
BAD OUT THERE, I NEED TO SLOW
MYSELF DOWN.
I NEED TO GIVE MYSELF MORE TIME.
I ALWAYS LIKE TO SAY ICE RULES
ICE IS
KING, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T CARE
WHETHER YOU HAVE A FRONT WHEEL
DRIVE,
A REAR WHEEL DRIVE, AN ALL-WHEEL
DRIVE, OR 4 WHEEL DRIVE, IT
DON'T CARE.
YOU PUSH IT TOO MUCH, YOU EXCEED
THE ABILITY OF YOURSELF AND THE
VEHICLE,
YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A PROBLEM.
COMING UP ON 15 FURY ALERT,
WILL THIS YEAR BE A STRONG OR
WEAK WINTER?
WE'LL BREAK DOWN OUR FORECAST
FOR THIS WINTER.
BUT LET'S TEST YOUR WEATHER
KNOWLEDGE ONE MORE TIME.
WHICH OF THESE IS MORE DANGEROUS
TO TREES AND POWERLINES? IS IT A
- ONE INCH OF HEAVY WET SNOW
OR B - ONE INCH OF ICE THE
ANSWER WHEN WE RETURN.