Incredible heat: baked cookies in Nebraska right inside the car
The National Weather Service in Nebraska demonstrated the effects of extreme heat by trying to bake cookies using only the car and the sun.
In a series of tweets on Thursday, the National Meteorological Service in Omaha and Valley published an update on the cookie experiment, which was in the car for eight hours.
“In fact, we were going to bake cookies, but only biscuit dough was sold in the store,” said Hally Bova, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, in an interview.
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The experiment was conducted due to the fact that the National Meteorological Service issued a warning about the anomalous heat in a large part of the state of Nebraska on Saturday.
In Omaha, on Thursday, the maximum was 92 degrees (+ 33,3 Celsius) with the heat index 103 (+ 39,4 Celsius).
In the first post on Twitter they wrote: “If you are wondering if it will be hot today, we will try to bake cookies in our parking lot using only the sun and the car. We will keep you posted. ”
Sponge dough was put on a baking tray in a closed vehicle on Thursday morning. Near put a thermometer.
Baking cookies usually takes from 14 to 17 minutes at a temperature of 350 degrees.
In the next post published a photo and signed the “45 minutes. The cookie rises. ”
The next update, published about an hour after the initial post, read: "The temperature of the pan reached 175 degrees (+ 79,4 Celsius) in 60 minutes, and the top of the cookies was 153 (+ 67,2 Celsius)."
“This is a good time to remind everyone that the car is really getting deadly hot. Check it out before closing! On average, 38 children die in hot cars every year. Do not become part of the statistics!
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About five hours later, the Omaha National Meteorological Service published another update: “The top of the cookie is baked, and the bottom remains raw. But what's even more interesting is that the backseat temperature in the shade is 144 degrees (+ 62,2 Celsius)! ”
The last update read: “After almost 8 hours in the sun, the top of the cookie is actually edible. However, the middle is still quite raw. The maximum temperature on the baking tray was 185 (+ 85 Celsius)! ”.
Such experiments are not new to the United States. For example, in the year 2016 in Arizona fry egg on the hatch cover.
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