By Mark Strehl, Good Day Chicago Meteorologist - bio | email
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -
It's no surprise that weather influences our mood, our behavior and how well we are able to accomplish tasks. Then it may come as little surprise that weather also influences the way that we talk on the phone.
Research from New Castle University from Dr Phithakkitnukoon (we will just call him Dr "P") suggests that during times of "bad" weather, who we call and how long we talk changes dramatically.
Dr "P's" research showed that during weather events, we tend to Isolate ourselves from our larger network, and make fewer calls. The calls that we do make however are to close friends and family, and those calls tend to be longer.
"Close friends and family" was found not to be just the people we love most, but often times people who are physically close to use, say perhaps within 10 miles.
Over one million calls were analyzed in the study. So, the next time that you "reach out and touch" someone, it may be partially motivated by the weather!
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