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This airport's weather simulators will prepare you for wherever you're going

This airport's weather simulators will prepare you for wherever you're going
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If you're planning a trip to my hometown of Phoenix, you might want to think twice. It just hit record high temperatures this past week. Maybe if you could try out the weather before you fly, you would have a better idea of what you're getting into.

That's the idea behind this cool, or hot, new airport feature that lets you walk into a chamber and actually feel what the weather is going to be like at your destination. It's already in Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden, and will remain there until the end of August.

This fascinating new "climate portal," as it's being called, uses wind temperature controls, wind machines and audio-visual cues to bring the person standing in it into a virtual reality of what the weather is like at their final destination.

"With the climate portal we wanted to explore the possibilities of not just taking you to your destination, but our destinations to you. A direct link to the whole world," Michael Persson Gripkow, marketing director at Swedavia, told CNN.

I think this new type of technology is fascinating and I hope it makes its way over to the United States. It would be the perfect way to check if you packed the right clothing! But I want to know what you think about this. Let me know by commenting below.

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