Friday, February 09, 2007

How To Interpret?

When the Mount Washington weather forecast says "highs in the low negative teens", does that mean it will be around -17 to -19, or does that mean more like -13 to -14? That is, does "low" refer to the temperature, or to the numeral?

This may seem sort of academic, but it's important, because the difference between -13 and -19 is the difference between a tolerable winter hiking day and a day that's just going to be a bit too chilly.


Anonymous bill said...

Either way, no skinny-dipping in Lake-Of-The-Clouds.

2/12/07, 4:10 PM  

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