The high temperature for Monday is -13º Fahrenheit (-25º Celsius). Wind chill expected may be up to -50º F (-46º C). The low temperature that day is -25º F (-32º C). The governor is talking about closing the schools in the state (,others are looking into if he actually has that power, but that's another odd story altogether). That is wicked, stupid cold, and will be 'going plaid' - my wife's reference to the Spaceballs movie. Tomorrow is actually supposed to be nicer than it has been in a while, but at only about 23ºF (-5º C) it is the mild calm before the proverbial storm.
On a related note, I like to know what I'm reading (and writing) and in the U.S., well, we're about the only ones that use Fahrenheit exclusively anymore. So when I read something about temperature from another part of the world I want to understand what is being related, especially at this time of year for us in the northern hemisphere.
Because of this I actually (finally) took the time to learn how to make the º symbol (alt - 0186). I also now have a widget on the right side that converts C to F and back, just so I have a handy place I know to go and check what I read more easily than going and googling some converter - if I feel like going through the trouble. Perhaps I can learn enough, if I use it enough here, that I'll just understand the difference naturally.
Anyway, the point of this post was to complain about the cruelly cold temperatures coming up. We'll survive, it certainly isn't the end of the world. But it is unusual and will make for a very bad day for a lot of people. Hopefully not us or you. PTFO
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