5 February 2009

It’s getting a little nippy out there

Posted by Jessica Ball

Having lived in the mid-Atlantic my entire life, I’m finding it a bit hard to get adjusted to how cold it can get around here sometimes. (If any of you live in Alaska or the Dakotas or Minnesota or other such places, you’re allowed to scoff, but I’m sure glad I’m not living where you are!)

For example, here’s what I saw when I checked Weather.com this morning:

Being a good scientist, of course, I switched over to metric:

And, because I’ve got to have something to amuse myself in my windowless workspace, I checked XKCD’s “Guide to converting to metric”:

Yep, that’s about what I said this morning. I’m hoping we don’t get to the “spit goes ‘clink'” point.