I want to share a little bit of my life with you. The part of my life that has to go outside to get to and from work. Here is what Yahoo has to say about my weather.
“Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy and windy. Cold. Dangerous wind chills approaching -40F. Low around -10F. Winds WNW at 25 to 35 mph.”
In case you weren’t paying attention, there’s a negative sign in front of the forty. Low without the 35 (!) mph wind is -10. -10 is almost 40 degrees COLDER than the temperature at which water freezes. It’s about 60 degree colder than the temperature at which Jody freezes.
Wind chill of -40. I can barely conceive of that. The only way to make that worse is to present it in celsius. Wait, why is -40f equal to -40c? Am I doing the math wrong? Hang on…nope, I did it right. So okay, that doesn’t make it sound worse. It makes it sound the same. And Kelvin would make it sound positively steamy…(for the record, that’s 233k. Woo.)