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# Question 1: Use the appropriate formula to convert the following temperatures.

Feel free to use this handy temperature calculator by the National Weather Service:http://www.srh.noaa.gov/epz/?n=wxcalc_tempconvert 20C = __68_____ F -25C = __-13_____ F 59C = ___138.2____ F 72F = ___22.22____ C 98.6F = ___37___C (body temperature) 0C = ____273.15___ K Question 2: Analyze the meteogram from New Orleans, LA (KMSY) below and answer the following. Remember that time is in UTC at the bottom.

What time (New Orleans time) was the warmest temperature reading for September 12, 2012? 12:00pm

## What was the daily temperature range on this day? 12F

Question 3: Next you are going to analyze yearly temperature means and ranges for specific locations around the world. NOTE: Think of the controls of temperature (i.e. latitude, land/water distribution, ocean currents, altitude, geographic location) and how that might influence the temperature of these locations. Salt Lake City, Utah (Continental interior location)

Jan 28

Feb 34

Jul 76

Nov Dec 38 32

## Yearly Mean Temperature Yearly Temperature Range

_________51.25______ _______48________

Jan 55

Feb 57

Jul 70

Nov Dec 63 59

## Yearly Mean Temperature Yearly Temperature Range

________63.6_______ _________18______

Jan 66

Feb 68

Jul 82

Nov Dec 70 68

## Yearly Mean Temperature Yearly Temperature Range

_______74.5________ ________16_______

Jan -11

Feb 0.5

Jul 60

Nov Dec 4 .7

## Yearly Mean Temperature Yearly Temperature Range

_______27.4_______ ________71_______

Jan 14

Feb 15

Jul 66

Nov Dec 29 20

## Yearly Mean Temperature Yearly Temperature Range

___39.8____________ _____52__________

Jan 24

Feb 15

Jul -15

Nov Dec 14 25

## Yearly Mean Temperature Yearly Temperature Range

_____0.6__________ ________39_______

Jan 55

Feb 57

Jul 78

Nov Dec 66 59

## Yearly Mean Temperature Yearly Temperature Range

________68.6_______ _______24_______

Question 4: Go to NOAAs website at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/globalextremes.html#hightemp to analyze historical temperature and precipitation extremes globally. List the three hottest places ever recorded in the world.

Libya

Elevation 367

134F

Asia

129F

## Death Valley, -178 CA (Greenland Ranch) Tirat Tsvi, -722

6/22/1942

Israel
List the three coldest places ever recorded around the world.

Russia

## Date 7/21/1983 2/6/1933 1/9/1954

-87F

Northice

Question 5: The heat index and wind chill is a way to compare temperature in relation to human senses. The heat index compares the relationship between temperature and humidity. The warmer the temperature and the higher the humidity, the hotter it will feel to humans. Go tohttp://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/global/hi.htm to analyze heat waves. 1. Temperature = 100F & Relative Humidity = 40% => Apparent Temperature = ___110F 2. Temperature = 100F & Relative Humidity = 60% => Apparent Temperature = ___130F Question 6: The wind chill compares temperature with wind speed. The faster the wind blows, the colder it will feel. Go tohttp://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/global/chill.htm to analyze wind chills. Temperature = 30F & Wind Speed = 0 mph => Wind Chill = _____30__F Temperature = 30F & Wind Speed = 15 mph => Wind Chill = _____19_F Temperature = 15F & Wind Speed = 20 mph => Wind Chill = ____-2__F Temperature = 0F & Wind Speed = 20 mph => Wind Chill = ____-22___F

Question 7: Finally, you are going to verify a 24-hour forecast of surface temperature. Analyze the 24hour national forecast for high temperatures and low temperatures. High Temperature: http://images.intellicast.com/National/Temperature/HighTomorrow.aspx Low Temperature: http://images.intellicast.com/National/Temperature/LowTomorrow.aspx Determine a location on the map you would like and find a Station ID for that location. Find a Station ID for your chosen location athttp://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/surface/stations.txt. Remember, it should be a four-letter code usually starting with the letter K if it is within the lower -48 states. 1. What is your chosen location (city and state)? Beaufort, North Carolina 2. What is its station ID? KMRH 3. Right click on the high temperature image and select Save Picture As or Save Image As and save the image to your computer. Save your high temperature map as HighTemperature and your low temperature map as LowTemperature. The weather model forecasts the high temperature to be ___72____ and the low temperature to be ___41____. Label appropriately with the degrees Fahrenheit. You will upload these images into your SLCC ePortfolio.

4. Now wait 24 hours. Once 24 hours have passed, go to the NWS climate website at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/. You will see a map of temperature readings; click on your location (or the closest one to your chosen location). 5. Clicking on your location will bring up a new website (allow for pop-ups). Make sure the Product is the Daily Climate Report, the Location is your chosen city, and the Time Frame is one day (not more or less) after you looked at the high/low temperature forecast. Click GO. What was the maximum temperature and time for your chosen location? _77F___________ What was the minimum temperature and time for your chosen location? _____42F_______ What was the average temperature for your chosen location? _______62F_____________

Assignment Reflection
I think a lot of what this assignment has helped with is getting me back into the routine of using a consistent method. What I mean by that is that Im a non-traditional student. Ive spent a lot of time away from the classroom and most of the classes I have taken thus far have been history, English, or education classes which dont use formulas and methods with the same amount of precision that is required for math and science classes. This assignment has helped me to become more familiar with and gotten me a bit more used to the fact that methods and formulas are very important in science and math classes. What brought about this awareness has been this whole class in general, but specifically this unit and its information on how we calculate things for temperature, including wind chill and heat index. Range and mean temperatures as well as wind chill and heat index all require certain information to be present and to use it in a specific way to achieve the correct answer. Its very systematic and pre cise, it requires solid numbers to come up with answers and a single digit being off can make quite a large difference in an answer.