This article was originally published on the K3S Blog and is shared with permission by the author.
Somebody once told me that if you’re feet were in a fire, and your head was in a freezer, on average your body temperature would be about right.
But it wouldn’t begin to tell the story of what was going on or your comfort level. Averages can be misleading.
I was recently planning a trip to Las Vegas. 6 months ahead of time, I looked up the average temperature to get an idea of what I should expect. For February, the average high is 70 degrees. However, the record high is 90 and the record low is 16! When it came time to decide whether to pack shorts or jeans a parka, I needed something, far more accurate than the average temperature.
So as the trip approached, I switched from simply looking at the average temperature to the weather forecast. Why? Because weather forecasts factors in much more than a simple average.Continue Reading