The More You Know

Count the number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds and then add 40. The number will be very close to the air temperature. An alternate approach is to note that they chirp 72 times per minute at 60F. For every additional four chirps, add a degree to 60F, and for every four chirps less, subtract a degree for 60F.

Ahh, the things you learn working at the Air Force Combat Climatology Center, surrounded by meteorologists.


About Will Chatham

Will Chatham is the Application Security Engineer at a cyber security research and development firm. Since Netscape 2.0, he has worked in a wide array of environments including non-profit, corporate, small business, and government. His varied background, from web developer to search engine optimizer to security professional, has helped him build a wide range of skills that help those with whom he works and teaches.
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