I am seriously like an old person in that I love to talk and check the weather. Every morning I open the weather.com app on my iPad and will consult the temperature and than advise Mr. H on what to wear per the temperature. Yes, I know it is weird but I seriously love the weather.
The thing is though I am well versed in what 40 F is not what 8 C is.
The same week of weather for our town in two different temperature scales.
When I moved to Sweden I knew I was going to have to get used to the metric system which took some time but now after two years I can gauge 50 grams of butter and how much something will cost if it is 3.90 kr per hg. Or more accurately I know that hg stands for hectograms which there are ten of per kilogram, so I can calculate how much I need and the cost.
Trying to get used to Celsius though for outside temperature just is not happening for me, I can grasp it for cooking though for some odd reason. Part of it is that it is not something that is tactile, with measurements I can use all my senses to make 50 grams of butter make sense but the weather is just there in the atmosphere.
I do know that 0 in Celsius is not as bad as 0 in Fahrenheit and that I do not want to be somewhere where the temperature is above 40 C.
My goal this winter is to get better versed in using Celsius so that one day I can go “O it is 10 C out, I will put on a sweater and a scarf and be fine!”.
Which temperature scale do you use and does the other make sense to you?