measuring summer heat in the shade???

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by americanlawn, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,861

    I pulled my applicators in early today, cuz of the heat & humidity. 92 degrees with heat index of 99 (in the shade) at 2:00 p.m.

    Why do metorologists measure summer temps in "the shade"???:dizzy:

    In the sun, it's 30 degrees warmer???? ie: 88 degrees "at the airport" = 120 degrees in full sun. I find this odd because these same meteorologists take into account "windchills" during the winter??????:dizzy:

    Any ideas?:usflag:
     
  2. treemonkey

    treemonkey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    All the "official" weather stations I have seen are located in an open area in direct sun. The temperature sensors are usually located in a white louvered shelter of some sort to protect the sensor/thermometer from direct sun rays, which would give an inaccurate reading.
     

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