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Discussion in 'Weather' started by Vaughn Schultz, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Last Update on Feb 3, 5:24 pm CST



    (-18°C) Humidity: 55 %
    Wind Speed: W 18 MPH
    Barometer: 30.13"
    Dewpoint: -13°F (-25°C)
    Wind Chill: -21°F (-29°C)
    Visibility: 10.00 mi.
    More Local Wx: 3 Day History:

    This is off the NOAA.COM web site. I am not questioning its credibility but I am simply intrigued. How can it be -0? Wouldn’t it just be 0? Is there a +0 I don’t know about, have I been blind to it all these years? I have seen this on more then one occasion, in fact most likely every time its 0 outside or -0 what ever it’s called.
  2. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392


    You got me going when I seen the subject title, and to think they get paid for that.
  3. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    Oh you didn't know that it goes from 0 to 1 -0 to 0 or -0 to -1. Gosh what a tard. :dizzy: . I have given it some thought and I think all weather people smoke DOPE. lol. They get paid a lot of money so they can smoke alot of it too.
  4. doh

    doh Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    maybe the - is for the windchill factor, if there was no wind it may have been just 0
  5. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    Sorry, The correct answer is rounding. :)

    For example it is say -.2 degrees it is simply rounded to -0. Same thing if it was +0. Just +.2 degrees rounded. Most weather stations measure to 1/10th of a degree.

    With knowing that much you at least know which side of zero the temp is on.

    In computer talk most places just use something like this

    Print ROUND(Temp)


    If ROUND(Temp) == 0 Then Print "0" else Print ROUND(Temp)

    Would do away with the +/- in front of the 0
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2007
  6. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Damn, your good :D
  7. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    Now if I could get the women folk to say the same.
  8. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Its not just the weathermen! I jumped in my truck and it went from -0 to 0 It thought of this post and cracked up! I have pictures of it too, lol
  9. I know the overhead in my pickup tonite said -0. No idea, just know it was cold.....now I'm drunk so it doesnt matter....
  10. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    Actually, you're wrong. The weather man is simply stating that it is going to be absolute zero out, or –459.67 °F.
  11. Chevytruck85

    Chevytruck85 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    Who cares if its right or wrong its still damn COLD!
  12. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    yeh and my snowblower which is normally very reliable said noway last night:realmad:
    I had to shovel:eek: Thank god I had this really dumb winter hat with ear flaps on it in the truck:D -5* is freakin cold.
  13. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 953

    you guys wanna talk cold, come up here, its -20 right now, and the windchill is -35, but on the bright side its sunny out! From inside it looks very nice outside with the white snow. Im kinda used to it now though, its been cold here sence thursday. Yesterday I went snowmobiling and it was -15 out, but it wasent really that bad.
  14. Dogbonz

    Dogbonz Member
    Messages: 96

    Yeah after a few days of 0F and - 15 windchills, here in the lake effect area from lake Michigan,, I long for the days of warmer temps,, like 20 and 30F.

    Layer up, you get used to it. It has snowed all day every day for the last 3 days. Doing my Commerical Lots 2 times daily, and I'm evening gettin some Res calling.payup

    Make hay while the suns shining White hay that is! payup payup
  15. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    my truck is still confused!



    2 nights ago it kept going from 0 to -0, just thought it was funny
  16. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Temp right now is -6 this morning it was -12 thats cold for along here;) At the local pond all the geese are huddled tightly in a circle with there heads down like penguins. It looks really funny :p

    We are in are 80th hour of below zero windchills. This morning it was 30 below, I know its alot colder up north but thats cold for Chicago :rolleyes:
  17. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    yeah its really cold. i dont remember it being this cold in a long time!!

    Unfortunately the cold scared of the moisture!