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In the low 50s
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In the low 50s

In the low 50s

(OP)
OK, I'm writing for a newsletter that goes to both America and Singapore. All of my references to temperature have to follow the format: 32°F (0°C)

I can't get around this by re-wording (the boss says so). I have to state that "...temperatures are in the low 50s."

How can I do the 50s reference to indicate that it's degrees F and add in the degrees C conversion?

Any help will be appreciated. I'm stuck and my brain is tired.

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: In the low 50s

How about this?

"...temperatures are in the low 50s.(°F) (~10-12°C)"

Good Luck
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As a circle of light increases so does the circumference of darkness around it. - Albert Einstein

RE: In the low 50s

Do what us Brits do and if it is hot use degrees F and if it is cold use degrees C. That makes things much easier.

[ponder]

RE: In the low 50s

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Do everything in Kelvin. This is an engineering forum, after all.

RE: In the low 50s

"...temperatures are in the low 50s." .... temperatures are in the low 50s (oF); and let your "pointy haired boss" critique it !

Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

RE: In the low 50s

.... temperatures are in the low 50s (low 10s) smile

RE: In the low 50s

I would do it like CajunCenturion with a slight modification:

"...temperatures are in the low 50s (~10-12°C)."


"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." L. da Vinci

G. Coppola

RE: In the low 50s

(OP)
Man, y'all are giving me too many choices.

I think I'm going with CajunCenturion's way, then see what the boss wants to do to create a mess out of it.

FeX32, your way looks nicer but I'd get my fanny kicked if I left out °F

TheTick, if I use Kelvin then I'd have to convert to Rankine, which makes me think of my old thermo class from 35 years ago, which makes me want to puke.

Thanks to ALL!

PS -- the boss is my wife

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: In the low 50s

Quote:


PS -- the boss is my wife

LOL!


"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." L. da Vinci
G. Coppola

RE: In the low 50s

==> PS -- the boss is my wife
You don't stand a chance.

Good Luck
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As a circle of light increases so does the circumference of darkness around it. - Albert Einstein

RE: In the low 50s

A different kind of politics, requiring a different game plan. You will lose, so you need to plan to lose gracefully and with some dignity remaining. My wife didn't accept a degree in engineering and 20+ years in thermodynamics and heat transfer as valid qualifications for knowing how domestic thermostats work.

- Steve

RE: In the low 50s

You too? I explained the thermostat without mentioning "magic" even once. She didn't believe me. I told her that my clients would have paid me hundreds of dollars for that explanation. She said "that's a lot of money to tell them that it is simply magic". I bowed up, deflated, and said "yes dear".

David Simpson, PE
MuleShoe Engineering

Law is the common force organized to act as an obstacle of injustice Frédéric Bastiat

RE: In the low 50s

I thought most former British colonies would be at least familiar with Imperial units. Some still use them as their primary system.

- Steve

RE: In the low 50s

(OP)
Yah, I bet they'll have a units converter in Singapore anyways.

Guess what? The boss agreed with CajunCenturion! I had a peaceful night.

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: In the low 50s

Hmmm, been thinking about this a bit more, even though the case is closed. I know what "low 50's" means - time to think about a jacket. But I can't think of any equivalent phrase or expression in a Celcius context. We do have "mid 20's", which means "a nice, warm day". But nothing numerical to describe "a bit nippy".

- Steve

RE: In the low 50s

Following up on jhardy1's post and link, how about simply:

"It's cold."

RE: In the low 50s

(OP)
Succinct, Mint.

I guess I should have given context in my OP. The low 50s.(°F) (~10-12°C) occurred indoors in a building whose heating system was vastly undersized. It was a retrofit job and he didn't pay attention to the size of the existing boilers that got scrapped. The engineer looked up at the roof deck from underneath, saw metal, and
ASSUMED there was insulation above. He was too lazy to climb up the roof access ladder and look.

Turns out all that was on top of that metal deck was felt, tar, and bird poop. His E&O insurance paid heftily.

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: In the low 50s

@SomptingGuy:

Even "a bit nippy" needs regional / cultural context. In some places (in northern Europe, or Canada, for example bigsmile) anything above 15°C means you get out the swimmers and sunscreen and head for the beach. In northern Australia, if it drops below 22°C it's time to unpack the winter woolies!

http://julianh72.blogspot.com

RE: In the low 50s

+1

I had an English room mate whose mum told him over the phone that it was quite warm. When he asked her "How warm is it?" she replied "You can take your coat off".

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RE: In the low 50s

I hear many in the South (USA) say "It's a bit nipply."

RE: In the low 50s

(OP)
I spent a January week in Minneapolis. Their idea of nippy means something different. I was inspired to write this here haiku:

At minus four degrees
A slow, deep, clear, cleansing breath
Makes frozen boogers

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: In the low 50s

Here in eastern Canada, the weather guys will use the terms 'in the single digits' to refer to temps between 0 and 10 C, and 'in the teens', 'in the twenties' as appropriate.

RE: In the low 50s

Went to Idaho one year for Christmas. Stepped off the plane in Idaho Falls at noon to the high for the day at -24F. Schools had been closed for 2 weeks because they could not heat the buildings warm enough for classes.

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

Ben Loosli

RE: In the low 50s

When I lived in Idaho Falls in the winter of 1972-73 we had days on end with highs below -24°F and the radio stations were all bragging that schools in Idaho Falls never closed for weather (not like those sissies in Pocatello). How things change in a mere 40 years.

David Simpson, PE
MuleShoe Engineering

Law is the common force organized to act as an obstacle of injustice Frédéric Bastiat

RE: In the low 50s

Personally I like The Tick's answer, but then I'm something of a......oops, can't say that here.

If you are offended by the things I say, imagine the stuff I hold back.

RE: In the low 50s

if you use 50s, don't use (°F), it looks very ugly. Celsius temperature in parentheses is just fine.

RE: In the low 50s

1972-73 was a cold winter in eastern Idaho. I was going to school in Rexburg and many mornings had to plug my car in to warm the oil before starting it.
Living there as it went from fall to winter, the cold wasn't as noticeable as stepping off an airplane into that chill. That was christmas 1983 and my in-laws lived in Ririe, about 15 miles from Idaho Falls. Father-in-law was the school custodian and he still had to keep the coal fired furnaces going and the klinkers removed.

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

Ben Loosli

RE: In the low 50s

(OP)
I'll have a chance to edit next week, so I won't see it in actual print until then. Ugliness is a factor.

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: In the low 50s

(i was not kidding) (really)
unless the first number is in kelvin or some other obscure imperial unit, it will be a given for anyone american to understand its meaning. especially since the numbers in brackets already have the correct unit.

RE: In the low 50s

(OP)
Perhaps when the boss sees it in print, it'll turn out loki3000's way. For now, the boss is pleased so I'm not rocking the boat.

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: In the low 50s

Let 'em think that you mean 50 C. That puts the temperature at 122 F, which darned HOT no matter where you're from.

old field guy

RE: In the low 50s

Some days, I definitely feel like I`m in my low 50s. Other days, definitely the high 50s.

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