User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Are Bank Thermometers Accurate?

August 31, 2012, 5:18 PM by Ben Cathey

Are Bank Thermometers Accurate?

During summer and winter, we all want to know the temperature.  And you usually don't need to look far to find out.  The digital readings are seemingly found everywhere.  Some signs outside banks and grocery stores are very accurate, and some may not be as accurate.

One issue is the placement of the sensor. If the thermometer is near pavement, you'll often notice a much higher reading.  That's because blacktop absorbs much more heat.  If you've worked outside on a hot day, you know the difference.  And while that doesn't make the temperature wrong, it just doesn't represent what some areas are feeling. 

Other banks subscribe to a service that pumps in current information from the official site, often at an airport.  These numbers don't come in as often, but are more reliable.
 
Location is also factor when you look at the temperature your car gives you.  If your thermometer is near the engine or air intake, heat will contaminate the reading. 

Parking your vehicle in direct sunlight leads to a spiked temperature when you turn the car on.  Once you drive for a few miles, the temperature often drops as fresh air moves through the car. 

So, while many of these numbers aren't false, the temperatures may not tell the whole story.  

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View weather

You may also like

Watching The Wind And Snow For Monday

11/22/2014 10:00 PM

The temperatures will come crashing down on Monday

Full Story | Watch
Storm Center Update: Tuesday Midday

11/25/2014 12:47 PM

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for northeast KELOLAND tonight

Full Story
Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

11/25/2014 4:05 PM

two to four inches of snow by Wednesday morning

Full Story
Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

11/25/2014 5:24 AM

Winter weather advisories have been posted for both Aberdeen and Watertown where 2-4” of snow will be possible through tonight.

Full Story
November 25-26 Snow Amounts

11/26/2014 12:11 PM

Here's a list of snow amounts through this morning in eastern KELOLAND

Full Story


Events