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Thermometer Placement & Inaccurate Reading Explainer
Posted at 11:03 AM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 12:03:16-04

OFFICIAL TEMPERATURE: Have you ever noticed that when your car gives you the outdoor temperature reading, it seems just a bit too high? Even if you have a thermometer placed on your house, you could still be getting an inaccurate reading. Meteorologist Brittney Merlot explains why it's so important that the official temperature recording is taken in a Stevenson Box. In the video above, she explains how this box protects it from a false reading of direct heat, heat absorption and radiant heat.

Why is my thermometer different?