We all watch the weather. Some more than others. But during it we get all this terminology thrown at us that we sit and nod at, pretending that we know what it all means. Sometimes I'm skeptical that weathermen don't even know what it means, that some computer just spits out information and they tell us what it is.
But for real, what does it all mean???
More specifically, the other day I was watching the news when ol' trusty weatherman tells me that dew point for the day. I know what dew is. I know what a point is. But I got no idea what the dew point is. I couldn't even make an educated guess.
So I decided to find out what other people thought of this dew point. I was just starting a 3 day trip, so whenever I thought about it, I would ask those around if they knew what the dew point was.
Of all those who I asked, only 1 person who what it was...and it was only because he's a pilot and he's supposed to know it.
So I'm curious as to how many people, without the aid of the internet or formal training (i.e. weathermen or pilots, JOE SCHMO) knows what the dew point actually means. Anyone?