Denise Goldberg's blog

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Checking the forecast

Wow! The days have been absolutely flying, only 4 more sleeps before we head to the east.

I'm always warm enough but I figured maybe Denise might be interested in a preview of the weather. When I told her the forecast for Friday in St. John's, Newfoundland shows a low of 10 and a high of 18 degrees (Celsius) she said that's about what she expected. (For anyone who doesn't speak Celsius, that's a low of 50 and a high of 64 on the Fahrenheit scale.) That's a bit cooler than our current temperatures here, maybe an early preview of our September weather. The temperature difference might be because Newfoundland is a lot further north than Massachusetts. Five degrees of latitude separate Boston and St. John's, and a degree of latitude is 69 miles. That means that we'll be starting our wanders 345 miles further north than where we live - and we'll be heading north from St. John's too.

I already changed Denise's watch for her. She wears a watch that can switch between two times so I flipped the hidden time to Newfoundland time, an hour and a half later than our time at home. That's a funny time zone, isn't it?

map of flight from Boston to St. John's, NL  courtesy of Daft Logic
Map courtesy of the Google Maps Distance Calculator at Daft Logic

Can you see the pink lines on the map? We're flying a little backwards to start with, from Boston to Newark. Then we'll be heading to the north and east, way out over the ocean!
--- Rover