Chicago, like many places, has been in the throes of a heat wave, with temperatures approaching 100º F in the past three days. Mercifully, Ceiling Cat sent a cooling rain last night, but it will be back in the 90s this weekend.
Although I work with centigrade (Celsius) temperatures in science, I never have managed to absorb them directly because I was raised on Fahrenheit. The one exception is our standard Drosophila-incubator temperature of 25º, which I know by heart is 77ºF. Otherwise I always have to convert in my head (“Centigrade times nine-fifths plus thirty two, etc). For those of you in my situation, I’ve provided a handy conversion chart below, including the Kelvin scale as a special bonus: