| | Advanced Search

 

State Report: Marijuana Tax + Bill Targets Prostitutes and Pimps—Plus increased sentences for gang crimes

John Rooke - Thinking Out Loud—JR's column on the sports stories and personalities…

RI Beauty Insider: Pedi Nation – Get the Best Pedicure Ever—A guide to finding a pristine pedi place

Fit for Life: Fail to Plan? Plan to Fail—Plan and prioritize, and you will prevail

Arthur Schaper: Grand Theft Auto Cicilline—MINDSETTER Arthur Schaper examine's Cicilline's role in Prov's…

Five Live Music Musts – April 18, 2014—Great vibes await

Report: Preston Murphy Leaving URI for Boston College—Preston Murphy Leaves URI for Boston College

EXCLUSIVE: Bryant Tells Grads No Selfies with President at Grad—Prohibiting selfies?

PC Athletics gets high marks—Friar winter sports #1 among Big East schools...

NEW: Providence’s Al Forno Featured as a Best Pizza Spot in the US—Another accolade for Al Forno

 
 

How To Use The Ghiorse Factor

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

  I devised the Ghiorse Factor more than 35 years ago. It was originally intended as a quick thumbnail describing weather conditions for those who work outside activity. However, over the years, it has gained broader acceptance as a brief guide for any outdoor and travel.

Simply put, the Ghiorse Factor scale runs from a minimum of zero to a maximum of 10. A zero is assigned to the WORST possible weather for being outside. A 10 describes the BEST possible weather conditions. I usually predict a 5 or below if there is any precipitation expected. The scale slides, depending on the time of year, so that at 10 in December is obviously not the same as a 10 in July.

The number is not derived by a formula, but rather from my subjective evaluation of the overall elements such as wind, temperature, humidity, cloud cover and precipitation expected for the day. The Factor can change during the day as weather conditions change, so be sure to check back often for my latest updates especially on days with active weather.

 




Commenting is not available in this channel entry.