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Critical Fire Weather in Southwest; Snow in North

Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are forecasted to develop across the Southwest U.S. Tuesday, lasting into Thursday. A slow moving, late season winter system will bring snow to portions of the Northern Plains, Central Rockies, and Great Basin through Friday. Isolated severe storms will be possible across parts of east Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley Tuesday. Read More >

The Speed of Sound Calculation

by Tim Brice and Todd Hall
 
 
The speed of sound depends on several variables, but the only independent variable we need to calculate the speed of sound is  the temperature of the air.  
Enter your air temp and choose your units: The speed of sound:
mph
Fahrenheit knots
Celsius m/s
Kelvin ft/s
Rankine km/h

 

What is the formula to calculate the speed of sound?