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Stormy Western U.S.

An active and complex weather pattern is in store this weekend through next week, as multiple storms track from West Coast to East Coast. The activity starts today as a vigorous system moves through north-central California into the Intermountain West with rain, perhaps a few thunderstorms and heavy mountain snow. This system will move into the Upper Midwest tomorrow with a swath of heavy snow. 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?