In the summer, you’ll often hear TV meteorologists refer to the temperature “in the shade”. Official measurements of temperature ARE taken in the shade, usually in a so-called “Stevenson Shelter”. In today’s episode of Weather Break, Dr. Jon Schrage explains why.
Here is a link to page about Stevenson Shelters from the National Weather Service Office in San Francisco. Before reading this page, I didn’t know that (a) another name for these shelters is a “cotton region shelter”. I also didn’t realize that Thomas Stevenson, the man who designed these shelters, was the father of Robert Louis Stevenson, the author.