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I Know It’s Hot in Kitsap, But 117 Degrees?

I was passing by the Key Bank on Silverdale Way in Central Kitsap today around 3:30 p.m., and check this out. It’s hard to read, but the bank temperature display read 117 degrees. I did a U-turn and snapped a picture, a minute or two later it had dropped to 116.

117 Degrees
117 Degrees
116 Degrees
116 Degrees

The temperature gauge at Parr Ford on Auto Center Way read a mere 108. All of which makes me wonder about the margin for error on these temperature thingys. I’d love it if someone familiar with how they actually work could explain factors affecting the temperature reading, such as placement of the heat measuring device, sun/shade, wind etc. I like the heat, but today was a little on the toasty side even for me. It was hardly any 117 degrees, however. I also wonder if the temperature variances on display boards around the county appear to vary more widely in extreme weather, hot or cold.