Interesting.Ilovejaneandfinch wrote: ↑Jan 4th, 2018 10:50 pmI started a thread a long time ago regarding this. The grammar part.
The weather person from that City news should know that proper English is " windchills between -30 AND -40" or just "windchill of -30 to -40". And I would pick the former either way. It is the word between that turns the grammar wrong. I had someone with knowledge in this confirm in the thread that it is wrong. Yet so many people in Canada don't even realize.
People think that because the word to is used in some contexts like the latter, that it is correct in others like this. But they are wrong.
I rarely hear the word WINDCHILLS (plural)
Mostly just windchill in the singular, typically followed by “of”
As one usually looks at weather on a day to day basis
Or if talking a varying rate of windchill / windchills (so plural rates) then other words are used as the modifier to convey that
Tonight’s overnight low -16 C with a windchill of -33 C
Tonight’s overnight low -16 C with a windchill varying between -20 and -33 C
Tonight’s overnight low -16 C with a windchill in the range of -20 and -33 C
I see it the same way as any other weather related item
Temperature, Wind, etc
Tonight’s overnight temperature -16 C
Tonight’s overnight temperature varying between -16 and -33C
However when looking a string of dates then ya it could go plural
Next week expect daytime temperatures between 0 and 5 C
Next week expect daytime highs between 0 and 5 C
Next week expect overnight lows to be between -20 and -30 C
Next week expect overnight windchills to be between -20 and -30 C
Lol, just my 2 cents
Probably worth very little
So keep the change