I love Science News. Now and then, however, you write in terms that aren’t understandable to the average reader. I refer in particular to (the article above). It states that “weather models suggest winds atop the peak exceeded 50 meters per second.” I dare say that to 99 percent of your readers, like myself, that’s a meaningless expression. Much more meaningful would be 180 kilometers per hour or, even better, 112 miles per hour. I’ll continue to do the math, but it would be nice if you’d make all your statements reader friendly.

Walt Faro
Webster, N.Y.

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