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November 23, 2006|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,SUN REPORTER -- WEATHER BLOGGER

Fred Scott of Waldorf is troubled by his outdoor thermometer. "On mornings with frost, it is often 6 or 7 degrees higher than 32," he says. "Since it must have been at least 32 degrees to form frost," he believes it's defective. "When I replace my sensor ... where would the best location be?" Slow down, Fred. Some materials (metal, glass) radiate heat faster than the surrounding air, reaching 32 sooner. Your sensor may be fine. If you go wireless, install it five feet high in a grassy area.

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