Boiling Chart by Elevation

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When calibrating a thermometer to measure very high temperatures it’s important to know what the exact boiling point is at your elevation. A quick calculation can be made by remembering three things: the boiling point at sea level is 212°F, your elevation and 500 feet. The boiling point of water drops by 1 degree as elevation increases by 500 feet. So, if your kitchen is situated about 1500 feet above sea level, then your water will boil at 209°F.

But to make it even easier, we’ve done the math and created this chart for quick reference.

Elevation and Boiling Point

 

FeetMetersFahrenheitCelsius
-500-152213100.5
-250-76212.5100.3
Sea LevelSea Level 212100
25076211.599.7
50015221199.5
750229210.599.2
1000305210.198.9
1250381209.698.6
1500457209.198.4
1750533208.698.1
2000610208.197.8
2250686207.697.6
2500762207.297.3
2750838206.797.1
3000914206.296.8
3250991205.796.5
35001067205.396.3
40001219204.395.7
45001372203.495.2
50001524202.494.7
5280160920294.4
55001676201.594.2
60001829200.693.6
65001981199.693.1
70002134

198.7

92.6

75002286

197.8

92.1

80002438196.991.6
8500259119691.1
9000247319590.6
10,0003048193.289.6

 

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Maggie once gained five pounds in pursuit of the perfect Indian dal recipe. When she isn't cooking, she spends her days as a marketer and her nights and weekends blogging, taking pictures and chasing after her son and dog.

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