While I do appreciate all the replies, serious or tongue in cheek, the purpose of this is to determine how my companies ski/snow report will eventually look.
FWIWhttp://ts.nist.gov/WeightsAndMeasures/Metric/pub814.cfmTitle 15 U.S.C. Chapter 6 §(204) 205a - 205lMETRIC CONVERSION LAW(Pub. L. 94-168, §2, Metric Conversion Act, Dec. 23, 1975)
§ 204. Metric system authorized. - Itshall be lawful throughout the United States of America to employthe weights and measures of the metric system; and no contract ordealing, or pleading in any court, shall be deemed invalid or liableto objection because the weights or measures expressed or referredto therein are weights or measures of the metric system. (14 Stat.339, Adopted July 28,1866)
§ 205a. Congressional statement of findings. -
TheCongress finds as follows:
(1) The United States was an original signatory partyto the 1875 Treaty of the Meter (20 Stat. 709), which establishedthe General Conference of Weights and Measures, the InternationalCommittee of Weights and Measures and the International Bureau ofWeights and Measures.
(2) Although the use of metric measurement standards in the United States has been authorized by law since 1866 this Nation today is the only industrially developed nation which has not established a national policy of committing itself and taking steps to facilitate conversion to the metric system.
(3) World trade is increasingly geared towards the metric systemof measurement.
(4) Industry in the United States is often at a competitive disadvantagewhen dealing in international markets because of its nonstandardmeasurement system, and is sometimes excluded when it is unableto deliver goods which are measured in metric terms.
(5) The inherent simplicity of the metric system of measurementand standardization of weights and measures has led to major costsavings in certain industries which have converted to that system.
(6) The Federal Government has a responsibilityto develop procedures and techniques to assist industry, especiallysmall business, as it voluntarily converts to the metric systemof measurement.
§ 205b. Declaration of policy. -
(7) The metric system of measurement can provide substantial advantagesto the Federal Government in its own operations.
It is therefore thedeclared policy of the United States-
(1) to designate the metric system of measurement as the preferredsystem of weights and measures for United States trade and commerce;
(2) to require that each Federal agency
,by a date certain and to the extent economically feasible by theend of the fiscal year 1992, use the metric system of measurementin its procurements, grants, and other business-related activities,except to the extent that such use is impractical or is likely tocause significant inefficiencies or loss of markets to United Statesfirms, such as when foreign competitors are producing competingproducts in non-metric units;
(3) to seek out ways to increase understanding of the metric systemof measurement through educational information and guidance andin Government publications; and
(4) to permit the continued use of traditional systems of weightsand measures in non-business activities.
Thanks to all who have "weighed" in so far.