Meteorologists love their acronyms. I’m here to break them down, one dataset at a time. In this post, we highlight one of the most successful citizen science projects when it comes to recording precipitation. It also has a funny looking acronym. Let’s discuss CoCoRaHS.
A historical analysis of temperature, precipitation, and snowfall information for the city of Phoenix, Arizona. We look at the entire 2018 year against its climatology, and also take a look at the wet month of October 2018.
The Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City has been around since 1924, rain or shine. How many times did it shine, and how many times did it rain (or even snow?). We answer these questions using the official NYC weather station in Central Park, which has observed parade weather since its inception.
“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.”
This quote has inspired me to work on better visualizations. It is hoped this post will inspire you too.
A historical analysis of temperature, precipitation, and snowfall information for the city of Nashville, Tennessee. We look at the warm 2018 summer, and compared it to other years, including an analysis of Cooling Degree Days. The May 2010 heavy precipitation event is also looked at in detail.
Meteorologists love their acronyms. I’m here to break them down, one dataset at a time. This week we feature a dataset that includes over 100,000 weather stations spanned across the globe. The name of the dataset is GHCND. Come find out more (including the acronym meaning).
A historical analysis of temperature, precipitation, and snowfall climatology for the city of St. Louis, Missouri. A brief breakdown of the 2012 Heat Wave is also provided.