In this post we go over degree days, including the definition from the American Meteorological Society, its application to the recent Cherry Blossom bloom in Washington DC, and official HDD values for the 2018-2019 winter season.
Even in a warming world, cold outbreaks can still exist. A recent one occurred during the end of January and the beginning of February of 2019. Here we take a brief look into the Polar Vortex, and how it generated numerous cold records so far this year.
With 2018 over, it’s time to look back and see how weather stations stacked up against their period of record. This is an update to the temperature and rainfall characteristics analyzed before the year was over.
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.
How are weather stations stacking up against its period of record for 2018? Last week we looked at precipitation. This week we will examine the temperature of the United States. Are we on pace for another record warm year? Or has cold in the northern US region changed the overall results. We explore the data in this post.
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.
Most Major League Baseball games take place in the summer, where temperatures are at their warmest. However, as fall approaches and October baseball commences, the temperatures cool as the bats heat up. We take a look at typical World Series game time conditions at all 30 MLB parks, and provide a brief insight into one of the coldest World Series to date.
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).
Fall has arrived, but outdoor temperatures aren’t indicative of this. The month of September 2018 isn’t even over, and numerous heat records have happened in both the daytime and nighttime. A brief analysis of record heat extremes across the United States are shown.
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.
An in-depth analysis of the weather conditions that occurred during the North American Eclipse on August 21st, 2017.