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Cool Weather Site

Pun intended. If you’re a fan of the NY Times’ annual weather graph, you’re going to love this. If you’re not, you should be.

WeatherSpark has interactive graphing of weather back to January 1, 1949. Sounds simple, but you get:

  • hourly temperature readings throughout the day
  • record highs
  • record lows
  • normal highs by 90th percentile and 75th percentile
  • normal lows by 10th percentile and 25th percentile
  • precipitation and type (rain, snow)
  • cloud cover (for Cleveland, pretty much 100% since then)

All graphed in the (familiar?) sine-wave format. When a new record high or low is set or the old one is tied, it’s flagged.

There’s so much here, and it’s so interactively fun, I can’t stop clicking on stuff.

Tom McGee has been building web sites since 1995, and blogging here since 2006. Currently a senior developer at Seton Hall University, he's also a freelance web programmer and musician. Contact him if you have the need for a blog, web site, redesign or custom programming!

One thought on “Cool Weather Site”

  1. Thanks for mentioning this. I think weatherspark will easily become one of my top ten internet destinations.

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