Automated Data Plotter

This application dynamically generates many types of graphs. These graphs are derived from processing of various data sources done by the IEM. Please feel free to use these generated graphics in whatever way you wish.


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Second, select specific chart options::

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Plot Description:

This plot compares the growing degree day vs precipitation departure for a given month and station. The departure is expressed in units of standard deviation. So a value of one would represent an one standard deviation departure from long term mean. The mean and standard deviation is computed against the current / period of record climatology. The circle represents a line of equal extremity as compared with the year of your choosing. The dots greater than 2.5 sigma from center are labelled with the year they represent.

Based on a sampling of recent timings for this application, plot generation time has averaged 1 seconds. Hold on for the plot is generating now!


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