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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Plot Description:This chart totals the number of distinct calendar days per month that a given present weather condition is reported within the METAR data feed. The calendar day is computed for the local time zone of the reporting station.
The reporting of present weather codes within METARs has changed over the years and there is some non-standard nomenclature used by some sites. The thunder (TS) reports are delineated into three categories here to hopefully allow more accurate statistics.
- All Thunder Reports (TS) includes any
TSmention in any present weather code
- Thunder in Vicinity (VCTS) includes any
VCTSmention in any present weather code, for example,
- Thunder Reports (excluding VCTS) includes most
TSmentions, but not any including
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