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.


First, select a chart type::

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Second, select specific chart options::

DescriptionValue
Select Sector:
Date: (YYYY/mm/dd)
Over how many trailing days to compute departures?
Date Precipitation Threshold (inch)
Image Resolution (DPI)
Select Output Format

Plot Description:

This application attempts to assess the effectiveness of a calendar day's rainfall based on where the rain fell in relation to a previous period of days departure from climatology. So for a given date and state, the areal coverage of daily precipitation at some given threshold is compared against the departure from climatology over some given number of days. The intention is to answer a question like how much of the rain on a given day fell on an area that needed it! The areal coverage percentages are relative to the given state.

Based on a sampling of recent timings for this application, plot generation time has averaged 136 seconds. Hold on for the plot is generating now!


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