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 attempts to assess by now much the high temperature can change between two or three periods of time. These periods are defined by the consecutive number of days you choose. The tricky part is to explain what exactly these periods are! The middle period of days includes 'today', which is where this metric is evaluated. So a middle period of
1days only includes 'today' and not 'tomorrow'. If you summarize this plot by year, a simple linear trendline is presented as well.
A practical example here may be warranted. Consider a period of
four days whereby the warmest high temperature was only 40 degrees F. Then
on the next day, the high temperature soars to 60 degrees. For the plot
4 trailing days (Maxiumum)
1 forward days (Whatever, does not matter for 1 day
this example evaluates to a jump of 20 degrees.
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