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::


Second, select specific chart options::

DescriptionValue
Select Station:
Start Year for Plot:
End Year for Plot:
Month/Season
Analyze two or three periods?
Which variable to analyze:
Number of Trailing Days (excludes 'today'):
Trailing Days Aggregation Function:
Threshold temperature for trailing period (At or Above)
Number of Days in Middle Period (includes 'today'):
Middle Days Aggregation Function:
Number of Days in Forward Period (following middle):
Forward Days Aggregation Function:
How to Aggregate the data?
Image Resolution (DPI)
Select Output Format

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 1 days 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 settings of 4 trailing days (Maxiumum) and 1 forward days (Whatever, does not matter for 1 day aggregate), this example evaluates to a jump of 20 degrees.

Based on a sampling of recent timings for this application, plot generation time has averaged 2 seconds. Hold on for the plot is generating now!


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