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 Month:
Number of Months to Average:
Number of Months to Lag for SOI Value:
Hide/Show week SOI events -0.5 to 0.5
Year(s) to Highlight in Chart (comma delimited)
Color Ramp:   Reverse Colormap?
Image Pixel Size @100 DPI
Image Resolution (DPI) (max 500)
Select Output Format:

Plot Description:

This chart displays the combination of average temperature and total precipitation for one or more months of your choice. The dots are colorized based on the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) value for a month of your choice. Many times, users want to compare the SOI value with monthly totals for a period a few months after the validity of the SOI value. The thought is that there is some lag time for the impacts of a given SOI to be felt in the midwestern US.

Based on a sampling of recent timings for this application, plot generation time has averaged 4 seconds. Hold on for the plot is generating now!


View Data (as csv)   Download as Excel  
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