Severe Convection Weather in the Midwest

Severe Convection Weather in the Midwest

Convective storms, and their products, thunder, lightning, heavy rains, hail, and tornadoes cause an average of $2.8 billion a year in damage, but the over-all economic loss is sitting at around $10 billion annually. The factors influencing this figure include disruption in farming and industrial activities, injuries sustained and deaths. With the frequency of severe …

Historical Weather Data for Everyone

Historical Weather Data for Everyone

ANALYZING PAST WEATHER RECORDS USING THE HISTORICAL WEATHER DASHBOARD Visual Crossing’s Historical Weather Dashboard is a giant leap for anyone needing past weather data, allowing anyone access to a deep history of weather records around them. The data is presented in dashboard form to give you the most optimal weather data consumption available in the business world …

How We Process the NOAA Integrated Surface Database Historical Weather Data

How We Process the NOAA Integrated Surface Database Historical Weather Data

We use a lot of sources for our weather data. One of the richest sources of historical weather data is the Integrated Surface Database (ISD) from NOAA. The amount of data available is impressive. Hourly or sub-hourly weather records for 1000s of weather stations that are, in some cases, over 100 years old. However obtaining and manipulating …

Using Microsoft Excel to Analyze Gardening Weather – Part 3, Growing Degree Days

Create a Growing Degree Days Calculator in Microsoft Excel

PART 3 – CREATE A GROWING DEGREE DAYS CALCULATOR USING HISTORICAL AND FORECAST WEATHER DATA Download the free Degree Day Excel workbook (no add-in required) Learn more In our previous gardening weather blog, we have learned how to use Microsoft Excel to analyze the historical and forecast weather data of a location. We can now identify the …

Precipitation coverage is the most important weather metric you don’t know

Precipitation coverage is the most important weather metric you don't know

Precipitation Coverage is a metric commonly encountered in weather data yet its meaning is often misunderstood. In this post I will discuss the differences and similarities between Precipitation and Precipitation Coverage, and how to gain significant additional value from using Precipitation Coverage in your own analysis. Precipitation Before discussing Precipitation Coverage, it is important to …

Using Microsoft Excel to Analyze Gardening Weather and Climate – Part 2

CREATING AN MICROSOFT EXCEL GARDENING WEATHER FORECAST

PART 2 – CREATING AN MICROSOFT EXCEL GARDENING WEATHER FORECAST In our previous gardening weather blog, we set up a Microsoft Excel workbook that displays a summary of the historical weather information for a location targeted towards the gardener. With the historical Excel workbook, we can understand the climate that they can expect for a particular …

Does weather affect the results of the London Marathon?

Does weather affect the results of the London Marathon?

t’s late April and for runners that means it’s time for the London Marathon. Can weather change the race? In this blog we investigate how London Marathon finishing times vary with the weather. Were previous marathons affected by weather? First, let’s take a look at the previous results and if they were affected by weather. Here …