All about the weather

So, I started a theme yesterday with the Climate. Let’s move on to Weather.

There are many, many weather apps out there. They’ll check in to some weather station locally and give you the current weather status and perhaps a forecast by hour or by day.

Sort of like this…

But, if you want more, where do you turn?

It wasn’t immediately obvious to me but once I found out that Wolfram Alpha does weather, I was hooked. I was of the mindset that it was this fabulous mathematics application and had kind of pin holed it in my mind that way.

But when you think about it, what’s more mathematical and statistical than the weather? So much data and visualization awaits you. Just for to Wolfram Alpha and ask it about the “weather in <your town or destination goes here>”

And then sit back and prepare to scroll and learn more about the weather than you thought you ever might in one spot.

Look at that spike in precipitation on Sunday afternoon. It just absolutely poured here.

That’s just the start. Have you ever wondered just where those weather stations are located? Wolfram Alpha has you covered there. Also fun are the suggested related searches at the bottom of the screen.

And more. Data, visualization, graphics, analysis, …

Gone are the days when you call the dog in and see if he’s wet.

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