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Long-Term Average Graphs
By opening the “Add customized data to graph” tool section,
you can pull data from any of the 64 different weather data
sets and plot that over the calendar year. With simple clicks,
you can customize graph lines with an endless choice of
colors, add color fill under any graph line, bold lines, and/or
Data selection and customization is so fast and displayed
so quickly you can experiment away. Keep the lines you
want, delete the ones you don’t. Oops, did you delete a line
you really wanted? No problem, you can generate it again
Included data cover the years from 2003 to 2013. Any year’s
data can be compared to the 2003-2012 ten-year average or
made into a deviation from this ten-year average.
Volume 4 — Issue 7 — July 2013
OKLAHOMA WEATHER CAN ARRIVE fast and furious.
In those moments we are riveted by current conditions, but
how can we get a weather depiction over time? How do we
compare today with what has happened in the past? A new
Oklahoma Mesonet tool does just that.
With the new Mesonet graphing tool, you can turn Oklahoma
weather data into colorful graphs in seconds. It is easy to
chart the incredible variation in Oklahoma’s weather, the
difference in weather patterns, the change in recent years,
and the extremes between years.
This new, customizable graphing tool is the “Mesonet Long-
Term Averages - Graphs” located under “Weather” in “Past
Data & Files” on the Mesonet website. Teachers, farmers,
and business analysts can quickly generate graphs of
weather data. Graphs can be exported for presentations,
print or email.
–by Al Sutherland