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us-weather-history/KMDW: 23

This table contains data and code behind the story What 12 Months Of Record-Setting Temperatures Looks Like Across The U.S..


Code file Description
wunderground_scraper.py Downloads weather data web pages from Weather Underground
wunderground_parser.py Parses the weather data from Weather Underground into a flat CSV file
visualize_weather.py Creates the visualization of the weather data


Column Description
date The date of the weather record, formatted YYYY-M-D
actual_mean_temp The measured average temperature for that day
actual_min_temp The measured minimum temperature for that day
actual_max_temp The measured maximum temperature for that day
average_min_temp The average minimum temperature on that day since 1880
average_max_temp The average maximum temperature on that day since 1880
record_min_temp The lowest ever temperature on that day since 1880
record_max_temp The highest ever temperature on that day since 1880
record_min_temp_year The year that the lowest ever temperature occurred
record_max_temp_year The year that the highest ever temperature occurred
actual_precipitation The measured amount of rain or snow for that day
average_precipitation The average amount of rain or snow on that day since 1880
record_precipitation The highest amount of rain or snow on that day since 1880

Source: Weather Underground

Data source: https://github.com/fivethirtyeight/data/blob/master/us-weather-history/KMDW.csv

This data as json

rowid date actual_mean_temp actual_min_temp actual_max_temp average_min_temp average_max_temp record_min_temp record_max_temp record_min_temp_year record_max_temp_year actual_precipitation average_precipitation record_precipitation
23 2014-7-23 70 64 76 68 84 51 109 1947 1934 0.0 0.14 2.31
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