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U.S. Weather History

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

Code

Code file Description
wunderground_scraper.py Downloades 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

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