About The Weather Scout
- Why does this site exist?
Historical weather data is plentiful especially in the United States but most of it is difficult to access. This challenging access prevents data exploration and makes trip planning difficult.
- Who made this site?
My name is Trevor Nederlof. I happen to love backpacking, data science and web development. Finding the likely weather for a new location was always a challenge so this site was born. This helps me plan trips better and I hope it will be helpful for you as well.
- Where did the data come from?
Every ten years NOAA creates an incredible climate data set based on the past 30 years of historical data (NOAA site for more details). This study provides historical data on temperature, wind, precipitation and more.
Citation: Anthony Arguez, Imke Durre, Scott Applequist, Mike Squires, Russell Vose, Xungang Yin, and Rocky Bilotta (2010). NOAA's U.S. Climate Normals (1981-2010). Temperature data. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. DOI:10.7289/V5PN93JP May 3, 2020.
- What does this site do?
We combine detailed historical weather data with a powerful interactive map and location search tool. This tool provides an easy to use method of historical weather exploration all over the United States.
- How can I use this site?
On the Explore Weather tab you can either click on the map or enter in the search field to select a location, the estimated temperature ranges for each day will be displayed. This is useful when planning a trip to a new place so you know what gear to bring.
- Where can I submit a bug or a feature request?
I would greatly appreciate bug reports as it will improve the experience of future users. Feature requests will go into a queue and hopefully be implemented but no promises as this is a hobby of mine.