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I'm blogging an obsession I have with "perfect" weather. It uses Max temperatures, winds, cloud cover, chance of rain, and heat index/wind chill to produce what I think is perfect weather.
http://myperfectweather.wordpress.com/
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Interesting.
(My map would look a bit different. :) )
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Yeah, looking at the Carolinas and the Mississippi Valley makes me wonder if humidity was any consideration.

It occurs to me that this would be a perfect opportunity to use a bivariate color scheme. So on one axis you could have rainy to sunny, and on the other axis degree-days of variability from 72º.
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Yeah, looking at the Carolinas and the Mississippi Valley makes me wonder if humidity was any consideration.

It occurs to me that this would be a perfect opportunity to use a bivariate color scheme. So on one axis you could have rainy to sunny, and on the other axis degree-days of variability from 72º.


The model does capture humidity levels in the form of apparent temperature. In my opinion, the heat index should be in a similar range as the actual temperature.

An interesting idea to do a bivariate color scheme. This way is just very simple, good/bad, incorporating all the important elements.




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