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Offline WeatherHost

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Daily Average Temperatures
« on: March 28, 2018, 05:33:22 AM »
They really need to do that differently.

We were between 56 and 58 almost all day yesterday.  Only 5 of the hourly observations recorded were 60 or above.  One was recorded at 70 and the official high was recorded at 71 which apparently was only for a few minutes since the next hour dropped back to 59.  Yet the official high and low were 71 and 55 for an average of 63 or 11 above normal.  One of the hourly observations was 63 and only 4 out of 24 were above that.

Also, I never saw above 65 on my console, about 40 air miles from the NWS Office.  The front stalled between us.

By all common sense, our average daily temperature was more like 57 or 58.

This is a big part of how 'normals' are getting skewed over time.

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Re: Daily Average Temperatures
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 05:42:35 AM »
The 24 hourly observations total 1425, then divided by 24 equals 59.38

That's still above the 'normal' for the day which is 52, but only 7 degrees, not 11.





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