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Old 04-21-2016, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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I am totally digging wikipedia's new weather box features, mean maximum and mean minimum.
Example: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego
Where was this data before it was on Wikipedia? Also they haven't added the data to every city yet, so I'm still waiting for Los Angeles' data.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Nice. It makes me wonder if this was always a possibility though. I'd add it for NYC/Long Island, but the last time I made edits to the climate section someone changed most of it back to the way it was, which was inaccurate.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I am totally digging wikipedia's new weather box features, mean maximum and mean minimum. Example: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego


Where was this data before it was on Wikipedia? .
Here. All locations are there.
But use this post to see map and better link to it.


Those are where the official data is. Being that anyone can edit Wikipedia, it's a joke. (Yes I know you have to provide a source). Unless you literally double back and check all Wiki's data to see if its legit (which I don't doubt at times) then use caution and use the official and legit source as I just linked to instead. It's really simple.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:19 PM
 
Location: United Nations
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I've noticed this days ago
I've always wanted to see this feature, because I've thought "How cold/hot does it get there?". Before that, I usually did (Average Low + Record Low)/2

I have to admit that it was pretty accurate most of the times, comparing to the current boxes.
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Esquel, Argentina
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I first saw this in Hong Kong's weatherbox like a month ago.

In WolframAlpha you can get the year values for mean maximum and mean minimum by searching "temperature in [location]" and selecting all instead of current week in the chart below:

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Old 04-21-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Originally Posted by Maxwell Senf View Post
I am totally digging wikipedia's new weather box features, mean maximum and mean minimum.
Example: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego
Where was this data before it was on Wikipedia? Also they haven't added the data to every city yet, so I'm still waiting for Los Angeles' data.

Atlanta has it. Their avg yearly min is 12F lol.
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Finland
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The feature is quite nice, but I don't think it will be common, as I believe that the data is quite hard to find outside the US.
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Trondheim, Norway - 63 N
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There are other features I miss.

Mean cloud cover should have been a feature. Overcast or clear skies does make a big difference in the high latitudes in winter. A substantial part of the short days will see the sun too low to register on a sun recorder - and there will be daylight or civil twilight before and after sunset for a much longer time if the skies are clear. Often with nice bluish light on the sky. So clear days will be a lot lighter.

In summer on warm days with high sun, clouds can be nice, even better than clear skies if it is warm anyway. This is mostly something I experience further south in Europe, in warmer summer climes than where I live.

And I would like the weather box to include mean snow cover (in cm and inch). Snow cover sure is something you notice and impacts almost any activity outside. How come this is still missing?
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Old 04-21-2016, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Joćo Pessoa,Brazil(The easternmost point of Americas)
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Atlanta has it. Their avg yearly min is 12F lol.
its the average annual minimum?

I want to make that for Southern Hemisphere places but our data is too scarce.
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Originally Posted by Cambium View Post
Here. All locations are there.
But use this post to see map and better link to it.


Those are where the official data is. Being that anyone can edit Wikipedia, it's a joke. (Yes I know you have to provide a source). Unless you literally double back and check all Wiki's data to see if its legit (which I don't doubt at times) then use caution and use the official and legit source as I just linked to instead. It's really simple.
Cool. I'm fiddling around there now. What year set do you think they're putting on wiki? 1981-2010?
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