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Travelers of both the armchair and in-person varieties, as well as weather enthusiasts, may appreciate Weather Spark, a wonderful website that offers detailed summaries of "the typical weather anywhere on Earth." From the home page, readers are invited to enter a location in the search bar or to choose among major cities such as Hong Kong and Chicago, and they can also search via an interactive map or view a randomly selected place. Each location in Weather Spark's database has a vast amount of information concisely presented through colorful graphics and text descriptions, including average temperatures, humidity, solar energy, and much more, with reports available for a yearly, monthly, or daily timeframe. Visitors can also compare the average weather for multiple locations simultaneously. Made with a global user base in mind, Weather Spark allows visitors to display temperatures in Fahrenheit or Celsius and can be viewed in eight languages in addition to English. The reports provided here are primarily "based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016," and links to their other data sources are included. Weather Spark is the creation of Cedar Lake Ventures, a small company based in the Minneapolis area.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-09-13
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2019/0913

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