Template talk:Washington, D.C. weatherbox

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Extreme Temperatures[edit]

Hi All,

The NOAA climate reference includes the extreme temperature calculations, even those record temperatures that have been broken recently. Considering that the Weather Channel source is not updated and the other source only applies to a single month, perhaps it's best to just leave the NOAA data as the only official data? Best, epicAdam(talk) 20:02, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Hopefully we won't need to perform any updates of monthly extremes for years. I personally oppose the inclusion of records for DC and Baltimore as you and I know that 10 F is already rare (except for perhaps fringe western suburbs), and 0 F is almost unheard of. GotR Talk 20:12, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Normals[edit]

Epicadam, I thought I was clear enough: Using NOAA Online Weather Data, select:

  1. Product: Daily/monthly normals
  2. Location: Washington Area (or Washington Reagan, VA)
  3. Variable: Max (or Min) Temperature

Or scroll to the bottom to find the 1981−2010 normal monthly means, i.e. 36.0 °F (confirming the 43.4/28.6 °F high/low), or the simplest of all. A nice tool for daily normals/extremes may be found here (monthly normals at bottom). As to why the "Normals" product is different from simple "Averages", read the first FAQ, in particular "In practice, however, much more goes into NCDC's Climate Normals product than simple 30-year averages. Procedures are put in place to deal with missing and suspect data values.". If no satisfactory refute is given within 24 hrs, I am reverting. 173.66.83.254 (talk) 16:38, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for the explanation. I see no problem with the change. But FYI, you may want to create a Wikipedia account. While it's not required, it helps build credibility for editors who have obvious expertise! Best, epicAdam(talk) 17:30, 2 January 2014 (UTC)