Hmmm. What do you think?
WeatherSpark is a cool place to see a super detailed weather forecast AND past weather data for any of over 4000 weather stations in the world.
Not only can you see an insanely detailed graph of the weather from the past few days and the forcast for the next few days in the Hamptons, but you can also see what the weather was like in Chongqing, China on a random day in the late 80s, or what the weather is like in Cairo right now, or what it was like at the nearest airport at the hour of your birth.
You can pan and zoom through all the historical weather data in a really neat way, and dragging your pointer along the hourly forecast is just awesome. There’s some glitchiness (it’s still in beta) but it’s pretty fun to nerd out with for awhile if you are trying to really explore a forcast or plan timing generally for a faraway trip.
Fun idea and well put together. But this is raw data culled from FTP servers. It includes errors which would normally fall victim to quality control procedures if you were to order data from NCDC. So while the historical data wouldn’t hold up in court or in an argument with any climate scientist/meteorologist worth his or her salt, it’s still a pretty cool diversion.