According to the National Weather Service, 2015 will go down as one of the hottest years on record in Sacramento. How do recent years’ temperatures compare to those of 50 or 100 years ago? The interactive heat maps below represent over 123 years of Sacramento weather data; daily high temperatures, daily lower temperatures, and daily precipitation. These interactive data visualizations allow you to explore the temperatures and precipitation for almost every day over the last 123 years.
The interactive visualization of how the City of Sacramento’s budget flows and its accompanying animated video teaser below are both projects I created for the Code for Sacramento project Open Budget Sacramento. Explore how the City of Sacramento’s money flows from revenue sources to expenses in the interactive visualization below or open it in its own window.
With the ongoing California drought, an impending strong El Nino, and high hopes of a consequently wetter than average winter, I wanted to explore some alternatives to visually representing monthly rainfall totals in Sacramento since 1893.
The number of days in Sacramento with days at or above 90.0° F. has increased over the last 123 years. Explore the chart below to see how many days per month in a given year reported maximum temperatures higher than 90.0° F.
UPDATE: A prototype fully interactive version of the budget flow is now available here. On a warm Wednesday evening last month, I went to Hacker Lab along with 13 other programmers and data visualizers, to attend a meet up sponsored by Code for Sacramento, titled Hack the City Budget.
Monthly average temperatures for the month of June: 1893 – 2015 As part of an ongoing data visualization project I’m developing of Sacramento weather data using D3.js, I’m exploring year-year temperature changes for a given month of the year, for example, how average monthly maximum and minimum temperatures for the month of June have changed each year since 1893.
Driving to and from work every day is sad reality for most of the nation’s workforce. According to USA Today, the average commute in the US is 25.5 minutes each way, or a total of 51 minutes each day. To look at the Sacramento region’s commutes, the Sacramento Business Journal analyzed average commute times using Google Maps for 20 communities in the Sacramento region.