# Weather Journal Assignment –Summer

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Using the data that you collected over the course of the term, please answer the following questions in detail.

1. [Four parts, each worth .5 points]

A) What are the climatological average maximum and minimum temperatures for your city during the period you were keeping the journal (standard 1981-2010)?

B) What was the actual average maximum and minimum temperatures for the time period you were keeping your journal?

C) Were these warmer or cold than the long term averages? By how much?

D) Please provide a chart depicting maximum and minimum temperature across the term as well as the temperature anomalies.

• [Four parts, each worth .5 points]
• What is the climatological average amount of precipitation over the time period that you kept the journal (standard 1981-2010)?
• How much precipitation actually fell during the time period that you kept the journal?
• Was this more or less precipitation than the climatological average? By how much?
• Please provide a chart depicting precipitation across the term.
•  [Two parts, each worth .5 points]
• What was the strongest wind speed recorded during the term?

B) Provide a hypothesis for the cause of the strong wind speed event based on the types of weather and other observations that occurred that day. Write down a short justification.

• Name two types of severe weather that can affect your city. Do either of these severe weather phenomena typically occur during the summer? [2 Point]
• [4 parts worth 0.5 points each]
• Did you observe any severe weather events over the course of the term?
• Were these events consistent with the climate of your city, or were they highly unusual? What is the most common type of summer severe weather for your city’s climate?
• If you did not observe any notable events, why do you think there weren’t any? If you did, you can put “N/A” here.
• What is the population of your city? Is it bigger or smaller than Portland? [1 point]