Morning at Emerald Lake

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Emerald Lake is located near East Dorset in southern Vermont. The mighty squirrel hunter and I made a very cold camp the previous night in these hills, interrupted by a skunk (thankfully escaped without spray) while staying warm by a roaring fire. We walked along the lakeshore this morning to warm in the sun and caught this amazing view. The benefit of such a cold night was an absence of humidity in the air, providing […]


Free Data Sets for Analytic and Forecasting Efforts

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I’ve updated my list of free data sets that I’ve found useful in analysis. The links should take you directly to, or as close as possible to the actual data set required. Climate & Weather Data Historical Climate Data United States Historical Climatology Network The daily data include observations of maximum and minimum temperature, precipitation amount, snowfall amount, and snow depth. Monthly data include mean, maximum, and minimum temperature and total precipitation. Records for most […]