29 August 2009

Wolfram|Alpha does historic weather

I recall as a kid holding my brother when he was one day old. Perhaps as a future meteorologist it's significant that something else has seemed to stay in my mind about the occasion -- looking out of the window I could see snow on the roof of the house on the opposite side of the road.

Wolfram|Alpha now gives access to historic weather information so I've been able to test my memory. It turns out snow did fall on the afternoon of his birth and the next morning.

Find out how to use this search capability, which I've tested and seems to work for Canada, the UK and the US, at the Wolfram|Alpha blog. You may not have much luck for dates before the mid-1930s depending on location.

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