Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pathetic NWS Graphic

I'm in a grumpy mood for a variety of reasons today, so when I just saw the above graphic from NWS Tucson it really rubbed me the wrong way. Why? There is a freeze warning for portions of southeast Arizona, BUT the beautiful color contours showing the NWS forecast for morning low temperatures have NO LEGEND. Thus, it is not easily apparent as to exactly where the NWS is forecasting temperatures of 32 F or colder. Sorry, but this kind of graphic just does not pass muster.

Even worse - the current grid point forecast for the airport low is 48 F while the graphic above forecasts 45 F - just more problems with internal consistency. Grrrrrrrrr.

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha! Maps without legends, plans without graphic scales and north arrows, all forget how to be user-friendly. No wonder iPhone and other smart phones and various software is all so inconsistent in the interface.

    I saw the same thing for west TX. It's going to be a cold one, but I think I'll escape thanks to continued cloud cover and moisture swirling in from the N. Poor ABQ is really getting whacked, as even 1" is rough there let alone how odd 2 days of this is in April, let alone when it's almost May. Glad to be here!