My friend Bob, down in Florida, might be the smartest guy I know. Certainly, as far as math is concerned he is.
Bob is a professor at Florida State with a PhD from Penn State. He is also the proprietor of www.CoolWX.com. In meteorological parlance, WX is weather.
Last night Bob hit me on IM to look at an addition to his site: www.CoolWX.com/extreme.
I’m not sure how, but four times an hour he parses every station in the world that’s delivering weather data and then picks out the most extreme of the lot. Where is it hottest or coldest or windiest – right now!
I have been surprised at how few stations actually do report extreme weather, like heavy rain or blizzard conditions. And, I’m sure over time, there will be repeat observations from sites located in inhospitable spots, like Mt. Washington.
The site is still in development, but worth taking a look.