A right to Canadian passage is being able to complain about the snow winter after winter. It's also customary to confidently announce to anyone who will listen that "this is the most snow we've had in a long time". But how short our memories are. Slightly annoyed with the rash claims made by friends and neighbors, I again turned to data viz.
Environment Canada does a great job at keeping detailed weather files from most Canadian cities. Unfortunately the level of detail and measurements documented vary by polling station. I had plans of expanding my analysis across Canada but it was time consuming to find formats that would cooperate.
I also doubt the accuracy of some of the reporting. Especially as I was tracking this live and comparing to my front lawn. But I'm sure there is some system in place.
The biggest challenge with this piece was creating a static way to show 12 years of data. I'm into making tool agnostic reports lately that can be widely consumed. It's a learning curve but it's a good direction to head. The balance of putting not too much nor too little information is tricky.
But, with that said, no tableau link for this one as I got to all fit in a nice Jpeg. Here is a look at 12 years of Fredericton Winters.