For this lab, you will analyze weather data for one city or region over a 50-year period. You will use Microsoft Excel to create a spreadsheet and graph. Note: If you do not have Microsoft Office, click here (Links to an external site.) to access OPEN OFFICE software. To learn how to use Microsoft Excel, click here (Links to an external site.) or here (Links to an external site.).
Using the following website, select a city or region. http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series (Links to an external site.)
Using the spreadsheet linked in Module 6, record the high annual temperatures, low annual temperatures, and the annual precipitation since 1965.
Determine the average for the 50-year period (see instruction attachment for help) for each variable.
Determine the difference from the 50-year average for each year.
Create a graph for the difference.
In a Word document, explain your assessment of the differences from 1965 to 2015 for each of the three variables.