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16 CHAPTER 1 Weather Analysis: TheTools of theTrade 9 8 7 6 O I 5 I 4 LL 3 2 1 I I I in i ii ii 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 61 63 65 67 69 Maximum Temperature (°F) This histogram, or frequency distribution, shows the number of times that a particular daily maximum (high) temperature has been observed on January 8 in Philadelphia, PA, during the period 1874 to 2008. The "normal," or average high, on this date, is 39°F. FIGURE 1.9 give pause before you forecast a high (or low) tempera- ture that's, say, 25°F above (or below) the average high for the date. Not that such large departures from climatology are impossible. They're just not a common occurrence. Starting the forecasting process for temperature with climatology tends to work better in summer than in win- ter. That's because during summer, the relatively high
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