Until now, searching for information about a city’s climate led you to data recorded at weather stations and airports.
The problem is, not every neighborhood is near a weather station or airport – which means city-level data isn’t necessarily accurate everywhere in town.
Maponics Context™ Weather Scores solve that problem. Because weather is greatly affected by elevation, which side of a slope you’re on and proximity to the ocean or large bodies of water, weather can change dramatically within the space of a few miles.
Context Weather Scores is the first climate model that accurately reflects weather at all areas between weather stations.
When projected onto Maponics Neighborhood Boundaries, the Weather Scores database provides a reliable representation of temperature, cloud cover, wind and precipitation in a particular neighborhood.
Weather Analytics within Los Angeles
If you’re moving to Los Angeles, you probably want to know what the climate is like in the city. How hot does it get in the summer? How much rainfall in the winter?
But have you considered where in Los Angeles you’re going to live? It turns out those temperatures and precipitation levels can vary dramatically depending on which neighborhood you choose.
1. Average High Temperatures Across LA Neighborhoods
This heat map shows significant temperature differences across Los Angeles:
Whereas the average high temperature for Northridge is 92 to 95 in August, Manhattan Beach stays cool at 69 to 75 in the hottest month.
2. Mar Vista, Silver Lake and Bungalow Heaven
Another image drills down into high temps among three drastically different neighborhoods:
Clearly, if you want to know what you can expect for summer highs in LA, the neighborhood you choose makes all the difference. If you like it hot, head for Bungalow Heaven – or keep things cool in Mar Vista. Silver Lake provides a nice middle ground.
3. Precipitation Variances in LA
Precipitation varies widely as well, as this map shows:
Precipitation is only 3 to 3.5 inches of rain in the wettest month in some areas – but in others, it skyrockets to a range of 4.9 to 6.4.
Context Weather Scores – A Comprehensive Weather Database
Maponics engineers used geographically weighted regression to model climate throughout the United States at the level that matters most to consumers. Context Weather Scores can be projected onto Neighborhood Boundaries, School Boundaries, ZIP Code Boundaries, Subdivision Boundaries, Census Places and Census Minor Civil Divisions.
Weather Scores is the newest product to join the Context™ product family, the first-of-its-kind suite of lifestyle and behavioral analytics.