Visualizing Weather Data

In my last post I talked about how Shiny can be used to create dynamic data exploration tools. I wanted to provide an example that didn't use maps, to show that these tools are great for displaying non-spatial data as well. Below is a graph showing annual temperature data, "normal temperature range" (as defined by a 95% confidence interval around the historical mean) and the total temperature range from 1995-2015. (Huge thanks to Brad Boehmke for his tutorial on creating these maps).

With Shiny, we can connect this graph with user input, so we can dynamically change the map to show different cities, different years and can even change styling features of the map like historical highs/lows in temperature.