Automated Data Plotter

This application dynamically generates many types of graphs. These graphs are derived from processing of various data sources done by the IEM. Please feel free to use these generated graphics in whatever way you wish. Reset App. The IEM Explorer application offers a simplified frontend to some of these autoplots.


First, select a chart type::


Second, select specific chart options::

Geographical extent to plot:
From Date (ignore year):
(YYYY/mm/dd)
To Date (ignore year):
(YYYY/mm/dd)
Which metric to plot?
Color Ramp:
  Reverse Colormap?
Image Pixel Size @100 DPI
Image Resolution (DPI) (50 to 500)
Select Output Format:

Plot Description:

This autoplot intends to show the spatial distribution of the change in temperature or precipitation climatology over a given period of days. The climatology is based on the 1991-2020 period from NCEI.

Based on a sampling of recent timings for this application, plot generation time has averaged 6 seconds. Hold on for the plot is generating now!


View Data (as csv)   Download as Excel  
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IEM Daily Features using this plot

The IEM Daily Features found on this website often utilize plots found on this application. Here is a listing of features referencing this plot type.