I don’t know whether you saw this post I did on my MathWorks blog, but I find the NOAA weather buoys pretty fascinating. You can look up a buoy and get all sorts of real-time data from it. It’s kind of neat for checking in on what the weather is doing in some interesting location. You can also get graphs of historical data.
I ran into an interesting graph today. It’s from Station 42058, which is 210 NM SSE of Kingston, Jamaica. As you may know, the weather has been a bit exciting there this week. Look at this graph:
That’s the eye of hurricane Matthew passing over the buoy. Isn’t that cool? Can you imagine what it would have been like to be there?