Flint sentinel tests -- animated!

Motivation Flint maps (from winter 2016) Sentinel tests Animations Motivation The tweenr R package looks really cool! I want 1) to try it, 2) to revisit some old interests that never made it to the blog, and 3) to keep one foot in the water sector, despite some uncertainty as to its part in my professional future. Early in 2016 I was playing around with Flint, Michigan lead data and wanted to see what trends I could pick out spatially.

Yes this year has been cold (around here)

Investigations Geting meta with ranks and order stats. But climate change! It’s become part of my daily ritual to check the updated extended forecast in hopes of seeing of bona fide warm spell on the horizon. And each day my hopes are dashed–30s, some 40s, and now finally some low 50s–but no real birds-a-chirpin’ spring weather. As a son of the Lake Superior shoreline I’m somewhat ashamed to admit my impatience with the relatively mild New England winter, but this one just feels relentless.