Sunday, August 16, 2020

Research Tidbits


I’ve heard of writerly advice that basically says, “Put some weather in your story.” If that is something you would like to do, and you wish to be totally accurate I have a solution: Weather Underground. There are other weather web sites that allow for searches for historical information, but

is where I go first.


The search results I’ve shown above are for one of my scenes. It is easy to enter date and location information for one’s specific needs. I think it’s a valuable tool no matter how you use it.


Go to:

Find Historical Weather under the “More” heading at the top of the home page.


Sunny days. Rainy days. Sunrise or sunset. It’s a way to add another dimension to your writing.


Or go to:

I’ve used this one for Moonrise/Moonset times and Moon phases. The site has an easy to navigate home page.


  1. I found it was unusually cold the day I was born. Maybe that's why I like hot weather!