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About Me: My grandparents were born in the Indian Territory / Oklahoma. My parents were born in Oklahoma, as was I, my wife, my children and my grandchildren. I was an irresponsbile teenager (it was the 60's, what can I say?) but managed to mature a little. I attend the University of Oklahoma and got a BA in History and went to work for a Fortune 500 company where I was unhappy. Eventually, I went back to OU for my MBA and PhD in MIS (ABD). I became a contract programmer because I programmed much better than I published. I also became a VAR for a firm selling accounting software written in a computer language called dBase that was designed for the Intel 8088 processor. I stayed firmly seated at the grindstone and in the first years of the new millenium I decided I needed a change. I figured that if I was ever going to to do all those things I said that I wanted to do, I'd better get going. In 2005 I sold my house and business and went to truck driving school. I now drive a Big Rig - mine - and I try not to work more than 6 months a year. I make an effort to spend at least 3 months a year outside of the U.S. I'm married. My wife and I have 6 kids and 9 grandchildren. Maybe that's why I like to travel so much.

Postscript: In December, 2010 I hung up my Driver's cap for good. The road had taken its' toll. I was no longer willing to drive 180 days a year, regardless of the money and the ability to work when I wanted. I had seen America. I was tired of being gone from home for 9 months a year. I needed a rest. In 2011 I sold my truck and trailer and was unemployed for the year. However, I wasn't inactive. I traveled overseas to Asia and South America for several months. In the fall I enrolled in an online course to to become certified in Oracle, the world's preeminent database. I want to go back to work sometime in the near future as a software developer or administrator. Even though I programmed for 20+ years, my skills are dated. Fortunately, I have a little flexibility as to my future.

RollingOkie OKC, Jan 1, 2012

Weather Data

The data that is provided is in the form of temperature averages per month - maximum, minimum and average temperature. The preciptitation per month is also provided as well as the number of days where the precipitation is measureable. Sunlight hours - hours of sunlight a day - is listed along with the average relative humidity, the average wind speed for the month and the average number of days with frost. The goal of providing this weather data is to assist in deciding where-to-go-when. I'm a fair-weather traveler. I like to look for places to visit at certain times of the year. My goal was to provide myself, and you, with a searchable database to aid vacation planning.
There are several types of searches that can be done.

Search By City

Click on one of the letters below to bring up a list of cities that start with that letter. You can then click on one to bring up the weather data for that city.

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Search By Temperature Range

Want to know all of the cities in the database that have temperature ranges between one temperture and another? For instance, you can click [HERE] to bring up a list of all cities that have an average minimum of 65 degrees or more along with an average high of 80 degrees or less. That's pretty good weather for a tourist. Clicking on the search for this option allows a user to put in their own values for low and high averages.

Search By Precipitation Levels

Do you know when you will have some vacation time? Do you know what region of the world you would like to see? Want to know all of the cities in the database that have a lot of rainfall? Or, are you like me and want to know where to go in SE Asia to avoid the monsoons? Maybe you're looking for a little time in the desert. This option allows you t search be precipitation levels. Note: The above two options also allow you to pick a month and one of the following regions: Africa, Asia, Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Central America, Europe & Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Middle East, North America, Pacific Ocean or South America. this will help you narrow down the search for that elusive perfect vacation spot.

The Best Weather Web Sites

Want look at some weather web sites and do a little research? I've lsited a few of them here for your pleasure and enjoyment along with links to what I consider to be their best features.