Blizzard of 2015 visualizations and news apps

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Today’s storm coincides with a flurry of related visualizations and news apps. Here are a few that caught our eye.


WNYC‘s Data News team was quick to provide embeddable radar, transit trackers and traffic maps.



The New York Times built a dashboard to track the status of airports, trains, and schools in the NYC area.



Chris Whong built a timelapse map on CartoDB of snow plows traveling around New York City last night.



The Boston Globe built a static map of snow accumulation.

map and visualize global weather conditions. The wind data are updated every three hours. The tech is open-source.



Smithsonian published a map tracking geo-tagged social media updates related to the storm.




Bloomberg Businessweek compiled flight delay and cancellation data.




The Guardian posted a collage of live camera feeds from U.S. East Coast cities.


Storybench’s editor is Aleszu Bajak, a science journalist and former Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. He is an alum of Science Friday, the founder of, and is passionate about breaking down the divide between journalists, developers and designers.

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