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Golden Software Celebrates National Beer Day

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Cheers Guys! Thanks for helping spread the word about one of my favorite days of the year. When I started National Beer Day in 200... Read More
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People really do love their beer! Thank you for getting this great day honored. ... Read More
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Can't tell if you guys are working hard or hardly working!
Thursday, 07 April 2016 23:19
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The Sunniest Areas in the U.S. Identified With MapViewer

As December ushers in snowy days and fewer daylight hours, I find I am grateful for every minute of sunshine I can get.  Even ten minutes outside in the sun can renew my energy for the remainder of the day.  I grew up in the Midwest where winters often consist of many grey snowy days and very few opportunities to enjoy the sun.  As a result, I find winters in Colorado much brighter and happier.

As the days got shorter and shorter before the winter solstice, I found myself wondering which areas in the U.S. receive the most sunshine each year.  I found some historical sunshine and cloud data online consisting of the total hours of sunshine each month at over 250 monitoring locations in the U.S collected between 1908 and 1992.   I used this data to calculate the average number of sunny days per year at each location and then plotted the results as a gradient map in MapViewer 8 GIS software.

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