Developing A Plotting Method

Let's say that you have been given the information that at 10:00 am the temperature at Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) Airport (identifier = SEA) is 27 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind is from the northeast at 15 knots and it is snowing lightly.

Invent a method of placing this information on a map such that the circle marks the location of the weather station. A map showing the location of the weather stations before information is plotted on it is called a basemap. An example of such a map for our region is found here.

Here is a list of the abbreviations used for each listed weather station:

Hope, BC: YHE
Bellingham, WA: BLI
Whidbey Is, WA: NUW
Everett, WA: PAE
Tacoma, WA: TCM
Olympia, WA: OLM

Note: 1 "knot" means 1 nautical mile per hour and is about 1.15 miles per hour. A nautical mile is one-sixtieth (1/60) of a degree of latitude on a great circle. A nautical mile is used in aviation and marine navigation. A nautical mile is about 6076 feet.

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