Rainstorm survey: would you use a historical rainfall tool?
I'm an engineer with 6 years of experience in collection systems and wet-weather modeling. I've worked a lot with rainfall data. But I've realized that, while seeing the rain forecast tomorrow is as easy as a swipe on my phone, if I want to see how much rain fell yesterday, especially given that rain totals can vary so much across even a mile or less, I'm mostly out of luck. (Even though forecasting future weather requires complicated weather models and supercomputers! Measuring rainfall that's already happened is the far easier problem.)
No tool currently exists that meets my need to quickly look up 5-minute rainfall for any city block for any time over the past several years. And for years now I've noticed that I'm not the only one. Others seem to need this, too. So I'm thinking about building it myself.
I'm conducting a survey to gauge how much interest there is in such a tool. I want to make it as widely accessible and inexpensive as possible, but the project also needs to be financially viable for me to take it on. I also want valuable input from future users on what would features would be most important to include.
*If this sounds like something you might use, would you please take 4 minutes to fill out this quick survey?*