Cross-country road trip at a constant 70 degrees

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Road trips are fun, but it can be hard to enjoy yourself when you end up in a place during its hottest or coldest day of the year. Wouldn’t it be nice to travel across the country and have nice weather every single day? This road trip is for you.

Using data from the National Center for Environmental Information and Environment Canada, climatologist Brian Brettschneider mapped a 13,000-plus mile road trip and scheduled so that the high temperature every day is 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The trip starts in Texas, meanders northeast, makes its way all the way up to Alaska, and then back down. It would take a little over five months.

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