You own a tour company that provides activities, such as surfing lessons, kayak tours, fishing…
You own a tour company that provides activities, such as surfing lessons, kayak tours, fishing lessons and outings, cooking lessons, and historical site tours, for vacationers in Oak Island, North Carolina. In addition, you want to develop more off-season activities for the colder months. You want to develop a flexible plan to change your offerings based on the day’s weather so your tour leaders can turn a surfing lesson into a cooking lesson or a lesson on identifying sea shells on a stormy day. You need to be aware of operating costs to avoid overstocking, especially on fish that would spoil if you have several days of excellent weather where your customers want to surf instead of learning how to cook local seafood. You track the daily weather, a quarter at a time. You want weather statistics to compare to your sales for the period to be able to see the weather correlation and fine-tune your product offering.
a. Open e09m2weatherdata, and then save it as e09m2weatherdata_LastnameFirstname.
b. Create a Web query using the WeatherUnderground Web page referenced in cell C2 in the Raw Data sheet. Within the New Web Query dialog box, enter the past three months for the date range, and then click Go. Select the Observations table (not the heading), and then import the data in cell A5 in the Raw Data sheet.
c. Scroll to the right side of the imported data, and then create a nested function that displays sunny for any day that does not have an event observation and echoes other events. Nest the IF statement in a function that displays the results in uppercase letters. After you copy the function down the column, delete functions on heading rows between months. Type Weather in cell V6, and then adjust the width for this column. Adjust column widths.
d. Display the Statistics sheet. In the range B4:D10, create functions to display the appropriate results for the number of days by event using data from the Raw Data sheet. Use the * wildcard to count multiple-event days respectively. For example, if the weather is RAIN, THUNDERSTORM, make sure the function counts that day for both Rain and Thunderstorm.
e. Insert functions to calculate the average temperatures and precipitation statistics in the range B11:D16. Use mixed cell references to enable efficient copying and slight editing of formulas as you copy them. Apply Comma Style with the appropriate number of decimal points to the results.
f. Use a formula that replaces the Month 1, Month 2, and Month 3 column labels in the Statistics worksheet with the name of the months in the Raw Data worksheet. Horizontally center the column labels.
g. Use the Raw Data worksheet to create three line charts—one per month—to plot the daily high, average, and low temperatures. Place each line chart on a separate sheet, and name the sheets appropriately, such as April Temps. Add an appropriate chart title to each chart.
h. Create a footer for all worksheets with your name on the left side, the sheet name code in the center, and the file name code on the right side.
i. Save and close the workbook, and submit based on your instructor’s directions.