NikeFuel Weather Activity
Back in 2013, we connected daily NikeFuel to localized weather data to see how temperature, rain, and snow impacted physical activity patterns around the U.S.
Play with the interactive map below to see how movement changes when the weather rolls in.
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Getting Cold Feet
Across the country, the U.S. is least active when it’s below freezing, earning on average 6.5% less NikeFuel a day (2993)
From coast to coast, activity is most negatively affected by freezing temperatures. California, Vermont, and Minnesota handle sub-30° temperatures better than the rest of the country, yet they’re still performing below their daily overall average.
North vs. South
With colder temperatures, the U.S. performs 4.6% below average, earning 3053NikeFuel a day
At temperatures just above freezing, the Midwest and New England begin waking up; they fare better in the cold than the typically warmer South. In the 30s southern Gulf States earn 6.7% less NikeFuel than the U.S. daily average.
It’s time for a warm-up
At 3135, or 2.1% below average daily NikeFuel, the U.S. waits for warmer temperatures before reaching normal activity levels
The 40s are warm enough for New England to get moving, while in the Southwest it still feels like winter. California, Nevada, and Arizona earn 4.1% below their regional daily average NikeFuel.
The U.S. comes out of hibernation, earning just above average daily NikeFuel (3229)
At 50° the Northern Rockies and Plains are on the move, earning 5.2% above their regional average. Still not convinced of the warmth, southern states lie low in the 50s, hovering just around average daily NikeFuel.
The U.S. averages the most NikeFuel from 60–70°, reaching peak performance at 66° (3304)
After a harsh winter, the Midwest gets the most active in the 60s. In the more temperate south, states hover just above average NikeFuel.
Some Like it Hot
When it’s warm the U.S. amps up its average NikeFuel by 2.0% (3264)
The Pacific Northwest and the Dakotas perform especially well in warm temperatures, while New England’s Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island begin to fall from peak activity.
East Side vs. West Side
The U.S. hovers just above average daily NikeFuel when it’s over 80°, at 3218, and more than half of states dip below peak activity
Western Rocky Mountain states turn up their intensity in the heat, earning 6.5% more than their regional average NikeFuel per day. On the East Coast, NikeFuel hovers just around average.
Rain or Shine
The U.S. maintains average NikeFuel on rainy days (3201)
The dry Southwest struggles to get moving in the rain, while states in the Northern Rockies and Plains power through.
The U.S. earns 5.3% less NikeFuel on days when it snows (3032)
While the South slows down the most, even typical ski states earn below-average NikeFuel on days when it snows.
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