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When severe weather is about to hit your local area, using mapping tools like CartoDB to create visualisations can help highlight the areas most likely to be affected.

A well thought out map can pack a lot of information into a single illustration, allowing your readers to understand the weather risks in their area at a glance.

Inspired by coverage of Winter Storm Jonas in the United States, the folk at Storybench put together this step-by-step guide to creating a weather map with CartoDB.

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