How to find and use sub-hourly historical weather data

While many weather data projects are well served with hourly historical weather records, some have the need for historical weather reports as close as possible down to an exact minute. If your project needs this extra level of finely-detailed data, you already know that it can be difficult and expensive to obtain. Luckily, Visual Crossing …

How can I use weather to verify insurance claims?

Storm Damage

Insurance professionals are often called upon to verify insurance claims to see if they make sense given the surrounding circumstances. Frequently those claims involve questions relating to weather.  For example, the claimant may report that a heavy storm toppled a tree onto a shed.  Did a storm with destructive winds likely come through the claimant’s …

Multi-site Weather Forecast Workbook for Excel

Multi-Site Forecast Workbook

The Visual Crossing Weather Data Service enables users anywhere to load weather data into Excel, Google Sheets, Relational Databases, Business Intelligence Tools and more. We recently released a downloadable Weather Workbook that allows users to query weather data directly into Excel. In this blog we will show you the Multi-Site Forecast Workbook which is a …

How to Import Weather Forecast Data and Historical Weather Data into a MySQL Database

In this article, we are going to import weather data into a MySQL database. In addition to setting up the database tables, we will demonstrate techniques to import both historical weather data and weather forecast data. We will include the ways to retrieve the weather data and how to set up a script so the …

How to Find Weather Data for your Next Data Science Project

The use of weather data in data science is hugely varied and there are applications in all applied verticals. However at the heart of all data science projects are accurate, trustworthy weather datasets. In this article, we’ll explain the types of weather data available for data science, how to get them, how to make sure …