How to load weather data using Google’s Go language

Google Go, also referred to as Golang, is an open-source programming language developed by Google.  Launched in 2009, Go was designed with a focus on simplicity, efficiency, and readability.  It especially excels in building networked and distributed systems and is particularly known for its fast compilation speed.  With a growing community and support from major …

Using the Timeline Weather API with multiple locations in the same request

The Timeline Weather API permits a single location for each API request. In some situations, it is convenient to submit multiple locations in the same request rather than as separate API calls. This article describes how to use the Multiple Timeline Weather API endpoint to request weather data for multiple locations in the same call. …

What is the difference between rain, sleet, snow and ice precipitation types?

The weather data returned by the Visual Crossing Weather API and Data Query Builder includes both the amount of precipitation and also the type of precipitation that occurred or is forecast to occur. In this article, we discuss the exact difference between the possible precipitation types that you may encounter. Where to find the precipitation …

How to retrieve the Visual Crossing API Query String when using the Web Query Builder interface

For trouble shooting purposes it is often helpful and sometimes needed to have the exact query string at hand, which is send to Visual Crossing when using the Graphical User Interface of the Web Query Builder. This helps, amongst others, with identifying connectivity problems or interface compatibilities. Moreover it is needed by our data quality …

How to query weather forecasts from the past – Historical Forecasts

Analyzing historical weather forecast data is an important facet for many weather data users beyond standard forecasts and historical observations. Historical forecasts are often more important for business analysis than traditional historical observation data because customers in many cases base their decisions on future forecast and not the actual weather on a given day. Consider …