How to load weather data into a Juypter Notebook

This article describes how to create a new Jupyter notebook that retrieves weather data from the Visual Crossing Weather API. The example uses Python as development language but you can choose any language that Jupyter supports including C++ and R. JupyterLab is used to create the notebook. JupyterLab is a web-based interactive development environment for …

Weather Data Documentation

The Visual Crossing Weather Data platform provides the ability to easily access weather data sets including weather forecast data, weather history data and historical weather summary data. The data is available for download through the Weather Data Query Page and the Timeline Weather API. Core weather columns These columns are common to most weather data sets unless disabled. …

Using the time period parameter to specify dynamic dates for Weather API requests

Often when requesting weather data via the weather API we wish to request data for a fixed period based on the current data. For example, request the data for yesterday, today or the next seven days. The time period parameter of the weather API allows you to easily request data for dynamic time periods. Example …

How to find historical weather for maritime, sea and ocean locations

Maritime weather data covering many of the world’s oceans and seas is available in Visual Crossing Weather Data Services for viewing, downloading and accessing via the Weather API. This article discusses the available data and the weather elements unique to maritime data. Available maritime weather data Maritime weather data in Visual Crossing Weather is sourced …

What is the difference between temperature, heat index, wind chill, feels like temperature, apparent temperature and RealFeel Temperature?

When watching a typical weather forecast, the TV meteorologist will often refer types of temperatures. In addition to simply stating the temperature, they will refer to other metrics such as the heat index, wind chill, feels like or RealFeel temperature. What is the difference between these values and why do we have them? Why make …

Getting Started With Logistics and Delivery Weather

Many businesses ship weather-sensitive products such as wine, food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals. Shipment Weather uses worldwide weather forecast data to verify that the weather at the shipping destination is within provided parameters that will not damage the items being shipped.  Users can plan shipments that reduce product spoilage and increase customer satisfaction. The tool helps …

How to use historical weather data to forecast the weather for any day of the year.

When we need to know what will happen with the weather in the next couple of weeks, we can turn to the traditional weather forecast. The standard weather forecasts are based around computer models that simulate what will happen with the weather over the next few weeks.  But what happens when you aren’t interested in the next …