How do I retrieve weather data using an ODATA request?

This article describes how to retrieve weather data such as weather forecast, historical weather observations and historical climate summaries using an ODATA based request. What is ODATA and when should I use it? According to odata.org: OData (Open Data Protocol) is an ISO/IEC approved, OASIS standard that defines a set of best practices for building and consuming RESTful APIs. …

Weather API JSON result structure

This articles describes the JSON structure returned from the weather API. This same structure is returned for both weather forecast and weather history requests. Basic structure The following represents the top level structure of the Weather Data JSON: { “locations” : { “Miami,FL” : { “stationContributions” : null, “values” : […],  “id” : “Miami,FL”, “address” …

How to Load Weather Data into Microsoft Excel using a Web Query Data Connection

One of the powerful features of the Visual Crossing Weather Service is the ability to query data via a Web Service or URL.  This ability isn’t only limited to coders but rather can be utilized to import data into most Business Intelligence Systems including Excel.   When you include your data into Excel, you can refresh …

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 Download page and is also available through the Weather Data API. This document explains the weather data variables that are available for the …