Understanding and optimizing the Visual Crossing Weather Pay-as-you-go plan

The Visual Crossing Weather Pay-as-you-go plan (also known as the Metered plan) is one of the easiest-to-use and the most cost-effective weather data plans available today. It is designed to meet the needs of many different types of weather data users and also be a great way for new users to get started using weather …

How to download the weather forecast for all US Zip codes

US ZIP Codes act just like postal codes in other countries – they provide an easy and structured way to locate an address within a city and state. They are easy to remember and provide a reasonably precise geographical location. This makes them valuable for businesses and other organizations that want to collect information about …

How are weather metrics calculated over various time periods in different weather queries?

While it may seem like an easily-answered question, sometimes it is not completely obvious what exact time periods are covered by a given weather query and how the weather metrics are calculated. The fact is that the traditional standards and customs of weather reporting make up a standard that although logical may not always appear …

How do I create daily statistics for historical weather summaries and climate reports?

When you create a simple historical summary, the weather variables are summarized by their default aggregation method for all time periods in question. For example, the maximum temperature is the maximum temperature for all the selected time intervals. Precipitation is the mean across the same time time intervals.  In many cases, we don’t want the …

How to I properly cite or attribute the weather data in my project to Visual Crossing Weather?

First things first, thank you for choosing Visual Crossing Weather as the weather data provider for your project. We’re glad that you found the weather data that you need with us. Now that your project is ready for a big reveal, you need to know how to properly attribute Visual Crossing Weather as the source …

Weather Alerts

In addition to basic weather forecast information, we also support retrieving weather alerts for many locations. Weather alerts are alerts, warnings and other high priority information issued by local weather organizations that indicate severe weather or other weather conditions of note that the population should take action on or be aware of. Weather alerts are …

Weather data sources and attribution

This document describes the sources of the data used within Visual Crossing Weather Data Weather Forecast Information We combine multiple weather forecast models to create our 16 day weather forecast. When combining the models and forecast. Weather Forecast Sources National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) : The National Digital Forecast Database provided by NOAA ICON:  icosahedral …