Energy elements in the Timeline Weather API

The Timeline Weather API includes elements that are designed for use by the solar and wind energy industries. These weather elements include measurements of the solar radiation at the earth’s surface and wind speeds and directions. The elements on this page are available only to certain subscription levels. For more information, please see our pricing …

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 Conditions

The Weather APIs include a ‘conditions’ field which represents a summary of the key weather features for a particular weather record (be it daily, hourly or subhourly record). How is the condition field calculated? The weather conditions field is created by examining the weather that will be or was experienced during that weather record. If …

Severe Convection Weather in the Midwest United States

Severe Convection Weather in the Midwest

Convective storms, and their products, thunder, lightning, heavy rains, hail, and tornadoes cause up to $17 billion dollars of damage each year in the United States. The factors influencing this figure include damage to property, deaths and injuries sustained. In addition, these storms cause disruption in farming and industrial activities. With the frequency of severe …

How to include sunrise, sunset, moon phase, moonrise and moonset data into your API requests

In addition to providing historical weather observations and weather forecast data, the Weather API also provides astronomical information. This astronomical information includes sunset, sunrise and moon phase data. Why is astronomical information useful? Sunset, sunrise and moon information goes hand-in-hand with weather data in many use cases. The information can help answer some basic questions: …

Does weather affect the results of the London Marathon?

Does weather affect the results of the London Marathon?

Every year runners descend on London, England for the annual London Marathon. Can weather change the race? In this blog we investigate whether London Marathon finishing times vary with the weather. Were previous marathons affected by weather? First, let’s take a look at the previous results and if they were affected by weather. Here I …

How to replace the Dark Sky API using the Visual Crossing Weather API

With the Dark Sky API shutting down in a few months, now is the ideal time to convert your weather application to use a more stable provider. The Visual Crossing Timeline Weather API provides the direct replacement that you need to minimize your conversion effort and ensure that you data costs remain stable. Both the …