How can I use weather to verify insurance claims?

Storm Damage

Insurance professionals are often called upon to verify insurance claims to see if they make sense given the surrounding circumstances. Frequently those claims involve questions relating to weather.  For example, the claimant may report that a heavy storm toppled a tree onto a shed.  Did a storm with destructive winds likely come through the claimant’s …

Automate recent weather history data retrieval using Microsoft Power Query

In our previous articles about integrating Weather History data into Power BI and Microsoft Excel, we have used the Visual Crossing Weather API to retrieve historical weather data. In this article we discuss how to make those weather data queries automatically read the latest weather conditions using Microsoft Power Query. If you would like to …

How to replace the Dark Sky API with Visual Crossing Weather

Dark Sky have recently announced the termination of their Dark Sky Weather API. In this article, we describe the steps to convert an existing application from the Dark Sky API to the Visual Crossing Weather API. API Differences Both the Dark Sky API and the Visual Crossing Weather API offer weather data APIs however there …

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. Geographical availability We …

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 …

How can I use the Visual Crossing Weather date chooser to jump to historical weather for any time?

Finding historical weather data for any time range using Visual Crossing Weather is very easy. However, a common question we get is how to use the date chooser calendar control to quickly jump months, years, or even decades. This short video will show you how to become a master of the calendar widget in just …