Articles for "weather station"

How to retrieve hail, tornado, wind damage and earthquake events in the weather API

The Timeline Weather API includes the ability to include storm reports and other significant weather and environmental events that have occurred near to a place of interest. These events can include earthquakes, hail, tornado and wind damage. When found, events are are included in the daily results of the Weather API. What kind of reports …

I think that I’m seeing bad weather data. What should I do?

Occasionally when reviewing weather data you come across a weather record that simply doesn’t seem right. Perhaps the precipitation is too high based on what you know about the location or perhaps the temperature is too low, and you know because you live there. At other times you may find missing data within your weather …

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 …

How to Build a Weather Dataset for Download, Bulk Import or Scheduling

If you have ever tried to download weather data for your specific location(s), timeframe and format needs you will know that it is a challenging exercise. Most of the time the solution is for you use the API to build a script or using coding to create this set. This creates additional cost, time and …

What forecast weather measures are available?

When you are exploring forecast weather data for business and personal use, it is important to know what weather measures are available. In this article we’ll provide a overview of the available weather metrics (also known as weather variables and weather parameters) grouped by theme. In addition, we’ll supply links to more detailed information where …

Using remote data sources in the Weather API

The Visual Crossing Weather API provides access to both historical and future, forecasted weather data. Wherever possible, we use official, physical weather station observations to provide the historical weather data. This ensures that the observations are of the highest quality. However in some cases, such as remote locations away from official weather stations or stations …