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How We Process the NOAA Integrated Surface Database Historical Weather Data

How We Process the NOAA Integrated Surface Database Historical Weather Data

We use a lot of sources for our weather data. One of the richest sources of historical weather data is the Integrated Surface Database (ISD) from NOAA. The amount of data available is impressive. Hourly or sub-hourly weather records for 1000s of weather stations that are, in some cases, over 100 years old. However obtaining and manipulating …

Hurricane Ida Rainfall – Science or Media Exaggeration?

Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida intensified late in August and made landfall west of New Orleans as a category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150mph. With it brought a tremendous amount of damaging winds and rain. Over the next few days it went through the middle of the United States from Louisiana, Mississippi, and all the way …

Where can I find historical cloud and visibility data?

Historical cloud cover and visibility data are useful weather measures that are needed in various transportation, business, and recreational activities. Whether you are looking for cloud data to analyze solar panel performance, manage air travel, or determine the best places and nights for stargazing, a weather data service such as Visual Crossing Weather can provide …

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: …