November 25

Messy Thanksgiving Day Ahead

National Weather Outlook A storm system in the Western U.S. will continue pushing east through the end of the week. Unfortunately, weather conditions on Thanksgiving will be quite inclement across the Central U.S. with the potential of heavy rain, flooding snow and ice. This will likely create travel troubles for many as the storm moves in… Thanksgiving Day Outlook Breaking down the weather forecast from 7AM Thursday to 7AM Friday, it looks like a mess. From the Rockies and across the Midwest to the Great Lakes, accumulating snow will be possible. From the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle to the parts of...

November 24

Google Android and The Mystery of the Duplicate Icon

While recently working in the luxurious upstairs loft that is home to the Aeris Weather software development team, I ran into an issue that had me stumped for a bit.  Thank goodness for Google and Stack Overflow, but even with the help of our Android benefactor and the developer’s crisis hotline we know as SO, it took me a little digging to find all the pieces of the puzzle.  So this episode of our Aeris developer’s blog is devoted to all of you Android devs who are searching for an answer to “The Mystery of the Duplicate Icon”. With The Best...

November 24

Thanksgiving Forecast – Who Could See Rain Or Snow?

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). AAA projects that 46.9 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, starting on Wednesday. That would be a 0.6% increase from last year. A storm system does look to impact travel in the western half of the nation as we head into Thanksgiving, with rain and snow possible. Wednesday We’ll continue to watch the winter storm we’ve been watching the past few days slowly move east, but that means snow will continue over parts of the Rockies back into...

Aeris Android Weather SDK
November 20

Aeris Android Weather SDK v1.1.1

Version 1.1.1 of the Aeris Android Weather SDK is now available. This version of the SDK includes access to additional endpoints like observation/summary and new data attributes like Ultraviolet Index forecasts.  Read on for highlights of the  new data waiting to enhance your Android weather applications! Updated Endpoints, More Better Since our last update the Aeris Weather API team has continued to add and expand our endpoints to their arsenal of weather data. This update of the  Android SDK provides streamlined access to these enhanced data sets for Android developers. Updated endpoints include: Forecasts The following attributes are now available...

Storm Reports with Aeris Weather API
November 19

Storm Reports with the Aeris Weather API

In a 24-hour period from noon on Tuesday, Nov 17 through noon on Wednesday, Nov 18th, more than 1,000 storm reports were reported across the U.S. The Aeris Weather API provides quick access to these reports for use within applications, including many of the available javascript and mobile mapping platforms. Today, we will step through adding storm reports to an interactive map using the Aeris API, GeoJSON and the Leaflet mapping library. Aeris Weather API now has GeoJSON Support The 1.4 release of the Aeris API added several new features, including GeoJSON support. GeoJSON is a common method for transferring geospatial...

November 19

First Snow Of The Season Coming For Parts Of The Upper Midwest Friday

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). A disturbance moving into the Pacific Northwest today will quickly move east and help bring parts of the upper Midwest and Corn Belt their first accumulating snow of winter Friday/Friday Night. In some areas, totals could easily be in excess of a half a foot. How Much Snow? While many storms so far this November have dealt with warm air when they reach parts of the upper Midwest, this one is decidedly different. After our massive storm system that brought days of rain to these areas has...

November 17

Heavy Rain For The Mississippi Valley With An Enhanced Severe Threat

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). A strong storm system moving out onto the Plains will continue to produce heavy rain today for portions of the central United States as well as a severe threat in the lower Mississippi Valley. Heavy Rain In Mid/Lower Mississippi Valley As a strong storm system – responsible for blizzard conditions in parts of Colorado and Kansas as well as severe weather across the southern Plains –  has been moving eastward, deep Gulf moisture has been streaming north. This is bringing above average atmospheric moisture levels as far...

November 13

Another Pacific Storm: More Rain and Snow

Active in the Pacific Weather conditions have been fairly active across the nation as of late and don’t look to let up anytime soon. The precipitable water loop below shows another plume of Pacific moisture heading for the West Coast, which will result in several inches of precipitation over the next 5 to 7 days A Developing Storm System As the main wave of energy pushes east, copious amounts of moisture will begin spreading inland over the next several days. By late weekend, much of the Western U.S. will be inundated with some type of precipitation. Significant Moisture According to...

November 12

Aeris iOS Weather SDK 2.2.0 Released

Our next minor version of our Aeris iOS Weather SDK is now available with several new features and whole lot of bug fixes and improvements. Supported iOS Versions With iOS 8 and 9 adoption at 90-95% and iOS 9 adoption quickly rising to near 75% according to Apple and Mixpanel, our iOS SDKs are currently being developed to only support iOS 7 and higher. However, we have plans to drop support for iOS 7 by next summer once iOS 10 is released to developers as users running versions older than iOS 8 should fall below 5%. New Data Sets +...

November 12

College Football Week 11: Wind And Rain/Snow May Play A Factor This Weekend

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). After LSU lost to Alabama last week, a new team popped into the top four teams according to the College Football Playoff committee – welcome #4 Notre Dame to the party! Three of the four games featuring those teams will be dry and mainly sunny on Saturday, with only one seeing the chance of some rain (and even snow) Saturday afternoon. In today’s blog we take a look at the forecast for the games featuring these top four college football teams in the nation. Of course, we...