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May 10

What to Expect When You Choose AerisWeather Webhooks

AeisWeather’s Webhooks allow businesses to easily receive weather information pertinent to their operations. Our Webhooks are customizable to include the specific data needed and are adaptable for creating end-user products. The following steps walk through what you can expect as your business works with AerisWeather to implement your weather webhooks – including creation, response, analysis, and use. The Process First, AerisWeather will work with you to configure a specific Webhook based on your business requirements and geographic extents. Webhooks can be created around any endpoint or data values that we currently offer, though we most often recommend using them for...

May 10

Tutorial: Setting Up a Webhook Endpoint

AerisWeather’s Webhooks provide timely notifications of the weather events that you care about most. Eliminate the need for continuous polling, along with the need to worry about missing critical alerts. Webhooks deliver all of your weather events – whether it be lightning, approaching storms, or other – rapidly and directly right to you. In this webhook tutorial, we’ll cover setting up your own webhook endpoint from scratch on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We’ll also go over some best practices to help you get the most out of Webhooks. Before Getting Started There are some things you should know before going...

AerisWeather Webhooks
May 9

Weather Alerts in Real Time with Webhooks

Note: This post highlights severe weather alerts for facility managers; however, AerisWeather supports the delivery of numerous datasets via Webhooks for a variety of industries and use cases. To schedule a Webhooks demonstration tailored to your own industry or use case, please reach out to our team here. When it comes to ensuring the safety of your employees, facilities, and the public, it is paramount to have near real-time access to accurate weather information, including weather alerts. The AerisWeather API provides quick access to this weather information via the Alerts endpoint, especially government-issued weather warnings (ie. National Weather Service in the US;...

April 12

Weather Impacts and Asset Management

Asset management can take many forms, whether the asset is an employee, client, facility, or goods in transit. Weather plays a significant role when ensuring the safety, scheduling, and planning of these assets.  AerisWeather offers industry-leading tools to assist with asset management, including the AerisWeather API, AerisWeather Maps, and our various SDKs. Utilizing a combination of our services provides the best insight into how the weather may impact your assets.  Our Interactive Map Application includes weather impacts as a standard feature to display the current weather impacts affecting a location, facility, or asset.  What Are Weather Impacts? The definition of...

March 10

AerisWeather Android SDK 2.7.0

We have released v2.7.0 of the Android SDK. This release adds support for the conditions endpoint, the new fire perimeter support within the fires endpoint, many bug fixes, and other minor enhancements. Review the change history for a complete list of changes within the new release. Conditions Endpoint Support With this release, the Android SDK now directly supports the conditions endpoint. With the conditions support, you can fetch weather conditions for any latitude/longitude right now, any time over the past ten years, or for up to the next 15 days. The conditions endpoint is an excellent option to replace the...

February 22

Why Integrate Weather Features into Your Outdoor Recreation App

A decade ago, Apple’s trademarked “there’s an app for that” would have been the saucy reply to someone looking to dive into a new activity or interest. Now, deep into the ages of smartphone technology, there are likely many apps for “that”. Earning and maintaining users in the smartphone application space can be an uphill battle, but incorporating weather features into your outdoor recreation app bolsters a user’s experience by allowing them to keep focus on a key component: the weather. Weather features are an invaluable addition to your applications – they foster a heightened sense of situational awareness, increase...

Visualizing Severe Storm Threats
February 11

Creating Severe Weather Storm Threats Visuals

As March approaches, so does the potential of severe weather within the United States. Severe storms with frequent lightning, hail, and tornadoes often begin in the southern plains and the southeast, with the severe potential shifting northward as spring advances. There is a continued need to quickly and accurately inform the public with this extreme weather. To assist, AerisWeather offers a suite of severe weather APIs, map layers, threats WeatherBlox widgets, and the severe weather module for use within interactive maps for the purposes of creating weather threats visuals. A unique severe weather endpoint within the AerisWeather API is the Threats...

January 27

Announcement: AerisWeather Acquired by Vaisala

To our valued clients, partners & associates: We’re excited to share the news with you that AerisWeather has been acquired by Vaisala, in a transaction that was settled earlier today. Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental & industrial measurements will integrate AerisWeather into their surging data solutions business – elevating its market position as a leading global provider of environmental data & imagery solutions You can read more about the acquisition in Vaisala’s official stock exchange release which can be found here. In Vaisala we have found a partner with a matching vision and high standard for success. While...

January 26

Weather Models are Guides, Not Gospel – Satellites Have Revolutionized Study of Volcanoes

Paul Douglas Polar Breeze Brings Stiff Winds Today The Capital of Cold. MinnesoCold. Land of 10,000 Dead Batteries. We hold up frostbitten fingers in a courageously-reckless display of bitter defiance. We will NOT be swayed by polar pain! Well, maybe a southern vacation or two. Our coldest days tend to be sunny, which helps me weather negative numbers. Subzero + cloudy = Icy Hellscape. Thank goodness for that. Snowfall for the winter at MSP stands at 33.2”, or 5.5” above average. Snowfall in the Red River valley is almost a foot above average. Good news for snow-lovers and the rest...

January 25

How 2020 Covid Lockdowns May Have Decreased Lightning Strikes – Wind Power Pulling Ahead of Solar

NOAA GFS Temperatures for MSPweatherbell.com Too Cold To Snow (Much) Anytime Soon ”It’s too cold to snow!” Well, sort of. There is some scientific validity to that old proverb. Too cold to snow (much). Of course it can snow at any temperature colder than 32F, but when it’s subzero the main storm track is shoved too far south. Storms thrive along the contrast, the boundary, between warm and cold. We can still pick up scrawny little clippers capable of wind- whipped powder, but the big, sloppy, moisture-rich one-foot-plus storms don’t have a chance. As temperatures mellow a bit, which should,...