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January 15

Aeris Android Alpo – Eating Our Own Dogfood

The term “Eating Your Own Dogfood” or “Dogfooding”, has spread throughout the tech industry in the past 20 years.  Back on the farm we used a slightly different way to say the same thing (something about dogs and where they sleep) but it all means basically the same thing: it’s the idea of using the products we make to ensure that things actually work the way we say they do.  The Aeris Android development project recently gave me a “no thank you bite” of my own. Dinner is Served When I sat down to pen the developer’s blog this week,...

January 14

Rare January Hurricane Alex Develops in the Atlantic Basin

Rare January Hurricane Alex Forms in the Atlantic Basin This is pretty interesting… A rare January hurricane has formed in the Atlantic Basin. It’s something that we don’t see much of at this time of the year and in fact, it’s only the 3rd hurricane on record to be present in the Atlantic Basin during the month of January; only the 2nd to FORM during the month of January in the basin. Keep in mind that the official Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st – November 30th. Here’s more from the National Hurricane Center: Remarkably, Alex has undergone the...

January 13

NFL Divisional Round: What Football Games Could Be Impacted By Weather?

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). This weekend is the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, featuring the top two seeded football teams in each division along with all the road teams from last weeks games (as they all won last weekend). How will weather impact these football games? It looks like only one has a good chance of being impacted at the moment. Lets take a look at the forecast for the football games. Saturday Games Kansas City at New England The match up between Kansas City and New England in Foxboro,...

January 12

Clipper, Lake Effect Finally Bringing The Great Lakes Snow

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). After a delayed start to snow season due to a record warm December across the region, cool air has finally settled in and we’ve been watching copious amounts of lake effect snow across the Great Lakes over the past 24-48 hours. Above are just some of the totals we have seen so far. The top total (through 9 AM ET Tuesday) was 38″ in Lorraine, NY. There’s more snow on the way over the next couple days, however, as a clipper system brings another shot of snow...

January 11

Clippers and Cold Air Continue Across Much of the Nation This Week

National Weather Outlook Much of our meteorological winter (December, January & February) thus far has been comprised of warmer than average weather across much of the nation. However, some of the coldest air of the season has pushed into the Lower 48 and much of the nation is dealing with below average temperature, which looks to continue through much of the week ahead. The weather loop below shows a clipper system diving through the Midwest/Great Lakes through midweek with light snowfall potential across much of the region. However, due to significant cold air, lake effect snow will be possible much...

January 8

Arctic Air Arrives This Weekend

National Weather Outlook Weather conditions have been quiet active in the Western U.S. over the past several days with heavy rain, snow and even severe weather popping up in California on Wednesday. These impulses of energy have moved in the Central U.S., which will translate into rain and snow spreading into the Eastern U.S. by the weekend. Snowfall amounts look to be a little more impressive with the secondary surge of moisture from the Middle Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes through Sunday Snowfall Potential Here’s a look at the snowfall potential from AM Friday to midday Monday. Note the...

January 7

Playing Nicely Together: Swift, Dependencies and Cocoapods

We recently pushed out version 2.2.2 of our Aeris Weather SDK for iOS to fix some issues with using Objective-C and Swift modules in Xcode 7 and Cocoapods. While tweaking our internal projects to better support modules, we ran into this dreaded compiler error in Swift 1.2 when trying to build the updated libraries: And apparently we weren’t alone. There were many of these errors and they all appeared within the umbrella headers of each of our frameworks, Aeris.h for example. At first we figured it was some weirdness caused by using our ObjC Aeris libraries in a Swift project,...

January 7

How Could Weather Affect NFL Wild Card Football Games This Weekend?

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). It’s Wild Card Weekend in the NFL, meaning four football games are on tap between Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be watching a storm system moving east as we head through the weekend that could affect a couple of games, with the cool air sinking south behind it affecting a third game. Which of the games will be impacted – and which one looks to stay in the clear? Let’s take a look at the forecast for the football games. Saturday Games Kansas City at Houston The only...

January 6

Active Weather Pattern Turns Arctic by the Weekend

National Weather Outlook A steady stream of Pacific moisture will continue to wring out over the Western U.S. with heavy rain and snow. Some of this moisture will leak east into the Central U.S., but will be much more limited there. These waves of energy will help to draw down Arctic air across the Midwest by the weekend, which will spread throughout much of the Central U.S. by next week. 5 Day Precipitation Outlook According to NOAA’s WPC, the 5 day precipitation outlook shows heavy moisture continuing across parts of the Western U.S. with as much as 2″ to 4″+...

January 5

It Might Be Chilly Now, But Another Cold Blast Is Coming

Follow Meteorologist D.J. Kayser on Twitter (@dkayserwx) or on Facebook (Meteorologist D.J. Kayser). Brr! Chilly day in the Northeast – a good 15-30 degrees cooler than Sunday at this time! Graphics: @AerisWeather — D.J. Kayser (@dkayserwx) January 4, 2016 After a very warm December across much of the nation, January has had a different tune in a number of areas so far. A blast of cool Arctic air has worked its way south and east over the past few days, reaching the Northeast yesterday. Check out some of those late afternoon temperatures yesterday – below zero in places and...