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 intermittent weather events such as severe weather alerts, lightning, tropical cyclones, or wildfires.

Next, as specific weather phenomena occur, our Webhooks will send a GeoJSON or JSON response to your previously configured server. The time between the event being issued or taking place and your servers receiving that phenomenon is near-real-time. For convenience and migratory purposes, we have developed the Webhook response schema to be identical to the format returned from a normal GET API request.

An example of a response schema via Webhooks.

Third, there are endless opportunities for data analysis depending on your specific needs. For example, your business may take the GeoJSON data supplied and feed it into a map to visualize severe weather events across a specific geographic region. Additionally, you can store that data to use for historical analysis or for future use.

Visualize the GeoJSON data from your Webhooks as severe weather alerts across geographies.

We have assisted our clients with many implementations of Webhooks solutions; the most common is an alerting workflow via Webhooks data. A typical alert workflow would be receiving a specific weather event that triggers an automated cascade system. In turn, this would alert assets or individual users to severe weather. For example, receiving data about lightning strikes within a predetermined radius of a specific location would trigger an alert notifying end-users of severe weather.

Whether paired with a visual (ie. Maps) or working solo, Webhooks can be configured to push data to you based on specific weather conditions within a predetermined radius.

In Conclusion

Weather is ever-changing. When seconds matter, manually and consistently pulling data in hopes of receiving a severe weather event may not be productive. Webhooks solve that issue by sending those events to you as they occur or are updated, aiding in automating your business systems and ensuring you’re informed of any potentially life-threatening events. The applications of our data are up to you, and we’ll be there with the data you need to support your business when the time comes.

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