Articles by Lee Huffman

Lighting Threats
September 1

Forecast lightning threats with the lightning/threats endpoint

Where is lightning occurring? Where will lightning strikes occur in 15 minutes? In the next hour? When it comes to client, employee, and asset safety, these are all valid questions; the answers to which have the potential to alleviate damage and harm. AerisWeather has already been providing answers to the first question through the Lightning Add-On with access to lightning strikes globally. The answers to questions 2 and 3 were a bit more complicated to pin down, but with access to Vaisala’s world-renowned lightning network, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve cracked lightning forecasting and can now provide an answer...

August 10

Announcing Our New Renewable Energy API Dataset

At Vaisala Xweather, we’re committed to providing the renewable energy industry with the most accurate and comprehensive data available. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our new Renewable Energy dataset available through our Flex API, a first-of-its-kind offering that will assist in revolutionizing renewable energy operations. Our new energy/farm endpoint provides energy output data for wind and solar energy-producing sites across the US and Canada. The endpoint delivers estimated observations and forecasted energy output, providing crucial insights for various applications within the renewable energy industry.  Here are some key benefits and use cases of this API endpoint: 1. Accurate forecasting: The endpoint...

3D Road Weather Summary of New York
July 27

Vaisala Xweather’s Cutting-Edge Road Weather API

Vaisala Xweather’s groundbreaking road weather endpoint and mapping solutions are finally live! Synergizing advanced weather forecasting and sensor expertise, the Road Weather API offers precise, timely road weather data and a detailed understanding of road conditions: Just what you need to ensure safer journeys and enhanced performance for vehicle and fleet management systems. Road Conditions Summary: Navigate the Weather with Confidence Road travel efficiency is fraught with uncertainty when the weather comes into play. To navigate these uncertainties, the Road Weather API includes a Road Conditions Summary, empowering drivers with critical information about the road conditions ahead. It uses an...

May 17

Introducing the New Maritime API

AerisWeather is excited to announce the launch of our new maritime API endpoint, designed to provide essential global marine weather data. This new maritime endpoint is accessible via the AerisWeather API and is available to all Flex subscribers. Data from this comprehensive set is available hourly by default, with options for 3-hour, 6-hour, or other defined intervals. It is suitable for various maritime applications, such as oceanic navigation, offshore operations, coastal monitoring, and recreational activities. New Maritime API Data The maritime endpoint provides access to a wide array of information, including sea surface temperature, sea current direction and speed, significant...

November 17

Lighting API and Mapping Enhancements

Our Lightning Add-On expands on our integration of Vaisala's lightning data and introduces several exciting new features, like a historical lightning data archive.

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...

April 7

Faster API Batch Requests

We recently released v1.22.0 of the AerisWeather API. Along with several minor bug fixes and improvements, this release also includes a significant speed improvement for batch requests. Clients are seeing as much as a 15x speed improvement with batch requests! That’s a huge win, especially for mobile applications. What are batch requests? When developing an application, you will often need data from multiple endpoints to provide a complete weather overview to your users. With the AerisWeather API, you can conveniently query multiple data sets in a single query via batch requests. Multiple Endpoints for a Single Location An example use case would be creating a...

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...

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...