Articles by Lee Huffman

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...

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...

Hurricane Henri Approaching the Northeast
August 26

Querying for Historical Tropical Cyclone Data with the AerisWeather API

As Hurricane Henri approached the Northeastern US this past weekend, I wondered how often a tropical cyclone has come within 50 miles of New York City, Boston, or other cities. How many were hurricanes? To answer these questions, we can use the Tropical Cyclones Archive endpoint within the AerisWeather API. This endpoint provides access to the complete AerisWeather historical archive for tropical systems, with data from the late 1800s for the Atlantic basin and the mid-1900s for the Pacific basin. When using the tropical cyclones archive endpoint, we find that 21 tropical cyclones have tracked within 50 miles of New York...

Displaying Individual Tropical Cyclones
August 17

How to Display Individual Tropical Cyclones

The tropical season is upon us, with the seasonal peak just a few weeks away. As tropical storms and hurricanes form, our JavaScript SDK’s tropical module is perfect for displaying their track, latest position, and forecast. The Tropical Cyclone Demo displays many of the Tropical Module’s capabilities, showing users how AerisWeather can display tropical cyclones in real time. As we approach the seasonal peak in the Atlantic basin, there are often multiple active systems that may have overlapping tracks and five-day forecasts, such as this weekend, with Tropical Storm Fred and Tropical Storm Grace:   As seen, displaying tropical cyclones on a map can highlight overlapping...

June 10

Announcing Minutely Precipitation Forecasts

How soon will it rain? How intense will it be? As of today, these questions can now be answered with the release of our new Minutely Precipitation support! Last year, we introduced the conditions endpoint that provides current weather conditions for any global location. Since, we’ve continued to enhance this endpoint and expanded our global historical access through 2011. Now we are excited to announce the conditions endpoint can now support Minutely Precipitation forecasts. What is a Minutely Precipitation Forecast? Minutely Precipitation provides the forecast precipitation rate in 1-minute intervals for the next 60 minutes. AerisWeather generates these high-resolution forecasts...

Threats Endpoint
April 28

Track Severe Weather with the Threats Endpoint

Springtime in the US signals the start of the severe weather season, bringing severe storms, hail, and tornadoes from the central plains through the mid-Atlantic and the southeast US. With this extreme weather, there is a need to accurately and quickly inform the public. To assist, AerisWeather offers a selection of severe weather APIs, mapping layers, and our new severe weather module for use within interactive maps. One of the unique severe weather endpoints, within the AerisWeather API, is the Threats Endpoint. The Threats Endpoint provides information on potential storm threats affecting the US, Puerto Rico, and Guam. What is the...

April 7

Improved UK Alerts

A few months ago, we expanded our weather alerting to include most of Europe, both within our AerisWeather API and AerisWeather Maps. Today we are announcing improved coverage and resolution for alerts over the United Kingdom! We achieve these improvements by integrated the alerts directly from the UK Met Office. Accessing the improved UK weather alerts is the same as before, simply query the alerts endpoint for locations within the United Kingdom. Query by City, Country Return active alerts for London: [crayon-62f4381be671d310905639/] Or for Glasgow, Scotland: [crayon-62f4381be6721846851178/] Note that the two-letter ISO country code for the UK is GB. Though...

Geocolor Satellite
April 7

Improved GeoColor Satellite Map Imagery

Our GeoColor Satellite imagery provides a uniquely colorized satellite view, including both land and water surfaces and is visible during the day and the evening. Since its introduction, it has proven to be one of our most popular satellite layers. Today we are announcing a significant upgrade to this layer, expanding its coverage to be fully global! This improvement is part of our recent AerisWeather Maps update. Check out the release history for this and other recent improvements. Accessing the Improved GeoColor Satellite If you are already utilizing the GeoColor Satellite layer, then no changes are required. The expanded coverage is...