Blog: Weather

Global Wave Heights add to AerisWeather Mapping Platform
March 30

New Wave Height and Sea Surface Temperature Map Layers

We’re always working on expanding and improving our AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP), including the new global radar (derived) we recently launched. Continuing that trend, we’ve released two new ocean layers:  an improved sea surface temperature map layer and an ocean wave heights layer. Improved Sea Surface Temperature Layer Our improved sea surface temperatures (SST) layer is now updated daily. Furthermore, the improved data is also less affected by cloud cover over an area to provide a more complete picture of surface conditions. Use the layer code [crayon-5f05006774188284574423-i/]  to access the sea surface temperatures layer: [crayon-5f05006774190169407548/] Using our AMP wizard, you can test the layer...

Home with lots of glass and perfect lawn
November 5

Smart Home Weather Integrations: Open Source Or Native?

Internet of Things (IoT) products have revolutionized the way humans interact with their environment, from smart cities taking action against poor air quality by adjusting stop lights and getting cars moving, to residential smart homes automating just about any connected device or appliance in its reach. Consumers around the world aren’t just integrating smart lighting and thermostat systems, but fully connected hub systems that manage irrigation, security, and energy consumption for the smart home. These devices programmatically execute tasks in response to event triggers, with some of the most common triggers utilizing 3rd party contextual data, such as current and...

October 29

Integrating Weather Map Layers into QGIS via AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP)

Header Graphic: The active California and Western fires as of the time of publishing this article overlaid on an ESRI Topographic map alongside fire risk and radar. GIS technologies have been revolutionizing the science of geospatial analysis since their inception. These powerful tools have been continuously and rapidly advancing to visualize and aid in solving problems. Here at AerisWeather, we use them regularly to model and test our own weather data and imagery, but also to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data in unison with our own. As with any genre of software that...

Packing a very full suitcase
October 24

Use the AerisWeather JavaScript SDK’s NPM Module to Build a Travel Buddy

The AerisWeather Javascript SDK can solve weather-based problems all while steering clear of the troublesome tasks that go into styling a web page. This can be done using the SDK’s module which can be installed from the Yarn or NPM ecosystem. This tutorial will outline the steps required to use the JavaScript SDK’s NPM module and build a Travel Buddy along the way. What is Travel Buddy? Travel Buddy will help users understand what temperatures to expect during their next trip. By passing the location and date of travel, the application will query our API and provide some pertinent details that will prepare...

Hurricane From Space
July 11

Steps to Take Before a Hurricane Arrives

“Hurricanes have killed more people in the last 50 years than any other natural cataclysm” according to MIT meteorology professor and tropical scientist Kerry Emanuel. I’m an old Eagle Scout, and the motto: “Be Prepared” is as relevant today as ever. Get out in front of risk. Take steps (now) to avoid serious problems (later). That mindset certainly applies to the biggest, wildest, most terrifying storms on the planet. What have I learned tracking these fickle weather beasts over the course of 4 decades? Don’t count on the latest technology or the government to save you. At the end of...

Tornado Damage
June 7

6 Takeaways From The Biggest Swarm of U.S. Tornadoes Since 2011

America’s tornado drought is officially over. The last few years have been relatively quiet, with few large, violent tornadoes. In 2018 there were no tornado-related deaths in traditional Tornado Alley, stretching from Texas to Iowa. But so far in 2019, 31 Americans have lost their lives to tornadoes, nature’s most extreme, unpredictable and capricious wind storms. In the last 2 weeks at least 366 tornadoes have been observed east of the Rockies. Once again, the United States is living up to its reputation as the tornado capital of the planet. Over the last couple weeks I’ve watched in morbid fascination...

May 15

Aeris Javascript Weather SDK 1.2.0 Released

Our new AerisWeather Javascript Weather SDK provides you with tons of features so you can easily add weather data and imagery into your custom applications. From performing simple API data requests to full-featured interactive weather maps, our SDK makes it easy and painless. But what if you wanted to combine all of the many features of the SDK into a single, cohesive and highly flexible weather mapping application? We’re excited to announce version 1.2.0 of our Javascript SDK includes a complete weather mapping application. And it’s all built into the SDK so you can take advantage of this new component...

globe
May 7

Build an Interactive Map with the JavaScript SDK

One of the things that makes the new AerisWeather JavaScript SDK so unique is its versatility. The SDK is your new go-to for weather data, static maps, and even interactive maps. This post will highlight how easy it is to use an interactive map and include layer buttons with our JavaScript SDK. Initial Setup Just like the fetching data and static maps posts related to our JavaScript SDK, we will need to get our feet set with a few items before we can begin. Let’s set up the following items: Add CSS and JavaScript files Define the map size Add...

Australia Oma
March 6

Using the JavaScript SDK to Display Static Weather Maps

We recently published a blog detailing how users can fetch data from the API using the new JavaScript SDK. This time we’ll spend a few minutes diving into the SDK’s static weather maps using the AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP). Setup We’re going to assume you’re using front-end JavaScript in an HTML document for this example. Prior to adding static weather maps to our page, we will need a get a few items setup. First, we’ll need to include the library like so: [crayon-5f05006776974123039628/] This can be added in the header or the body. Next, let’s instantiate the library and make sure...

January 4

Fetching API Data with the Aeris JavaScript SDK

You don’t need to be an API guru to interact with the Aeris Weather API. In fact, we’ve recently launched a JavaScript SDK that simplifies building your API queries and handling the responses. By the end of this post you’ll see just how to easy it is to play with our API. JavaScript vs. NodeJS We’re all about choices with the latest JavaScript SDK. Did you want to access weather data via NodeJS or browser-based JavaScript? Either way, we will have you covered. Both options have their own benefits, but it will be up to you to determine which implementation method...