Weather

satellite image of earth with hurricane
March 8

Rapid Ocean Warming Poses New Challenges for Tropical Cyclone Prediction

Better Hurricane Forecasts Will Require Near-Real-Time, Deep Ocean Monitoring “How many more eyewall replacement cycles before landfall? Let me check the latest real-time, deep ocean temperature anomalies first”. This scenario may not be as far-fetched as it sounds. Recent studies confirm warming of the world’s oceans is taking place faster than previously estimated; as much as 40% faster than the United Nations estimated in 2015. The implications of warming seas include stronger and more rapidly-intensifying hurricanes and more extreme rainfall amounts. Research confirms roughly 93% of the additional warming from man-made greenhouse gases is going into the world’s oceans. Climate...

Seasons Change
November 7

Temperature Delta for Minnesota in 2017

The most traditional use case for weather data is displaying forecast details or current conditions for an end user. However, there are tons of other fun ways to integrate weather data into applications. Using our weather API, I’ll show you how to capture the greatest temperature delta on a monthly basis in Minnesota throughout 2017. Why am I doing this? Well, I simply wanted to know how large our temperature difference was on a monthly basis. Building the Query The first component of this project will require us to build out a query that searches the entire state on each...

September 14

AerisWeather Android SDK Tropical API Data

The tropics are busy and so are the teams at AerisWeather! Last month’s AerisWeather Android SDK update added new tropical cyclone imagery from the Aeris Mapping Platform (AMP). Today we’re excited to announce that we’re putting even more tropical cyclone information into your hands (and apps). Version 2.5.0 expands the Aeris Android SDK tropical API support for the Aeris API Tropical Cyclone endpoint to include point and polygon data! The Tropical Cyclone Endpoint The Aeris API provides rich data support for active global tropical systems. You can get all the details in the full rundown of the cool new Tropical...

AerisWeather iOS SDK - Tropical Data
September 11

AerisWeather SDK for iOS – 3.1.0 Released

We’ve been releasing several new products related to tropical cyclones recently, such as our new AerisWeather API tropical cyclone endpoints and AerisWeather Maps Platform (AMP) tropical layers. And continuing this trend, we’ve also released version 3.1.0 of our AerisWeather SDK for iOS that now lets your iOS applications take advantage of both of these new products. Tropical Point Data Layer The biggest new feature in 3.1.0 is the addition of a point layer for tropical cyclone data. This point layer is similar to our existing storm cells and storm reports layers in that they are fully interactive and fully animatable...

Hurricane Florence Image
September 10

Tropical API Archive Now Available

With the traditional peak of the tropical season underway, we have been busy with the release of the new tropical API addition to the AerisWeather API and new tropical map layers within the AerisWeather Maps Platform (AMP). Together, these products can better prepare you for imminent threats from tropical cyclones and help reduce storm risks when utilized within organizations. Today, we are excited to announce the addition of archive data for tropical cyclones to the new tropical API. Using data from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), our API includes information for tropical cyclones starting...

API Wizard
August 15

API Wizard Just For You

Just when you thought APIs were only for ninja developers, AerisWeather built an API wizard just for you. Our latest wizard is the perfect tool to get your project rolling without the overhead of learning how to use an API. Who Can Use the API Wizard? Anybody! That’s the beauty of it. If you’re able to open up a browser and navigate to this blog post, you’re able to use the API wizard. Our goal was to allow any level of technical expertise to start playing with our API, as well as showcase some of the API’s built-in features. So if...

July 10

Flood Frequency and Intensity is Increasing – Are You Factoring the Latest Trends?

A tropical storm named “Agnes” flooded my home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1972; a traumatic event that ultimately led me to pursue a degree in meteorology at nearby Penn State. Many of us have a flood-related story or close encounter, and rising water is impacting more Americans with every passing year. There is precedent for concern: according to NOAA only extreme heat has claimed more American lives over the last 30 years. Inland Flooding On The Rise. In fact, flooding is the costliest natural disaster in the United States. It accounted for more than $268 billion in damage in 2017,...

Air Quality
June 25

Air Quality Now Available In the WeatherBlox Wizard

A couple weeks ago we introduced the WeatherBlox wizard, but we weren’t going to stop there. We doubled down and added Air Quality views and a full page layout to our WeatherBlox Wizard. Air Quality Views There are 3 views available with our new AQI views, each of which provides an elegant depiction of pollutant data in or near your neighborhood. You can easily configure your preferred view in Step 3 of the wizard under the Data Type option. Let’s go over each individual view: Observations The observations view generates an estimated AQI based on a combination of nearby observation...

WxBlox Wizard In Action
June 11

Introducing the WeatherBlox Wizard!

Introducing the latest and greatest weather content tool – Aeris WeatherBlox Wizard.   Last year we released WeatherBlox to the public and saw a lot of awesome integrations.  We decided this wasn’t enough and wanted to make it even easier for users of all skill levels.  After many long nights of brainstorming and early mornings fueled by coffee, the WeatherBlox Wizard was born. What Kind of Sorcery is This? The WeatherBlox Wizard is a unique tool that walks the user through the setup of our homegrown WeatherBlox.  The best part is you don’t need to be a developer to plug and play with the options!  The wizard will prompt the user...

Lightning strike onto horizon
May 31

“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”

The title of this post is a quote by Mark Twain. Most of us have had a close call with lightning, and no wonder. Cloud to ground lightning strikes the United States 25 million times every year. According to NOAA, an average of 47 Americans are struck and killed by lightning annually – deadlier than tornadoes and hurricanes many years. Lightning is terrifying and vaguely mysterious – scientists don’t begin to have all the answers. But it serves a purpose in nature. These crackling electrostatic discharges strike Earth approximately 50 times a second – roughly 1.4 billion flashes every year...