Tag: Hail

July 28

Dangerous Heat Indices – Toasty Olympics – Next Generation Wildfire Tracking Uses Satellites and AI

Heat Index Alert: Hottest Day of 2021? Based on predicted heat indices today will, in all probability, feel like the hottest day of the year. Unlike June, when we saw 90s (99F on June 5) with dry air, today’s upper 90s will be accompanied by a dew point in the 70s, making it feel as hot as 105-110F by late afternoon. Check on neighbors to make sure they are keeping cool. Don’t even consider leaving a child in a vehicle. In a matter of minutes on a day like today temperatures rise to 115-120F inside a car or truck. An...

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...

Hands holding large hail
May 10

Are We Seeing More Hail In A Warmer, Wetter World? Experts Say Not Yet

“Come hell, hail or high water.” For anyone who has had their car dinged or shingles shredded, there’s a perception that damaging hail is on the rise. But a careful look at the observational record suggests otherwise. As a meteorologist and businessman, I respond to data. If I ignore data, evidence or trends that make me uncomfortable, I quickly go out of business. Separating out the signal of climate change from the noise of random everyday weather is challenging. When it comes to hail trends, perception, and a changing observational baseline over time, may be trumping reality. A graphic from...