Tag: weather

June 10

Routing with the Javascript SDK

Weather greatly affects the transportation and logistics industry, especially when that weather turns inclement with considerable impacts. With the recent release of 1.5.0 of our Javascript SDK, you can now plot custom driving routes alongside critical weather data between destinations using our new Routing module. This new routing module allows you to plan and adjust your fleet’s routing to minimize weather impacts while enroute. Getting Started with the Routing Module To start using the Routing module, you’d set up your project as you would with any of our other lazy-loaded built-in modules. Therefore, you’ll need to follow the module setup instructions...

May 20

Simple Ways to Lower Weather Risk – Tornadoes South of Minneapolis – Flooding Rains Plague Gulf Coast

August 10, 2020Paul Douglas Simple Ways To Lower Weather Risk Somewhere between the “Nanny State” and “Every Man For Himself” is personal responsibility. When it comes to weather threats don’t count on the government or the media to save you. A healthy respect for weather goes a long way. Like going to the basement during a tornado warning. Investing in a $25 NOAA Weather Radio, the only thing that may wake you up at 3am if a tornado is approaching your house. Avoiding lakes, pools and beaches when thunder is audible. Staying hydrated during summer heat. Sunscreen to avoid skin...

April 20

Western USA Primed for Drought and Wildfires – Tornado Safety – Federal Reserve Considers Climate Risks

Spring on Indefinite PauseNOAA GSL Easing Drought Conditions in MinnesotaUS Drought Monitor Drought-Busting Rains. Last week’s soaker made a big difference in the drought index, but pockets of drought remain over far northwest and southwest Minnesota. Minnesota Drought Index TimelineJan Dutton, Twitter Statistically Due for a Drought? Meteorologist Jan Dutton forwarded me the graphic above, showing the last serious, statewide drought in 2013. Springs are trending wetter over time but late summers may be trending drier. Confidence levels for summer precipitation are low, but some long-range climate models suggest a hotter, drier summer for Minnesota and much of the USA....

January 13

Sliding Into a Snowier, Colder Pattern – Using Models to Track Wildfire Smoke

Weather-Related Mental Health Break It is such a relief talking about the weather these days. Even “bad weather” is a welcome break from pandemics and civil unrest. We are extras in a bad Tom Clancy thriller, one that almost makes me long for the good ‘ol days of 2020. Not really. My late mom was a glass-half- full woman. During of our most difficult times growing up she would say “No storm lasts forever. A rainbow always reappears.” Good news can’t arrive soon enough. 18Z Tuesday ECMWF Snowfall Predictionweatherbell.com ECMWF Snowier Than NOAA Models. NOAA’s various NAM models are hinting...

January 8

Coldest Air of Winter East of Rockies in 2 Weeks? NOAA Making Winter Travel Safer

Header Image: Long ShadowsPaul Douglas Fog, A Thaw – Then Flirting With Zero ”Paul, why does the weather forecast keep changing?” The right question to be asking. Meteorologists refine forecasts over time, reacting to new data and the latest weather models. The closer you get to a weather event the more accurate the forecast should be. At least in theory. Weather is a metaphor for science: peeling away at an infinite onion. We zig and zag toward relative truth. The process is self-correcting and never perfect. But forecasts are far more reliable than they were even a generation ago. Case...

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July 27

Weather Quirks, Oddities and Discoveries – July 27, 2020

Another “Mega-Rain” Event For Minnesota “Without data, you are just another person with an opinion” said engineer and quality control guru W. Edwards Deming. When does a fluke become a trend? How much data is required to accurately discern the difference? According to the Minnesota DNR, the storm complex that dumped over 8 inches of rain on Mankato qualifies as a “mega-rain“; the first since 2016. They estimate over 1,000 square miles of land picked up 6 inches or more of rain. By the DNR’s calculations there have been 21 of these extreme flood events since Minnesota became a state...

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July 5

What To Do After a Hurricane

Hurricanes are America’s deadliest natural disasters. They’re expensive, too. According to USA FACTS, adjusting for inflation, 7 of the 10 most expensive natural disasters have been hurricanes. Of those 7, 6 have happened since 2000. Technological breakthroughs like weather satellites and computer models have lowered the death toll over time, but there are harrowing exceptions. In spite of timely warnings, Hurricane Katrina (2005) left 1,833 dead and Hurricane Maria (2017) killed 2,981 people. It may be counterintuitive, but most of the deaths occurred days or even weeks after the hurricane struck. “Statistics now show that more people are being killed...

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November 13

AerisWeather How-To: Weather-Triggered Ads in Google Search and Display

In today’s competitive digital marketing environment, targeting has become more strategic and focused than ever across paid channels. Companies are switching to dynamic advertising triggers to minimize waste and deliver when demand for their products and services are at their peak. In many businesses, one of the largest drivers of demand is current weather conditions. From showing low fares for flights to sunny destinations in the dead of winter to SKUs for rain protection gear at a major retailer during a heavy downpour, AerisWeather has experience in helping companies optimize their advertising activity for any conditions Mother Nature may throw...

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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...

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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-60c930b48b72f625993581/] This can be added in the header or the body. Next, let’s instantiate the library and make sure...