Tag: weather

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...

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-6009a1b6793b4364088670/] This can be added in the header or the body. Next, let’s instantiate the library and make sure...

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...

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...

June 26

AerisWeather iOS SDK 3.0 Now Available

Early this year, we teased the new major version of our AerisWeather iOS SDK, version 3.0, with several public betas to begin testing and experimenting with. We’re excited to announce that as of the end of May, the official 3.0 version has been released. In fact, we’re already up to version 3.0.2 as we’ve been releasing several bug fixes and improvements since the initial release of 3.0 at the end of May. In case you missed it, here are the biggest changes in version 3.0: Naming Changes for API Endpoint Classes In version 2.0 of the iOS SDK, you would...