Creating an AerisWeather Alert to Slack

  1. Log into Zapier.  If you don’t have one and are trying out the integration, you can sign up for a free account.

  2. Create a New Zap by clicking on “Make a Zap!”

  3. Choose a Trigger App. In this case, we are going to use an AerisWeather combination Trigger/Search, so search for AerisWeather.

  4. Select the Trigger you want to start with.  In this demo, we’ll select “New Weather Alert”.

  5. If you have not done so yet, this will be where you are asked to connect your AerisWeather account by entering your Client ID & Secret keys.  If you don’t have one and are trying out the integration, you can sign up for a free developer account.

  6. To locate your API Key in your AerisWeather account:

    1. Sign in to your AerisWeather account.

    2. Click the “APPS” link above the “Today’s Usage” section.

    3. Copy the client id and client secret.

    4. Paste your key back into your Zapier account and then “Continue”.

  7. If you haven’t already created an Application for Zapier, click the “NEW APPLICATION” button.
    1. Name the application “Zapier”.

    2. Enter an asterisk * for the Namespace.

    3. Repeat step 6.

  8. If all steps were successful, your AerisWeather account will now be successfully connected.

  9. Next, set your location, time zone, and update frequency.

  10. Click “Fetch & Continue” to test your integration.

  11. If you the integration is successful, you are ready to move on to the Action phase.

  12. Choose the desired action application.  In this demo, we’ll create an alert message in Slack.

  13. I’ve elected to choose to send a direct message to myself.  Click Continue.

  14. If you have not already connected your Slack account, now is the time. Once connected click “Save + Continue”.

  15. Set the Slack criteria to meet how you would like to see this alert message.  Once done click “Continue”.

  16. Finally, send yourself a “Test Slack” and you are done!

Last modified: March 10, 2020