Articles for "weather station"

How do I find my nearest weather station?

Most weather data today is collected and stored by weather stations all over the globe. Weather stations are all around us; often residing at local airports or municipal locations. When you are looking for weather history data for your location, most weather systems will simply return data from your nearest station. More intelligent systems like …

How Historical Weather Data Records are Created from Local Weather Station Observations

Visual Crossing Weather Data offers historical weather data coverage for most locations in the world. To provide as accurate a historical weather data picture as possible, the product looks at multiple nearby weather stations so that the most accurate weather picture is created.  This articles explains the process used to create the historical weather records, how …

What forecast weather measures are available?

When you are exploring forecast weather data for business and personal use, it is important to know what weather measures are available. In this article we’ll provide a overview of the available weather metrics (also known as weather variables and weather parameters) grouped by theme. In addition, we’ll supply links to more detailed information where …

Using remote data sources in the Weather API

The Visual Crossing Weather API provides access to both historical and future, forecasted weather data. Wherever possible, we use official, physical weather station observations to provide the historical weather data. This ensures that the observations are of the highest quality. However in some cases, such as remote locations away from official weather stations or stations …

Replacing the OpenWeatherMap API with Visual Crossing Weather

Visual Crossing is a superior replacement for the OpenWeatherMap API (also known as the OpenWeather API) in both cost and functionality. By offering up to 1000 free results a day and full access to forecast historical data, Visual Crossing Weather makes it easy for everyone to test the API, compare data, evaluate extended weather functionality, …