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Historical Forecast Data Samples

An overview of the information required to begin a Historical Weather Forecast data sample evaluation.

How to configure your Historical Forecast data experience:

  1. What is your use case?
    • Please provide a few sentences about how your application will use Spire Weather Forecast data. This will help us guide you towards the best data experience.
  2. What is your success criteria?
    • Please provide a few sentences about what you are looking for while evaluating the data. What is required for your data experience to be considered a success? Please feel free to distinguish between "need-to-have" criteria and "nice-to-have" criteria as well.
  3. What is the historical date range of interest?
    • Typical requests are for 2-week time windows of recent forecasts. If you need a longer time range for your evaluation or particular use case, please discuss this with your commercial contact.
  4. Which weather data variables would you like to look at?
    • Weather variables are separated into distinct bundles. You can simply state the name of the bundles you are interested in having access to.
  5. Which forecast ranges would you like to evaluate?
    • Short range: 48 hour forecast with hourly updates
    • Medium range: 5 day forecast with 3-hourly updates
    • Extended range: 10 day forecast with 6-hourly updates
      • 10 day forecasts are available from September 2020 onwards
  6. Which daily forecast issuances would you like to be included?
    • Available issuances: 00:00, 06:00, 12:00, 18:00 (UTC)
  7. What is your area of interest for the study?
    • A simple list of Latitude+Longitude points is perfectly acceptable. For regions, a formal definition in GeoJSON is preferred. You can use http://geojson.io/ to draw an area. Other standard geographical formats are acceptable as well if you prefer to use another format (e.g. Shapefile)