An overview of the information required to begin a Historical Weather Forecast data sample evaluation.
How to configure your Historical Forecast data experience:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Which daily forecast issuances would you like to be included?
- Available issuances: 00:00, 06:00, 12:00, 18:00 (UTC)
- 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)