Monday, June 28, 2004

Web Services for Weather!

Some of you may have heard of WxML in the past. This is a different approach.

The National Weather Service is providing weather data now as an XML-based web service! Check it out:

The service provides the data using the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD)'s Digital Weather Markup Language (DWML)

NDFD XML contains forecasts for any combination of the following meteorological parameters:

  • Maximum Temperature
  • Minimum Temperature
  • 3 hourly Temperature
  • Dewpoint Temperature
  • 12 hour Probability of Precipitation
  • Liquid Precipitation Amounts (Quantitative Precipitation Forecast)
  • Snowfall Amounts
  • Cloud Cover Amounts
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
  • Sensible Weather
  • Wave Heights

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