Weather Source™ continues to move ahead like a category 5 hurricane with the release of not only a new website but also version 3 of its patent-pending OnPoint® Platform which now includes access to climatology data in both hourly and daily format!
As part of the new website release, Weather Source will no longer be offering Past Weather Reports effective as of March 19, 2017.
Since 2011, we have offered the Past Weather Reports to customers via the Weather Source online store. The Past Weather Reports included raw government data from government weather stations. This data had significant limitations with respect to the number of locations and quality of data (up to 25% of raw government data has significant gaps, anomalies and errors).
The Past Weather Reports were a service we enjoyed providing to our customers and we learned a lot from providing this service, but with the release of OnPoint V3, our focus is now exclusively on providing enterprise and business quality weather data and ensuring OnPoint Weather data is the best in the business.
When we first started offering the Past Weather Reports, raw government data was not commonly available. However, it is now available online, for free, from several other sites, including:
- mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/agweather, and
Similar to our Past Weather Reports, the data on these sites is raw and of limited geographic scope.
With OnPoint Weather, we now have a complete and comprehensive continuum of past, present, and forecast global weather history data for all landmasses, and extending over 200 miles offshore, dating back to the year 2000. Further, all of OnPoint Weather data is quality-checked, error-corrected, and gap-filled so you can rest assured you are using data of the highest quality and accuracy.
With the release of version 3, the OnPoint Platform is now also able to generate climatology data for additional in-depth analysis and correlation. OnPoint Climatology allows businesses and enterprises the ability to compare weather to what should be ‘normal’ weather for any place and point in time. Weather parameters such as temperature, humidity, wind and precipitation can be differenced with climatology data to get a ‘departure from normal’ and climatology data can also as an accurate long-range forecast using mean and standard deviations.
OnPoint Weather is available in easy to use CSV files or on-demand via the OnPoint API with subscriptions starting at $600/month. With OnPoint Weather, you are able to harness the power of comprehensive, accurate, and hyper-local past, present and forecast global weather data.
For more information, or to access OnPoint Weather, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For support questions related to the online store or our Past Weather Reports, please email email@example.com.
Lastly, please go easy on our sales and support staff. They are not responsible for the business decision to discontinue the online Past Weather Reports.