COVID-19

The Value of Weather Data

in the Era of COVID-19

Anomalous weather patterns can alter both the supply and demand for consumer goods. When combined with other market forces such as COVID-19, the effects of weather are compounded. From the farmer’s field to grocery shelves to outdoor dining areas, weather and climate data are essential to help businesses succeed throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. 

Since March, Weather Source has been a thought leader in this area, helping businesses, investors, and researchers navigate through these unprecedented times. We have visualized weather’s potential effects on COVID-19, opened our API for research, and demonstrated how weather data can help mitigate economic impacts via webinars, blog posts, and more. 

This CARTO dashboard uses Weather Source OnPoint Climatology data to visualize global climatological averages for the month of November. This information is overlaid with urban sprawl data to reveal densely populated areas that have an average temperature below 50°F and are therefore more likely to experience seasonal COVID-19 spikes.

COVID-19 Press

The Value of Weather Insights in the Era of COVID-19
FactSet Insight, June 25, 2020


Leveraging Alternative Data as a Guide Through COVID-19 and Life Afterwards
S&P Global Market Intelligence, June 22, 2020


Quantamental Research Brief: Do Markets Yearn for the Dog Day of Summer? COVID, Climate, and Consternation
S&P Global Market Intelligence, May 6, 2020


COVID-19 Data Sets and How They Can be Used
Nasdaq TradeTalks, April 15, 2020


Weather Source Provides Powerful New Data Tool to COVID-19 Researchers
Yahoo News Canada, March 27, 2020


We Sat Down With the Experts to Talk About Weather and COVID-19
The Weather Network, March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Posts from our

Weather Bytes Blog

Analyzing Movement & Logistics During COVID-19


Weather and COVID-19 Have Far-Reaching Effects on the Food Supply Chain


Are Cool Temperatures Within Meat Processing Facilities Contributing to COVID-19 Outbreaks?


Weather Source Publishes COVID-19 Dataset on Snowflake Data Exchange


Planning for Severe Weather in the Midst of COVID-19


Weather Source Visualizes Weather’s Potential Effects on COVID-19, Opens API to Research

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