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Helping Business Weather the Storm

by Mike Eilts, on Mar 20, 2019 10:09:13 AM

Most people think that once you get a meteorology degree, you’re destined to embark on a career as a forecaster. While that’s often true, it’s sometimes the case that a …

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Topics:GeneralDevelopersCross EnterpriseGIS

by Matthew Stevens, on Sep 21, 2018 11:19:58 AM

The WeatherOps platform features many forecaster-influenced components that help our clients better understand and respond to weather threats. Our meteorologists utilize various forms on the admin side of WeatherOps Commander …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 31, 2018 1:55:00 PM

Inversion of Control is a standard technique in software, and some software communities may be familiar with the term. It is probably a less familiar term to many developers in …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 10, 2018 9:58:09 AM

The Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) is the mesoscale model of choice for researchers around the world. It also the model behind NCEP’s 3-km HRRR forecasts. Nearly two hundred …

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by Nicholas Hunter, on Jul 6, 2018 1:55:00 PM

We are adding new features to our tile-based lightning display API, including support for Vector Tiles. These additions will allow fast, custom styling of lightning data in a map. Vector …

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Topics:DevelopersLightning

by Ben Baranowski, on Jun 7, 2018 1:01:00 PM

As we approach the launch of an updated hail data API, I want to show how we've improved it. Our previous hail API allowed users to get contours for a …

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Topics:DevelopersCross EnterpriseHail

by Daphne Thompson, on May 31, 2018 3:58:38 PM

While many may think of WDT as the parent company of WeatherOps forecasts or RadarScope, we are much more than that. We also work with all types of weather data …

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Topics:RadarScopeDevelopersTropicalFrontierFloodGIS

by Dr. Richard Carpenter, on May 23, 2018 1:35:52 PM

Since its inception in 2000, WDT has run Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models operationally. In 2004, we began using the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) as its operational mesoscale …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 4, 2017 10:52:32 AM

One of the pain points we run into at WDT is customers that need bulk weather data but have no experience with scientific data formats. Since the release of our high-resolution analysis …

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Topics:SkyWiseDevelopers

by Daphne Thompson, on May 16, 2017 2:29:16 PM

What makes the SkyWise® Insight API unique? After all, most weather APIs allow you to fetch data from the nearest weather station, which may be miles away. While this may …

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Topics:SkyWiseDevelopers

by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 6, 2017 1:27:53 PM

WeatherOps Commander is turning three this year, and those have been some busy years! We have added features to meet the needs of many different industries. Our product has been a part of concerts, …

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Topics:WeatherOpsDevelopers

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 9, 2017 2:00:00 PM

At WDT, we currently have around ten different APIs for accessing a variety of precision weather data. Each API was designed and built with specific use cases in mind. Why …

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Topics:SkyWiseDevelopers

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 23, 2017 9:58:12 AM

WDT recently migrated its Weather Mass Notification System (WMNS) from a traditional datacenter to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. One of the largest hardships in this migration was managing nearly 300GB …

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Topics:Developers

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 16, 2017 11:30:11 AM

Name: Ross Kimes Current Position: Mobile Developer Degree: B.S. Meteorology, Computer Science Minor, University of Oklahoma (2012) What type of work do you perform? I mainly work on the Apple iOS version of our …

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Topics:RadarScopeDevelopers

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 14, 2017 3:08:28 PM

Developers look at weather differently than meteorologists. My favorite way is to use historical weather data. I compare different years of data, producing an output that helps answer questions that might otherwise …

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Topics:SkyWiseDevelopers

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 9, 2017 10:48:10 AM

Name: Nicholas Hunter Current Position: Senior Software Engineer Degree: M.S. in Computer Science What type of work do you perform? Nick primarily works with WDT services that produce tiled meteorological data sets, such as …

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Topics:SkyWiseDevelopers

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 9, 2017 10:44:45 AM

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the American Meteorological Society’s 97th annual meeting, where I gave a presentation on the challenges and successes of creating APIs for weather data My …

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Topics:SkyWiseDevelopers

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 5, 2016 11:33:08 AM

Name: Ying Su Current Position: Software Engineer Degree: M.S. in Computer Science What type of work do you perform? I am on the web service team at WDT. I work on building web …

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Topics:WeatherOpsDevelopers

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 5, 2016 11:30:36 AM

Changes to Commander are well underway, as we have reached the halfway point in the development of version 4.0. Careful design and development consideration was made with regards to how …

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Topics:WeatherOpsDevelopers

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 6, 2016 1:08:40 PM

Name: Devin Clark Current Position: Web Engineer, Web Services Team Degree: AAS in Computer Science What type of work do you perform? I build WeatherOps Commander and WeatherOps Display. What …

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Topics:WeatherOpsDevelopers

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 7, 2016 1:28:37 PM

Name: Paul Kamis Current Position: Software Engineer / Meteorologist Degree: BS Meteorology (minor in CS) What type of work do you perform? I do a lot of things: building scalable …

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Topics:SkyWiseDevelopers

by Justin Stewart, on Sep 7, 2016 1:28:12 PM

In this tutorial, we're going to create assets from geojson for every county in Oklahoma using Insight API's Python client library. Then, we're going to walk through creating a choropleth …

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Topics:SkyWiseDevelopers

by Justin Stewart, on Sep 7, 2016 1:27:30 PM

Let's take a look at how we can create a matplotlib streamplot using Insight API's Wind Direction and Wind Speed location endpoints. It is recommended that you follow along with …

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Topics:SkyWiseDevelopers

by Justin Stewart, on Aug 17, 2016 2:18:29 PM

The Time Series feature in the Insight API allows us to easily query data and build charts for locations and assets over periods of time. Let's look at basic example …

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Topics:SkyWiseDevelopers

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 28, 2016 11:38:53 AM

One of the most critical tasks of any control center or dispatch operator is quickly pinpointing areas of system disruption. From power lines and substations, to wind turbines and pipelines, weather …

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Topics:WeatherOpsSkyWiseDevelopersLightningTornadoUtilities

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 29, 2016 3:01:12 PM

Name: Stdrovia Blackburn Current Position: Mobile Creative Director Degree: BFA in Visual Communications What type of work do you perform? I design and develop mobile apps. I’ve worked on everything …

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Topics:RadarScopeDevelopers

by Andrew MacKenzie, on Mar 11, 2016 2:16:03 PM

Computer troubles are a headache. For most people, a broken computer means a really, bad day and a rough time until it's fixed. For a weather company, it can lead …

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