Weather Company Data Packages - Cleaned Historical delivers high-resolution temperature, wind, hail, and diameter information

IBM United States Software Announcement 219-523
November 19, 2019

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Weather Company Data Packages - Cleaned Historical adds historical data derived from the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh model. The data, available through an API subscription, is useful for organizations desiring a high-resolution data set for correlation and analytic purposes.

What is new:

  • 1km x 1km resolution variables across the contiguous US derived from historical High-Resolution Rapid Refresh model data.
  • Temperature, wind speed, wind gusts, wind direction, and hail diameter variables.
  • Historical archive dating back to May 30, 2015.

The user can request information for a specific geolocation (latitude and longitude) or other location identifier (for example, postal code) for a historical date range. The API returns the requested historical data in one of the supported delivery formats (for example, CSV or JavaScript™ Object Notation). Predefined subscription levels are available.

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Key requirements

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Weather Company Data Packages - Cleaned Historical weather data requires internet access.

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Planned availability date

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November 19, 2019

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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Product positioning

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Weather Company Data Packages offer you one of the most flexible weather-centric use cases with a broad set of weather services spanning current, forecast, lifestyle indices, and severe weather. They provide data services designed to help organizations quickly incorporate weather data into their business processes, analytics platforms, and web and mobile applications.

The data packages extend Weather Company Data for IBM Cloud entry point offering for developers with a richer set of data services. It gives users the ability to embed weather into their own applications or build new applications. All of this is in addition to using the industry-oriented weather solutions offerings for aviation, energy, media, and insurance currently available from IBM.

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Reference information

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For information about Weather Company Data Packages, see

  • Software Announcement 219-200, dated April 9, 2019.
  • Software Announcement 217-357, dated July 25, 2017.
  • Software Announcement 217-182, dated April 18, 2017.
  • Software Announcement 216-395, dated September 13, 2016.

For more information about Weather Company Data - Cleaned Historical, see Software Announcement 217-089, dated March 7, 2017.

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-B22 Cloud Service Weather Company Data

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

Weather Company Data Packages - Cleaned Historical weather data requires internet access.

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Planning information


This offering is accessed through the internet. There is no physical media or electronic deliverable.

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Weather Company Data (5737-B22)

Part number name and description Part number
Weather Company DCH US 1km High Resolution RRD 1000 Thousand API Calls per Month D020AZX
Weather Company DCH US 1km High Resolution RRD 1000 API Calls Overage D020GZX

Charge metric

Definitions of the charge metrics for this cloud service can be found in the following Service Description documents:

Program identifier Service Description document title Service Description document number
5737-B22 Weather Company Data Packages 7492-13

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section.

Follow-on levels of this cloud service, if any, may have updated charge metrics. See the Cloud Services terms website. Search using the four-digit base Service Description number and scroll down to the Charge Metric section.

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Terms and conditions

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Additional technical support information for this Cloud Service offering may be found in the IBM Support Guide or in service-specific documentation.

Service Description

The following Service Description document appliesto the offering in this announcement.

Program identifier Service Description document title Service Description document number
5737-B22 Weather Company Data Packages 7492-13

Follow-on levels of this cloud service, if any, may have updated terms. See the Cloud Services terms website and search using the four-digit base Service Description number.

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Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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