The NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) NDFD SOAP API provides programmatic access to forecasts, weather watches/warnings, current observations, tropical cyclone advisories, and storm prediction center forecast products. This information comes from the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) and is intended for use by government agencies, commercial enterprises, and the general public. The API returns responses in an XML language called Digital Weather Markup Language (DWML).
We recently covered a competition that asks developers to create tools that will aid in natural disaster preparedness and relief. In light of this, and with Hurricane Florence fast approaching the Carolinas, we wanted to make sure Developers could find the tools they need to build life saving apps.
This article features ProgrammableWeb's Top 10 Weather APIs, selected on a variety of metrics, including PW followers, GitHub and Twitter activity, and recent news. Our Top Weather and Climate APIs include but are not limited to, BloomSky, AccuWeather, Open Weather Map, and Weather Underground.