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Historical weather data

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Meteoroid

Hi fellow Alteryx-addicted friends!

Just wanted to know if you had any relevant data source to recommend to download historical data on climate? (ie temperature, humidity) on a specific location?

There's a few websites out there but wanted to know your best off!

Thanks,

Did a post on my blog a few months ago on parsing the UK Met office historic station data:

http://jdunkerley.co.uk/2015/09/04/downloading-and-parsing-met-office-historic-station-data-with-alt...

 

Been meaning to look at the NOAA data but havent got around to it yet (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/land-based-station-data/land-based-datasets/quality-controlled-...

Creative Director
Creative Director

We have a sample that downloads and parses data from https://www.wunderground.com/

 

From Help > Sample Workflows > Data Artistry > Download Data and Parse Report

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Tara McCoy
Alteryx Partner

Hey Storegga_Effect,

 

https://developer.forecast.io/ - 1000 free calls every day

 

http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/dods/ - is great for raw historical data - (check out http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3200984/where-can-i-find-historical-raw-weather-data for an example of how you can use the data).

 

Meteoroid

Muchas gracias fellows for these insightful answers!

Bolide

How do you work with the NCDC data if you don't know/have Python? I couldn't get Alteryx to read .dds or .das.

@thizviz
Meteoroid

Hi, Did not have a chance to try it - but looks like ALT does not read these files as you pointed out. Did you find what you're looking for?

@TaraM - It seems that the sample workflow you referenced is no longer included.  How can I get a copy of if? 

 

Thanks!

Creative Director
Creative Director

I am attaching it here - you may need to change the base map in the Report map tool.

Tara McCoy

Thanks a million.

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