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United States

What data is expected?

3-day forecasts of temperature, precipitation and wind. Forecasts have to be provided for several regions in the country. Short-term weather forecasts are relevant for the general public to plan activities, while also being reliable. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Temperature extremes
  • Temperature average
  • Wind speed
  • Wind direction
  • Precipitation Amount
  • Precipitation Probability
  • Forecast for current day and four following days

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Resolution 40 NOAA Policy NCEI data and products that contain international data may have conditions placed on their international commercial use. They can be used within the United States or for noncommercial international activities without restriction. Redistribution of these data by others must provide this same notification. The non-U.S. data cannot be redistributed for commercial purposes. For details, please consult the WMO policy (link is external). https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/customer-support
In an open and machine-readable format XML
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 2
findable_steps Google search
licence_url Public Domain - http://www.nws.noaa.gov/disclaimer.php
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service
characteristics Temperature extremes, Temperature average, Wind speed, Wind direction, Precipitation Amount, Precipitation Probability, Forecast for current day and four following days
location http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ndfd/technical.htm - website, https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/quick-links - website
A note on the license: "World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Resolution 40 NOAA Policy NCEI data and products that contain international data may have conditions placed on their international commercial use. They can be used within the United States or for noncommercial international activities without restriction. Redistribution of these data by others must provide this same notification. The non-U.S. data cannot be redistributed for commercial purposes. For details, please consult the WMO policy (link is external)." See further information at: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/customer-support

The submission is valid. Thank you, Katelyn Rogers, for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ndfd/technical.htm - website
   https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/quick-links - website
Data licence   Public Domain - http://www.nws.noaa.gov/disclaimer.php
Data format   XML
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Katelyn Rogers
Last modified   Fri Feb 03 2017 17:38:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)