Hourly Format Return Values
This is an element that contains a number of georeferenced point elements containing weather data.
This is an attribute of the dailysummary element that contains the data format of the weather data you are accessing.
This is an attribute of the hourly query that contains the last update time of the forecast information in GMT in the format YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS. For forecast variables this occurs four times a day. For non-forecast variables this will read 1970-01-01T00:00:00.
This is an element that contains a summary description of the data returned.
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This is an attribute of the title element that describes the format of the data in the return.
This is the data copyright info.
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This is the element that contains a number of ranges of weather information for one particular geo-location that you have requested.
This is an attribute of the location element in decimal format containing the latitude. South is represented by the negative sign.
This is an attribute of the location element in decimal format containing the longitude. West is represented by the negative sign.
This is the element that contains weather information for one particular timestamp.
This is an attribute of the step element that defines the exact timestamp for the weather data in the format YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS. This will be in local time based upon the offset parameter in your request.
Within each ranges element you will have an element specific to the variable you are requesting that contains the ranges of the variable for that day.
There may be multiple var elements within each step if you are requesting more than one variable.
This is an attribute within the <var> element that defines the unit the variable is in. For an index of unit types please visit Weather 101.
This is an attribute within the <var> element that defines a string value to a numeric value. This is used specifically in the Wind direction and Clouds variables. For a full list of values please see the Weather 101 glossary.
Wind_Direction Example: summary=NE, SE, NW
Clouds Example: summary=cloudy, partlycloudy, mostlycloudy