Open Knowledge

Weather forecast 70% open

United States

What data is expected?

5 days forecast of temperature, precipitation and wind as well as recorded data for temperature, wind and precipitation for the past year. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data submitted should meet the following criteria:

  • 5 days forecast of temperature updated daily
  • 5 days forecast of wind updated daily
  • 5 days forecast of precipitation updated daily
  • Historical temperature data for the past year

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Unsure (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (XML)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (which includes the National Weather Service and the National Centers for Environmental Information))
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Forecast data is available at the link above.

Historical/climate data is available here:

There are some online and some offline data. The ones that are offline need to be ordered by mailing NCEI. All that is online can be downloaded for free but what is offline needs to be ordered and “most offline services require an additional charge." Also in order to “certify” data records in the case that they are used in court, there might be further costs.

Unsure if most of it is online but there definitely exists offline data. Here are places to look for online data: a. Dataset Gallery of NOAA; b. Quick links to many of NCEI’s datasets on weather/climate; c. Operational Climate Data Records; d. Climate Data: Dataset Discovery

Yes, openly licensed because it goes with the World Meteorological Organization Resolution, which means non-US info cannot be used for commercial use; international data can be used within the US or for noncommercial international uses without any restrictions.

Reviewer comments

I updated this submission with the forecast data in addition to the historical/climate data. We accept this submission because it meets our criteria of 5 days of precipitation, temperature and wind forecast.



  • Neal Bastek


  • anonymous