Tropical API Parameters

 

Request parameters 



Tropical API Query String Parameters

Parameter Description Default value
api Hostname to be used only in production: api.accuweather.com N/A Required
apidev Hostname to be used only in development: apidev.accuweather.com N/A Required
apikey Unique code used to access the API N/A Required
version Current version of the API v1 Required
year Year of the cyclone(s) N/A Optional
basinID Unique id used to identify a basin (NP, SP, NI, SI, AL, EP ) N/A Optional
depressionID Numeric id of the tropical cyclone N/A Optional
format Format of the response JSON Optional

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Tropical Storm Response Parameters

Parameter Description
Year Year of origination.
BasinID Basin identifier (NP, SP, NI, SI, AL, EP).
DepressionNumber The NHC depression number.
Name The name of the depression.
IsActive True if the depression has been updated recently.
IsSubtropical True when depression is classified as a subtropical cyclone.
AccuID AccuWeather storm ID. May be NULL. If NULL, this parameter will not be displayed.
HurdatID Hurdat (hurricane database) storm ID. May be NULL. If NULL, this parameter will not be displayed.
AtcfID ATCF (Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting) storm ID. May be NULL. If NULL, this parameter will not be displayed.

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Tropical Storm Position Response Parameters

Parameter Description
Storm
Advisory
Position
MaxWindGust Maximum wind gust associated with the storm.
SustainedWind Maximum sustained wind associated with the storm.
MinimumPressure Minimum pressure associated with the storm.
Movement
Status Storm status, in English.
Landmark Landmark name, in English.
Direction Direction to the landmark
Range Distance to the landmark.

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Tropical Storm Forecast Response Parameters

Parameter Description
DateCreated Datetime that the forecast was created, displayed in ISO8601 format: yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss±hh:mm.
EpochDateCreated Datetime that the forecast was created, displayed as the number of seconds that have elapsed since January 1, 1970 (midnight UTC/GMT).
ForecastDateTime Datetime that the forecast is valid, displayed in ISO8601 format: yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss±hh:mm.
ForecastEpochDateTime Datetime that the forecast is valid, displayed as the number of seconds that have elapsed since January 1, 1970 (midnight UTC/GMT).
Storm
Position
MaxWindGust Maximum wind gust associated with the storm.
SustainedWind Maximum sustained wind associated with the storm.
Status Storm status, in English.

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