Weather Alarms

General Information

  • The AccuWeather API provides subscribers access to location based weather alarm data via a simple RESTful web interface.

  • AccuWeather weather alarms are determined using the daily forecasts for a location.  An alarm exists for a location if the forecasted weather meets or exceeds a specific threshold:

Rain 0.5 inch 12.7 mm
Snow 1 inch 2.54 cm
Ice 0.1 inch 0.254 mm
Sustained Wind 30 mph 48 kph
Wind Gust 40 mph 64 kph
Thunderstorm Probability 75% 75%


  • Alarm searches require a location key.  Please use the  Location API in order to obtain the location key for your desired location. 

  • A list of daily alarms of type rain, ice, wind, wind gusts and thunderstorms may be retrieved using the unique location key as provided by AccuWeather. 
  • Daily alarms may be retrieved for 1 day, 5 days, 10 days, 15 days or 25 days.