API Update: ANN Bias Correction For Temperature Forecasts
We have integrated an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) into our API to improve temperature forecasts.
As of February 21st - all temperature values returned from the API include updated model bias corrections using an Artificial Neural Network (ANN).
This methodology allows for much more accurate near term (1-3 day) temperature forecasts, especially in areas which models persistently forecast either too warm, or too cold temperatures (bias).
In most areas, forecast accuracy improvements are small (1-2 degrees F). However, in some areas with more obvious model biases - forecast improvements are dramatic. Such as Phoenix, Arizona (USA), and Miami, Florida (USA).
Although, notably - the improvements are smaller in areas with little to no obvious model bias (See Raleigh, NC and Boston, MA).
These bias corrections impact any temperature field returned by the Weather Forecast API.
As always we are open to any feedback our users may have about the API. For any questions about the API - please contact email@example.com or contact us via our secure message form.
Thank you for using our API.
The Weatherbit API Team