Dark Sky Weather Data

Earlier this week I imported satellite weather data into Mapbox Studio Classic, making snapshots of temperatures across the continental United States as the morning warmed up:

All the data comes from Forecast.io, the same API that powers Dark Sky - the hyperlocal weather notification app a lot of us on the team use. I worked with Adam Grossman at Dark Sky to pull a sampling of global data sets: temperature, snow accumulation, and a really cool custom metric called kite score that tells whether it's a good day to fly a kite.

Stark temperature differences near the Himalayan Plateau.

Ideal conditions for kite flying in the Central Plains.

Heavy snows near the US-Canada border.

In a few months we will add live weather data feeds to Mapbox - sign up to become a beta tester.