By Ryan Whitcomb Version 1, created 6/13/2016 Tags: weather, rain, snow, sleet, fog, temperature, wind
Under the National Oceanic and Atmpospheric Administration, the National Weather Service provides daily weather reports for cities across the county. This is done through the use of 122 different Weather Forcast Offices throughout the country. These WFOs are responsible for the daily weather reports for serveral cities throughout their region of coverage. This data set takes the information from these WFO reports for cities across the country through the months of April to June of 2016.
Additionally, some of the functions can return a sample of the Big Data using an extra argument. If you use this sampled Big Data, it may be much faster. When you are sure your code is correct, you can remove the argument to use the full dataset.
importweather# These may be slow!list_of_report=weather.get_weather(test=True)
Returns weather reports from the dataset.
Optional argument to control whether ALL or SOME of the data is returned for this function. This makes it much easier to develop and test your code, only using a large (slow) amount of data when you are ready.