Complete Data Retrieval, High Verbosity Data Retrieval

Using the parameters 'lat', 'lon' and 'layer' together will retrieve weather data that is '|' section delimited, '~' segment delimited and '*' element delimited. The values for the 'lat' and 'lon' parameters can be found here: http://developer.mapquest.com/web/tools/lat-long-finder.

'layer=high' will retrieve the forecasted weather data in a natural language format for all of the periods contained in the forecast.

Example Link:

http://api.parfait.snarkybox.com/forecast?lat=33.94&lon=-118.4&layer=high

What that link returns will look like this if viewed in a browser:

tx*00*2013-09-26T00:00:00-06:00*Snow. Low around 26. North wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.~tx*01*2013-09-26T06:00:00-06:00*Snow. High near 34. North northeast wind 9 to 13 mph becoming south in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.~tx*02*2013-09-26T18:00:00-06:00*Snow showers likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Northeast wind 5 to 11 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.~tx*03*2013-09-27T06:00:00-06:00*A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.~tx*04*2013-09-27T18:00:00-06:00*Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind 5 to 9 mph.~tx*05*2013-09-28T06:00:00-06:00*Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.~tx*06*2013-09-28T18:00:00-06:00*Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.~tx*07*2013-09-29T06:00:00-06:00*Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.~tx*08*2013-09-29T18:00:00-06:00*A slight chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.~tx*09*2013-09-30T06:00:00-06:00*A slight chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.~tx*10*2013-09-30T18:00:00-06:00*A slight chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.~tx*11*2013-10-01T06:00:00-06:00*A slight chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.~tx*12*2013-10-01T18:00:00-06:00*A slight chance of rain and snow. Snow level 7800 feet lowering to 7000 feet after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.~tx*13*2013-10-02T06:00:00-06:00*A slight chance of snow. Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.~|

Element Names:

ID hi00 hi01 hi02 hi03
Name layer_code period periodRange text
Data Type token token dateTime string