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NDFD Web Service's Icon/Weather Conditions XML fields

The list of all possible fields for the NDFD Web Service's <conditions-icon> child element <icon-link> (a subset of those at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/weather/images/fcicons/) are:

For the NDFD Web Service’s 12 hourly and 24 hourly summary products, the <weather-conditions> element (a child element of the <weather> element) can have the attribute "weather-summary". Also, under the <weather-conditions> element, a child element <value> can exist if conditions warrant it. Subsequent attributes of the <value> element are:

"coverage"
"Intensity"
"weather-type"
"additive"
"qualifier"

Here is an example:

<weather-conditions weather-summary="Rain/Sleet Likely">
  <value coverage="likely" intensity="light" weather-type="rain" qualifier="none"/>
  <value coverage="likely" intensity="light" additive="and" weather-type="snow" qualifier="none"/>
  <value coverage="likely" intensity="light" additive="and" weather-type="ice pellets"    qualifier="none"/>
</weather-conditions>

Below is a list of all possible options for the five attributes "coverage", "intensity", "weather-type", "additive", and "qualifier" for the <value> element:

“coverage”

<xsd:attribute name="coverage" use="optional">
  <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
  <xsd:enumeration value="slight chance"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="chance"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="likely"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="occasional"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="definitely"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="isolated"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="scattered"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="numerous"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="patchy"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="areas"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="widespread"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="periods of"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="frequent"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="intermittent"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="brief"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="none"/>
</xsd:attribute>

“weather-type”

<xsd:attribute name="weather-type" use="optional">
  <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
  <xsd:enumeration value="freezing drizzle"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="freezing rain"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="snow showers"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="blowing snow"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="blowing dust"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="rain showers"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="ice pellets"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="frosts"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="rain"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="hail"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="snow"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="thunderstorms"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="drizzle"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="fog"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="haze"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="smoke"/>
</xsd:attribute>

“intensity”

<xsd:attribute name="intensity" use="optional">
  <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
  <xsd:enumeration value="very light"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="light"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="moderate"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="heavy"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="none"/>
  </xsd:attribute>
  <xsd:attribute name="additive" use="optional">
  <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
  <xsd:enumeration value="and"/>
  <xsd:enumeration value="or"/>
  </xsd:restriction>
  </xsd:simpleType>
</xsd:attribute>

“qualifier”

<xsd:attribute name="qualifier" use="optional">
  <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
  <xsd:pattern value="(\p{L}* ?\p{L}*)?(,\p{L}+ ?\p{L}*)*"/>
</xsd:attribute>

The following is a list of all possible fields for the <weather-conditions> attribute “weather-summary”:

“weather-summary”

Sunny
Mostly Sunny
Partly Sunny
Mostly Cloudy
Cloudy
Clear
Mostly Clear
Partly Cloudy
Increasing Clouds
Decreasing Clouds
Becoming Cloudy
Clearing
Gradual Clearing
Clearing Late
Becoming Sunny
Patchy Fog
Dense Fog
Areas Fog
Fog
Blowing Snow
Blowing Dust
Blowing Sand
Patchy Haze
Areas Haze
Haze
Patchy Ice Crystals
Areas Ice Crystals
Ice Crystals
Patchy Ice Fog
Areas Ice Fog
Ice Fog
Patchy Freezing Fog
Areas Freezing Fog
Freezing Fog
Freezing Spray
Patchy Smoke
Areas Smoke
Smoke
Patchy Frost
Areas Frost
Frost
Patchy Ash
Areas Ash
Volcanic Ash
Slight Chance Sleet
Chance Sleet
Sleet Likely
Sleet
Slight Chance Rain Showers
Chance Rain Showers
Rain Showers Likely
Rain Showers
Slight Chance Rain
Chance Rain
Rain Likely
Rain
Heavy Rain
Slight Chance Drizzle
Chance Drizzle
Drizzle Likely
Drizzle
Slight Chance Snow Showers
Chance Snow Showers
Snow Showers Likely
Snow Showers
Slight Chance Flurries
Chance Flurries
Flurries Likely
Flurries
Slight Chance Snow
Chance Snow
Snow Likely
Snow
Blizzard
Slight Chance Rain/Snow
Chance Rain/Snow
Rain/Snow Likely
Rain/Snow
Slight Chance Freezing Rain
Chance Freezing Rain
Freezing Rain Likely
Freezing Rain
Slight Chance Freezing Drizzle
Chance Freezing Drizzle
Freezing Drizzle Likely
Freezing Drizzle
Slight Chance Wintry Mix
Chance Wintry Mix
Wintry Mix Likely
Wintry Mix
Slight Chance Rain/Freezing Rain
Chance Rain/Freezing Rain
Rain/Freezing Rain Likely
Rain/Freezing Rain
Slight Chance Wintry Mix
Chance Wintry Mix
Wintry Mix Likely
Wintry Mix
Slight Chance Rain/Sleet
Chance Rain/Sleet
Rain/Sleet Likely
Rain/Sleet
Slight Chance Snow/Sleet
Chance Snow/Sleet
Snow/Sleet Likely
Snow/Sleet
Isolated Thunderstorms
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
Chance Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms Likely
Thunderstorms
Severe Tstms
Water Spouts
Windy
Blustery
Breezy
Hot
Cold
none

 

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