Weather forecasts

Below is some general information regarding the weather forecasts that the Cirrus Forecast service creates.


Update frequency

Depending on which plan you subscribe to, the weather forecast gets updated at different times and frequencies. Below you will find a breakdown for each plan.

Plan Updates per day Hours updated
Stratus 5 12am, 6am, 12pm, 5pm, 9pm
Cumulus 8 12am, 3am, 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm
Nimbus 12 12am, 2am, 4am, 6am, 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
Cirrus 24 Every hour

Time of day

Period Time
Morning 6:00:00 AM – 11:59:59 AM
Afternoon 12:00:00 PM – 4:59:59 PM
Evening 5:00:00 PM – 8:59:59 PM
Night 9:00:00 PM – 5:59:00 AM

New forecast availability

Forecasts for the following hour are created within 15 minutes before that hour so it will be available before the top of the hour.

Example

If a location is subscribed to the Cirrus plan and it is almost 1pm, the weather forecast file for 1pm will be created between 12:45pm and 1:00pm.

Sponsors

Selling sponsor spots for your weather forecasts is a great way to raise additional revenue.

Length

The maximum length of a sponsor is 175 characters which is approximately 20-25 words.

{info} In order to keep the forecast within 30 seconds, as the sponsor gets longer, the weather forecast will get shorter. Meaning, less details are given or less weather periods are provided in order to accommodate the longer sponsor.

Examples

Here are some examples to get you started.

If you don't currently have a sponsor, you could use something like the following:

  • listeners like you
  • listeners like you. If you would like to sponsor this forecast, please call us at 123-456-7890

Other examples:

  • Bob's Pizza. Order online at bobspizza.com
  • Larry's Hardware at 123-456-7890 or larryshardware.com
  • Media Grid LLC, providing consulting in software development and systems architecture specializing in business and SaaS applications. We can be reached at mediagrid.us

If you have issues with a website being pronounced or it is being said too fast, try spelling it out:

  • bob's pizza dot com
  • larry's hardware dot com
  • media grid dot u s

Disclaimer: The websites above are examples only. We do not endorse or disapprove of any companies/websites used. Only one exception, our own of course, Media Grid LLC :)