SOAP Access to the Hurricane Information

Due to many requests, we are providing an alternative access to the hurricane site data. Currently, those who have experience using the web services technology SOAP can access several data sets about the current, active hurricanes or tropical storms.

For those interested, the web services description files (WSDL) are available from here. This file enumerates the three SOAP methods available to access the current hurricane information. The web service has been tested with MS-SOAP, Apache SOAP, and Perl's SOAP::Lite. The use of these web services is left to the user.

Here is a summary of the three methods available:

It is our hope that this will provide yet another method to provide time critical information about hurricanes and tropical storms that may effect the United States mainland. If you have problems with the service or have requests for additional services, please use the "Comment or Request" link from the front page of the Hurricane web site under the "Web Services Access" selection.

Good luck, and have fun ....