Attempting to write a script to pull historical weather data from a website

Discussion created by dcool003 on Oct 3, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 4, 2012 by achapkowski-esristaff
The goal I want to accomplish is to write a script and/or create a tool that will pull historical weather data from a website (such as: http://www.almanac.com/weather/history/VA/Norfolk) and then associate it with a crime data shapefile that I have.  Ideally, I would like to have the weather data either output to its own shapefile or, the more preferable option, have that weather data be added to the crime shapefile in the form of an additional column.

This shapefile has data from 2007-2012 and has a date column in the attribute table called DATE_OCCU2 associated with each of the 14000 crime data points.

I am not well versed in python, having little need up to this point to use it.  Maybe someone has dealt with a problem similar to this one before.

Thank you for any help

Dylan Coolbaugh