Source for METARs?

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Source for METARs?

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For METAR source data I've used the Albany U site, but that seems to have gone inactive, for whatever reason. Other links in the DAWS list seem to have gone quiet as well. Does anyone have an up to date list of on-line METAR data sources that can be ingested into DAWS? Thanks!

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Re: Source for METARs?

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I've been using this one without any issues (that I've noticed) until today:
http://www.atmos.albany.edu/weather/dat ... @H_sao.wmo

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Re: Source for METARs?

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Thanks Budgie! Thought I was using that one but it came back with no data. Don't think there's a firewall issue, so I'll have to play with it some more.

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Re: Source for METARs?

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That site no longer works for me. When I click on the link I get a 404 Not Found message. I found that there's a new site with a DAES ID, and have asked the webmaster about global METAR data from that site.

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And here's the reply from the webmaster:

"We have terminated that service. We will not be making that data available any more. Sorry"

So it looks like Albany is no longer available for downloadable METAR.

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Sorry it's taken 10 days, I've been away working but I've tested this one and it works fine:

http://weather.cod.edu/digatmos/sao/@Y@M@D@H.sao

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Re: Source for METARs?

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Thanks, budgie - that is working well for me.
Nigel

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Re: Source for METARs?

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I found out what my original problem was. In my script I didn't have a comma after DOWNLOAD. Didn't see it for some time (you see what you think should be there, not what's actually there). Having said that, the Albany URL is done. Found that an NIU link worked, until last week when it suddenly went dark as well.

But the COD link continues to work, so hopefully that will stay active for the future.

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Re: Source for METARs?

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http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observ ... cycles/@HZ

This link is no longer valid do you know what the new link is for this data.
Thanks
Ross

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