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Author:  Joe Stepansky [ Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Source for METARs?

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!

Joe

Author:  Budgie [ Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Source for METARs?

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

Author:  Joe Stepansky [ Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Source for METARs?

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.

Author:  Joe Stepansky [ Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Source for METARs?

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.

Author:  Joe Stepansky [ Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Source for METARs?

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.

Author:  Budgie [ Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Source for METARs?

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

Author:  nigel.heasman [ Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Source for METARs?

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

Author:  Joe Stepansky [ Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Source for METARs?

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.

Author:  Wally [ Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Source for METARs?

You can always use
http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observ ... cycles/@HZ

as in
download,http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/cycles/@HZ.TXT,c:\yourfolder\yourfilenamefordata

I doubt this like will ever go away.
Still, I've been using
http://weather.cod.edu/digatmos/sao/@Y@M@D@H.sao

I think the FSU metar source is still just fine:
http://www.met.fsu.edu/rawdata/metar/20 ... @D@H.metar

For buoys:
http://weather.cod.edu/digatmos/syn/@Y@M@D@H.syn

Author:  Ross [ Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Source for METARs?

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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