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 Post subject: European Metar Source?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:29 pm 
Any person know of a European Metar source that updates UK and German observations before 45 minutes past the hour?

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 Post subject: Try this!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:33 am 
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Hi there,

Try the NOAA's FTP server, go to the 'cycles' folder and download the latest text file (the files are named according to current UTC/Zulu time). Each file contains a list of the current metars from every observation station in the wordl that submitted a METAR at the given time.

Here's the link :)

ftp://weather.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/

Have fun!

Arman


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:39 am 
That is the same as that available from the interent retrieval window in DA WS titled Metar from NWS (the link just uses the http rather than the ftp server)...it updates even more slowly than the University servers.

I'm looking for a source that updates the data before it is nearly an hour old.

Thanks anyway:)

Pat

Ps The exact same data from the http link: http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/
A little faster than the ftp if you need the raw data files.


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 Post subject: ?!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:29 pm 
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Oh ok, although I think I'm a bit confused! Are you saying that the link (http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/ ) in DA downlaods metars that are more than an hour out of date?! Because the text files themselves from the FTP server are updated everyhour with no exception!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:12 pm 
The US NWS http and the ftp data are identical....they update every hour...UK and German data doesn't update until about 45 after the hour on the University servers, which tend to update faster than the NWS....meaning the data is nearly (nearly means close to BTW) an hour old....thus my reason for asking for another metar source---hopefully from Europe:)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:30 pm 
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Oh ok, I think I get it now :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:29 pm 
I would hope so...seems clear enough to me:)

Anyway, thanks for your suggestion from before..too bad the NWS doesn't update the files a little more quickly.


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