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 Post subject: Source for METARs?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:32 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Source for METARs?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:25 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Source for METARs?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:16 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Source for METARs?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:26 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Source for METARs?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:43 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Source for METARs?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:29 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Source for METARs?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:30 pm 
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Thanks, budgie - that is working well for me.
Nigel


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 Post subject: Re: Source for METARs?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:48 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Source for METARs?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:46 am 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: Source for METARs?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:31 pm 
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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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