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Update METAR source URL

Postby PH-JAKE » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:53 pm

With the closure of the NOAA web service of METAR data (see this announcement) the standard METAR URL used in OpenRadar (http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/) doesn't work anymore. After a search I found a proper replacement URL

http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/stations/

Fill this in on the Settings tab and your METAR will work again.
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Re: Update METAR source URL

Postby jomo » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:41 am

I cannot get the metar data
Can anybody try if he gets the metar data?
I tried
- http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observat ... /stations/ the new suggested
- http://www.aviationweather.gov/metar/da ... =on&date=0

Both do supply me with the ATIS as well for EDDF as also KJFK - if I try direct in Firefox!!
In OR I get [b]"Metar for EDDF not found"[/b]
The Offer "right Click" gives me a new selection - but no metar!

That is a hanger for me because without that I cannot provide ATIS to customers!
thx
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Re: Update METAR source URL

Postby a-v-o » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:08 am

for the official releases of OR from Wolfram use the suggested URL:
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http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/stations/


for the inofficial download of the preview version use the following URL:
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http://www.aviationweather.gov/adds/dataserver_current/httpparam?dataSource=metars&requestType=retrieve&format=csv&hoursBeforeNow=168&mostRecentForEachStation=true&fields=raw_text,observation_time&stationString=%s
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Re: Update METAR source URL

Postby jomo » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:51 am

a-v-o wrote in Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:08 am:for the inofficial download of the preview version use the following URL:
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http://www.aviationweather.gov/adds/dataserver_current/httpparam?dataSource=metars&requestType=retrieve&format=csv&hoursBeforeNow=168&mostRecentForEachStation=true&fields=raw_text,observation_time&stationString=%s

thanks - is working
will be used tonight and tomorrow
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Re: Update METAR source URL

Postby wagnerw » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:37 am

I just updated the published versions to correct the changed URLs. The URLs in this thread are still correct.
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