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Weather Underground no longer offers API keys

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    RainMachine Support

    Hi, David
    Yes, we heard, just like you, about their business decision to stop providing Free API keys.
    They did not send an official letter prior to this announcement to let us know about their intentions.

    Again, sorry for this inconvenience.
    We are now working to provide an alternative solution as soon as possible.

    Thank you for your understanding,
    RainMachine Support

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    Trent Hanson (Edited )

    OpenWeatherMap has added personal weather station support. It would be great if you expanded the OWM api on the Rainmachine to be able to target a particular station like you can with weather underground.

    https://openweathermap.org/stations

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    David Browning

    Another good option it seems.  They are offering API access.

    https://www.ambientweather.com/ambientnet.html

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    Nicholas

    Hi Trent,

    Do you already have a station that publishes to OpenWeatherMap ? We are interested if we can get an aggregate of date for "yesterday" with a query like this: 

    http://samples.openweathermap.org/data/3.0/measurements?station_id=816a&from=1528070401&to=1528269394&appid=b1b15e88fa797225412429c1c50c122a1

     

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    Brad Kittredge

    Hi Nicholas,

    I have a station that is apparently publishing to OpenWeatherMap successfully (I say "apparently" because I just get an empty set returned when I query against their API, even though my system logs indicate that gets published every five minutes).  I'd be happy sending you the "station_id" and "appid" on the chance that there is actual data there that would be useful to your development.  

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    Nicholas

    Hi Brad,

    That would be great thank you, please send me the information to nicu.pavel@rainmachine.com. What are you using for pushing data to OpenWeatherMap ? Do you have a station that can be configured to push directly or you use a bridge ?

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    Brad Kittredge

    The station doesn't push directly to OpenWeatherMap, though it does push directly to WUnderground.  I'm using a software bridge -- weewx -- to push the data to OpenWeatherMap.  I'll send the information via email.

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    Trent Hanson

    I apologise for the late reply, I do have a weather station but I haven't had time yet to get the data exporting. I'll be doing it the same way as Brad using a FOSS software bridge, probably weewx just like him. Given that you are working on this I can try to get it working this weekend if you need it to try to get this working. Please let me know if you would like me to prioritise it. 

    I'm very happy to see that this is under development. We should keep in mind that OpenWeatherMap probably implemented this because IBM (the new owner of Weather Underground) dumped API access and killed the open community. We may need to work with OWM to get this working as it's so new on their side as well.

    My hope is everybody out there with weather stations dumps Weather underground and starts sending their data to OWM so we can recover the community IBM just destroyed. Anyway, Thanks for working on this Nick :).

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    Panahead

    Hi,

    I wanted to ger some advice from you guys.. I have a Davis Weather station that transmits its data to Weather Underground... Along with 4 RM machines (a large area) that are downloading the data from WU... I set this all up years ago whe RM first came out... I have 2 questions... firstly... Am I in danger of loosing my currrent API key that I got from WU years ago with having the auto updates enabled on my RM machines? Secondly... My place is in a extreme micro climate on the central coast of California... right above the fog line.. My forecasts are normaly under estimated for the maximum temperature.. Both from weather underground and from NOAA...And my water is free (from a spring) so I am not concered abut saving water... how should I set my machines up to insure i get enough water to everything? it seems that I am curently underwatering? here are some screens shots... Now that i look at the screen shots what happend just after Sept. 10th? and it seems the same across the board for all my RM devices? including one that is in Los Angeles that gets it's data differently? I would apprecaite any help you can give me.. I am not at the same level as you guys are... just trying to keep my crops and plants alive and healthy... Thanks...

    the machine in Los Angeles...

     





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    Victoria Gardner

    Hi, all.

    Personal weather station owners who have API keys will have continuing, uninterrupted access to their data and short-term forecasts.  New PWS owners who don't have API keys can continue to sign up their stations via this page:  https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/signup?new=1.  

    Current and additional information about changes to the API will be announced on the API Community Forum, https://apicommunity.wunderground.com/weatherapi.

    Thank you!

    Victoria Gardner

    victoria.gardner@ibm.com

    Weather Underground API customer service

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    RainMachine Support

    Hi, Victoria
    Thank you for taking time and clarify this for our users.

    RainMachine Support

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