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    Nicholas

    The PWS won't give you forecast which helps a lot. NOAA does send forecast and it's usually very good. From our experience this is the best setup (considering a well maintained PWS). You get the forecast from NOAA and correct this forecast with locally observed data.

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    Robby

    PWS connected to wunderground does get forecast information.  I also thought if you have 'both' NOAA and PWS it 'averages' the two.

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    Nicholas

    WUnderground gives you forecast (if you have API key for it) the PWS is the Personal Weather Station which only measures weather properties like temperature, rain, humidity etc.

    Indeed NOAA + WUnderground (with API key) will be "averaged"/mixed.

     

     

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    Jestered

    That is the exact setup I have, which is the PWS w/ API key, and as mentioned I do get forecast on the WUnderground side too.  It sounds like it's still considered to be best to use both PWS, w/ API key for forecast, and NOAA, correct?

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    Nicholas

    Yes.

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