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Offline wvdkuil

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Metar server down ?
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:15:15 PM »
More then half the requests for a METAR from http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov result in errors since yesterday.

Example:
USA:   http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/stations/KMMU.TXT
Europe: http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/stations/EBBR.TXT

Errors such as Connection reset by peer or a timeout, even after 10 seconds.

Any ideas?
Is there another source for raw METAR data?

The METAR is used to get current-weather-conditions (CCN) for weather-sites using a weather-program which does not supply CCN

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Re: Metar server down ?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 02:58:03 PM »
Same here, I've been seeing it often hangs site for about 10 seconds when it occurs.
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Re: Metar server down ?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 03:43:37 PM »
Went ahead and comment out // conditions metar for now.  It's been bad all day. Really last month or more. :sad:

I'm surprised others haven't noticed , if they have not much is being mentioned or maybe it's just my region again.  I went as far as ordering a solar sensor trying to get away from METAR altogether.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2018, 03:47:17 PM by ValentineWeather »
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Re: Metar server down ?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 07:55:01 PM »
Looks like the tgftp.nws.noaa.gov server is back running.. maybe they are moving stuff around to new servers ?!?.. didn't see any pre-outage notices on the NWS mailing list.
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