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Offline daneast

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NWS API Contact info
« on: February 14, 2021, 09:45:07 AM »
Can anyone provide contact information for someone at the NWS in regards to API access? I need to discuss with them best practices, API rate limits, etc.  I also need to determine if there are lower level (perhaps binary) data sources that can be used for the consumption of forecast data in greater quantities.  Thanks

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Re: NWS API Contact info
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 11:00:47 AM »
I suggest you post them as questions on https://github.com/weather-gov/api/issues . The developers respond there to issues/questions.
Both JJKraw and I have had success there.
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Re: NWS API Contact info
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 11:39:30 AM »
Both JJKraw and I have had success there.

Aka Jasiu on this board.  :grin:

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Re: NWS API Contact info
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 05:42:27 PM »
That makes three different kinds of issues I've opened there with no response (besides someone else agreeing they have the same issue). Any actual contact information?

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Re: NWS API Contact info
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 05:55:03 PM »
The API docs at https://www.weather.gov/documentation/services-web-api#/

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Operational issues should be reported to nco.ops@noaa.gov.

General use questions can be asked on the API github site.
Two developers have posted on the Github site (sporadically).  I don't have a direct email for either one, but their
github profiles may have that info.
Ken True/Saratoga, CA, USA main site: saratoga-weather.org
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