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Offline wonderboy

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Hi

I wanted to look at historical weather data for the past 4 years from weatherunderground stations in different areas of the country. However, one thing that I have had difficulty in achieving is finding stations that have been active for the given time (since 2018, 2019). Is there a way one can filter out the weather stations which have not been active during this time (like put in to place in 2021 etc).

Currently, I just doing blind hit and trial.

Thanks!

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Re: Collecting Historial Data (Past 3/4 Years) - How to determine stations
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2022, 03:37:01 PM »
If you pick a larger city, you'll notice the higher the user's number is, the more recent their account was made.

KNDBISMA26 is my station for Bismarck, ND.  I used to be KNDBISMA2 until issues on their side killed my original login.  Through guessing, I see Bismarck is up to 51 stations.  Not all active.  I just guessed at the my link below until I got to 52 being an error.

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KNDBISMA26?cm_ven=localwx_pwsdash

About the best way to see what's active, is looking at the Wundermap in an area.

I'm sure if there is a way, WUnderground isn't going to exactly advertise it.  They don't want the regular public to know how much they rely in volunteer submissions of data.
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Re: Collecting Historial Data (Past 3/4 Years) - How to determine stations
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2022, 05:30:57 PM »
Hi 92merc

Thanks so much! This will help a lot! I was going through stations manually and checking for years to establish a baseline duration for the earliest recording.

I really appreciate it :)

 

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