Can I use the API to collect historical temperature data (high, low, average) by cities of my choosing going back 100 years?

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I am trying to collect historical temperature data for a project. Through all my research I keep on ending up at WU. I did a request through NOAA but I fear that it will take them too long to process my request. While filling out that request I was limited in the range of years I want to analysis. With the WE API can I collect temperature data (high, low, average) going back 25, 50, or 100 years? 
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mike.resoli

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Best thing I've found by looking through the docs is access to Wunderground's weather records as bad far as they go or 30 years through the National Weather Service (Only available in the USA).

http://www.wunderground.com/weather/api/d/docs?d=data/almanac
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history api call exists for info they have observed or have imported from NWS.  If you have an api key, please see:  https://www.wunderground.com/weather/api/d/docs?d=data/history ... if for example you query 73120 for 19740116 you get no data but if you query 69101 data exists.  So it depends o where you want to query how far back their archive exists ;-)
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You might be able to find some of this data for U.S. stations here:

http://www.rcc-acis.org/docs_webservices.html