Cannot use API to access USA weather data that shows up on Weather.com/other sites.

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Weather data from a station shows in Weather.com but not in the API? Just a beginner, but using Weather.com's website, I can get information for San Isabel, CO - code is USCO0503 or USCO0503:1 - but cannot figure out how to access this same data through the API. Any help would be appreciated! Weather channel website link: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/...
This API call should show this station, but it doesn't???
http://api.wunderground.com/api//geol...
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Posted 5 years ago

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WunderWilliam

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Our API will return the closest available station, but weather.com has a slightly different system (TruPoint) for both forecasts and conditions.

Since the data isn't from a particular or specific data (it's interpolated and calculated from many stations), you can't request it through our API.
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That explains why their data never matches yours. Thanks!