What would you advise for a concise query for the last hour of rainfall for a given latitude and logitude? We are flexible on query type and response type. This is a great service and we look forward to expanded use.
This can be done in US locations using the query:
where 20120101 is the date
NY/Syracuse can be any location query (including lat,lon like 35.5,-121.5)
In the returned result look for "precipi", this is the past hour precipitation. That value is -9999 if the airport weather station is not experiencing precipitation or does not report the value. Otherwise the value is in inches.