currenthurricane: Inconsistent output. .ForecastHour sometimes missing.

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I wrote an interface using the currenthurricane API. There are currently two active storms, Andrea and Yagi.

Yesterday (June 7), the .extendedforecast for Andrea provided .forecasthour values. Today, none of the .extendedforecast records have a .forecasthour.

There are no .forecasthour entries for either storm within the .extendedforecast section.

What is the logic behind there being a .forecasthour or not?
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We send the data we receive from NWS and NHC but it doesn't always contain the details of the ExtendedForecast. When there is no data to fill in there, the whole data set is left blank. The other option would be to allow the data values to appear but have each one of them be NULL.