End of Service for the Weather Underground API

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We’re contacting you today to tell you about some upcoming changes to the Weather Underground (WU) API and what these changes mean for you.

The WU API has been around since 2010 to help you develop apps and websites as well as manage your Personal Weather Station data.  During that time, we’ve watched you build amazing products and visualize weather data with creativity and purpose.

Over the years, our infrastructure has struggled to keep up with the growing numbers of users coming to us for API data. We realized we needed to make changes to ensure the highest level of quality, performance and uptime for our API users.

As a result, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire the Weather Underground API. The Weather Company, which acquired WU back in 2012, offers a powerful suite of enterprise-grade APIs that might be better suited to meet your scale and performance needs while offering a broader range of weather data. You can see these products here.

Here’s what you need to know going forward:

  • Your subscriptions, and therefore access, will continue to work through 12/31/2018.

  • If you are a paying WU API customer, you will receive a call from a representative from The Weather Company, and IBM business, to discuss transition options to other API services. If you’d like to have these conversations sooner, contact us.

  • If you are a Personal Weather Station owner, you will receive more information about our plan to offer free access to the data you provide to Weather Underground. We’ll reach out once that plan has been finalized.

  • The WU Forum will continue to be the best place to connect, keep you informed, share your feedback and get your questions answered as we go through this process.


We are grateful for your commitment to Weather Underground and appreciate your understanding and support as we work through this process. These changes will allow us to continually improve our services and develop new features to keep WU a thriving place for you for many years to come.

Thanks for being part of the community.

Sincerely,

The WU Team
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Fred Kingston

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Is it my imagination or has both the custom and annual summaries been removed from the PWS ? Why am I sending WU my data? 
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Pauleen Ward Brown

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I am very sad this app is closing down.  I look at it every morning - for general weather conditions for my laundry, gardening etc and also for sailing.  Also annoyed that it wasn't announced by email to save me two days of trying to log on, checking my email and password.  
Bad form chaps!!!!
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Victoria Gardner, Official Rep

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What app is closing down, Pauleen?  Both the iOS and Android apps are alive and well -- both have new versions rolling out as we speak!

--Victoria
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Willy Baillargeon

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I have a PWS and send info to wunderground. I still have access to ad free on the web, but what about the android app? Can't seem to get rid of ads now and they are very, very annoying! Otherwise really enjoy the app.
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firekroll

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I have been sending my data to Weather Underground for many years now. I have always enjoyed the app, and am disappointed that as a PWS contributer we no longer get any preferences.
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Victoria Gardner, Official Rep

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I don't think that is an accurate statement.  PWS contributors have access to a free API and to complimentary ad-free access on the web site.  

--Victoria
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Игорь Игорь

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Я владелец метеостанции. На версии для Android у меня кончился годовой ключ, и теперь, чтобы перейти на PRO версию, предлагается его купить. Оказывается, я передаю вам данные со своей станции, и теперь мне все равно придется платить за это ???
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Willy Baillargeon

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I have a PWS and send info to wunderground. I still have access to ad free on the web, but what about the android app? Can't seem to get rid of ads now and they are very, very annoying! Otherwise really enjoy the app.
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Juan Hernandez

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Do I need to upgrade the app to see predicted precipitation totals for the 10 day forecast? I used to see it but now it is gone.
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james

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I am a weather defender by protecting my children from harm by keeping informed.  Knowing when to take them to our basement if the weather gets bad. 



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ice dov

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WoW this is the clear example of something degrading/degenerating over the years.
I was happily using the Weather Underground widget on Android 5.0.2 since almost 6 years now. Couple of weeks ago the app stopped updating, with LOCATION CANNOT BE DETERMINED.
More than that it was even removed from the Android appstore.

God damn cuntfuck devs may COVID take ya all!

Why do we have this trend online that certain retards feel like GOOD THINGS HAS TO BE RUINED! Just like blizzard games they getting worse and worse instead of improving. Congrats joining the retardvision camp!
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I see the hard position you're in, Victoria. I get that you're not the one making the decision to get rid of features that we all rely on. It's tough for us to not shoot the messenger.

I just saw that the API Key panel has been updated so that keys now expire every 6 months, requiring a new re-generation of the keys. This really sucks, and it feels like even after this transition, we're still in a spot where the deal keeps getting worse. I don't want to set calendar reminders to go find our weather station code and replace an API Key, then update all of it's dependencies, a couple of times per year. Can you guys maybe re-look at that decision so that keys automatically invalidate themselves if we stop sending data to you or something instead?
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Claude Felizardo

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I can understand the need to confirm authorized senders but I agree I feel overloaded with the number of servers and services I need to update such as SSL certificates, etc. 

At work we've have calendar reminders but that didn't always work so we've set up cronjobs that check if a cert is about to expire and send an email warning.  Not sure if we could automate a check against wunderground. I like the idea of resetting a clock so long as we continue to push data.

Another idea would be if we could reuse an existing API key so long as we periodically refresh the key via the website.