High & Low Temp - No Standard Deviation?

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Both a problem + suggestion:

The usefulness of [Min / Ave / Max] values, depends on knowing how confident you are about the variability of these results, yet there seems to be no Standard Deviation (StdDev) supplied with Wunderground API results?

If a High Temp varies a lot below the average, and above on a day, then without standard deviation, you're not able to say with any reliability ( 15%?, 95%? ) that the temp could be near or far from the average. Knowing that variability is crucial. Sometimes weather becomes highly variable, sometimes less so.

It's impossible to calculate StdDev from the API without the raw data .... Please could you consider including it?

(Oh - and if it is already somewhere in the API that I missed, can anyone point it out ;)

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