Is precip_1hr_in updated on the hour, or continuously?

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I'm unsure whether the precip_1hr_in field is updated once every hour for a city, or continually as updates come in? 

Consider the example: Eugene, OR receives 0.10 inches of rain at 1:30pm , then 0.05 inches of rain at 2:15pm.

If I query /conditions/q/OR/Eugene.json at 1:45pm, I should get 0.10 right? But what If I query the conditions at 2:25pm, will it give me 0.15 (the precipitation in the last hour), or 0.05 (for the precip from 2pm to 3pm)?

Thanks for any help on figuring this out!
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It should be continuous, but could also depend on the software or the PWS sending the data.