Minimum PWS reporting requirements

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Are all PWS stations required to respond to "yesterday"? What are the minimum query type and data type reporting requirements? What is the minimum reporting period requirement?
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The calls don't go to the PWS. The calls go to our database and if we have data for yesterday for any particular station, then you'll get a return.

We don't have a minimum reporting period requirement. Most airport stations in the USA, Canada, and Western Europe report once an hour, but some only report every couple hours.

But personal weather stations usually report every 10-30 minutes, with some reporting every few seconds (RapidFire). But the history won't include the RapidFire data.

We don't have a minimum data type requirement. Most stations report temperature, humidity, wind direction and speed, and pressure, with many reporting rain data as well.