Nags Head, NC station selection bug

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Data for Nags Head, North Carolina defaults to a station (KNCAVON2) in Avon, NC, forty miles south, instead of the closer station (MORIN7) or the even closer airport stations KFFA or KMQI. Different stations can be selected on wunderground.com, but as far as I know, this cannot be done via the API? This seems like an error to me, but perhaps there is a rational explanation for the station selection. Any ideas?
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jwwilson

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Posted 5 years ago

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jwwilson

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It has been over a week since I submitted this. Does nobody from weather underground visit their own support site?
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I apologize that your question was left unanswered. The forum is meant as a peer-to-peer network, and we'll step in when we can. If you have a specific question needing an answer, write to support@wunderground.com.

If Nags Head goes to an incorrect station, it's likely that are mapping for the location might be a bit off. We're updating our map database this year and that should fix these kinds of problems.

In the meanwhile, you can call a specific station. For instance, if you wanted to get conditions for KFFA, you'd just do this:

http://api.wunderground.com/api/_____...
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Thanks for the workaround, William. I hope that the mapping database update solves the problem. Do you have an ETA for the release of the new update?