Personal weather station API access Paid Membership expires in one year?

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I have started to rewriting my applications using the New IBM / Weather underground API.  I have a personal weather station and access to an API Key. It seems to work well and is very fast.  However, I just noticed on my login screen I have a paid membership that expires one year from now on 3/30/20.  What happens then?  Will I loos access to my API Key? I hate to do all the work only to be turned off in one year.  
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In the past, the free subscription is a benefit to PWS owners to allow for ad free access to apps and other normally ad sponsored data and pages.

It has generally been a rolling year or so, give or take a few months.

I am not sure if this will continue, but based on your expiration date it looks like it might.
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"Membership" on the WU web site -- which so far as I know only gets you ad-free web use -- has no impact on PWS use or the PWS API.  

If PWS uploading gives you an ad-free membership -- I was unaware of that.  Your PWS uploading does confer the benefit of using the API.

End dates on the membership are likely to provide checks on status.  So if you have an API key but your PWS stops uploading, there's a mechanism to turn your key off.  If everything is uploading, it will roll over for another year, I'm guessing.  

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