PLEASE allow us to hit multiple stations in one call or grant permission consume PWS data outside of the API

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Your users have been requesting the ability to obtain data from multiple weather stations in one call for years.  Please implement this, especially for personal weather stations.  The data from PWSs are free, volunteered data that is provided to Weather Underground at zero cost.  Hence, I think WU should be much more liberal in providing access to this data on the free plan.  I acknowledge that WU must pay to maintain the computer infrastructure to store and distribute this info, but if I'd like hit some PWSs every 15 minutes, I can only do this for about 5 stations per day when I only have 500 calls per day.

Another option is for you to grant permission for us to request the csv or xml from each weather station individually using a URL like http://api.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KNCHENDE32&format=XML&_ga=1...

Please.....

Thank you
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matrix guy

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Graham Dawson

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Yes agree 100%. This would be really valuable and help spread the use wunderground api over other apis that also don't allow this kind of usage.
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SteveR

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Yes, please!
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Deuce Boseman

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I absolutely agree!!
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This is an idea that is not going to happen.  I understand the interest in the idea but there are no plans to implement a plan like this.  There is a lot more behind the scenes to the code, structure, and cost that prohibit making a change like this.