PWS Data access via API

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with the now 4 month old decision to discontinue free API access, as a PWS owner I am without a way to easily pull data from my own station, and am specifically trying to leverage my Alexa to display and report this data. 

Any assistance you can offer in accessing the data I'm freely sharing with you is much appreciated.
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MattSTKC

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bitwalker

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Matt, as PWS owner you will get free access to a new API soon.

If will offer:
  • Current observations from the PWS network
  • 5 day daily forecast
  • PWS historical data
  • PWS lookup by geocode, zip code and location
  • Call volume: 1500/day, 30/minute
So, you can still pull data from your own station and report/display it somewhere else.
Exact details should be announced soon. The old API will stay available for a while longer.
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1) Based on what was posted in other threads, something is probably going to be announced this week and then we will hopefully know. They've obviously missed their deadline for the new PWS API before. The risk of announcing an end date for an old legacy product before having a replacement ready for production.
2) Yes and afterwards for a while, so there will be overlap once it is live.
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Victoria Gardner, Official Rep

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I have a clone!  Thanks guys!

Victoria Gardner
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Al Macklin

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As a paid member and a supplier of accurate WS data for 10 years I hope there will be a free key soon. If there is a free key available how does one go about getting it? 
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If you are uploading from your PWS go here...

If you have any issues, contact Victoria in the comment just above yours...


https://www.wunderground.com/member/api-keys
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Victoria Gardner, Official Rep

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Al, you can find directions for getting a new API key in the first response to this post:  https://apicommunity.wunderground.com/weatherapi/topics/end-of-feb-wu-api-update

If you have difficulties, please let me know.

Victoria Gardner
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MattSTKC

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Great. If I didn’t have an api key before now though I’ll have to wait for the new one yes?
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MattSTKC

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@bitwalker thanks for that update. I'm essentially looking for API access so I can leverage the following Alexa skill to connect my PWS to Alexa and report out weather to me that way. 
https://www.amazon.com/Personal-Weather-Underground-PWS/dp/B07234WJ9B

Thanks,
Matt
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@Matt, my issue as well, if I hear of anything or, gadzooks, decide to create another skill using a different system's API (if that can be done on my weather devices since they appear to be tied into WU), I will let you know.  Currently my system is still running under the old WU API and reports the weather without issues. 

I am contemplating creating another skill using either Dark Sky or OWM, I also understand from the Acurite forum that a Raspberry PI can be used with a script that was written to report as well from the WeeX system.  I have some work to do, and I have to learn how to create the script as well for Alexa if I migrate to another source.

New things are good, or so I have been told for the last 66 years of my life, HAH LOL :)
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My Ambient Weather WS2000 works directly with Alexa, Google Home, and IFTTT. It has its own Alexa skill. I can say, Ask Ambient Weather for the current observations, and I’ll get a current reading of each of the sensors read out to me. No extra fee
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MattSTKC

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Yeah Glennon and with the WU API there was a skill that worked for my Rainwise but with the impending shutoff it’ll neuter it until there’s another data call option.
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Glennon Poirier

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I use https://www.pwsweather.com/ to send information to my Rachio sprinkler controller. Maybe that works with Rainwise?
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Victoria Gardner, Official Rep

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If you have a PWS uploading to Weather Underground, but do not have an API key, you can send me your PWS id and let me know you'd like to get added to my email list to hear when the new keys are available.  

Victoria Gardner
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Richard Nasto

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I am new to the forum, so please excuse the lack of continuity.  I have been using my PWS for about 2 years and it's been uploading to WU for that time as well.  I wanted to pull info from my PWS for use on a personal "kiosk" to display my calendar, weather, etc.  Do I need an API for that?  If so, I will need one...how can I get one (since it seems there's been a lot of back and forth on this)...and, since it's just for my pulling data, is it free?  Thanks for the help...Rich
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Victoria Gardner, Official Rep

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Hi, Richard!

One way to access that data is through the API, yes.  And yes, it is free for PWS uploaders.

To see how to get a key, please see the first response to this post on the forum:  https://apicommunity.wunderground.com/weatherapi/topics/end-of-feb-wu-api-update

Victoria Gardner
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