Querying city vs PWS returns different weather data

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Let's look at Wellington, CO. Here is the regular Wunderground page. If you look closely, it appears the data is being pulled from PWS KCOWELLI16 by default.

Now I try to do a 10 day hourly forecast via the API:


There is no "station_id" field, so I tried "conditions" instead of "hourly10day":


And indeed, this gives the station_id as KCOWELLI16. (As a side note, why is there no "station_id" for the hourly10day page?)

So out of curiosity, I did the same 10 day hourly forecast directly for that PWS:


This should give the same results as just searching for Wellington, CO, right? Wrong. They were different. Some fields were very different. Why would that be?
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