Requesting definitions of precip data

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I am looking for definitions:
I assume precip_1hr_in means rain accumulation in the last hour and precip_today_in is in the last 24 hours. Is that true? When does it get updated?

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Posted 7 years ago

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Brendan Hayes, Official Rep

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24 hours is the calendar day I believe. It should get updated hourly. Not every station reports those values though, so there are lots of times when those are blank or -9999
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Hey Brendan, could you provide some clarification about Mark's question re: precip_1hr_in? Is this a running last 60 minutes value or a value that is updated every hour for the previous hour's precip total?
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Gustavo Tenrreiro

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Did you ever get a final answer on the meaning of precip_1hr_in?