Snow depth less accurate in API vs. public WU site...?

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Hi,

Looks like there is a large discrepancy between the snow precipitation data that comes through the API vs. the data that WU's public site shows (only U.S. and Canada checked). Please see the attached file (
https://docsend.com/view/xmkh4r2), which shows the public site readings (on page 1) and API feed (on page 2), for the exact same station/date/time. Notice that the snow accumulation on WU site is "<2cm", but "0.0" in API...!

Is there is a work around to this? Considering there are so many developers using WU API, I am hoping I am just screwing up somewhere as opposed to this being a huge issue at the WU's end... Please help!
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Fahads786

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  • Extremely sad and out of ideas...

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Casey Bridges

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I agree that the api doesn't really show the snow accumulation but I can easily look it up on other sites
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Fahads786

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Hi Casey,

Do you then use multiple sites to put data together and show as one to your clients? Or are you using the API for your personal project(s)?
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Just for personal projects and I was looking at other sites when I saw that the snow information on the api was 0
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Understood. We are looking for a commercial deployment, and it is quite alarming to see the discrepancies between the two numbers (WU website vs. their paid API). We did considering using multiple sources, but then we will have more chances of inconsistencies. We are trying to see what the solution could me. Considering that snow is such a huge part of the North America, I'd be surprised if someone hasn't already figured it out...!
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Casey Bridges

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I'm going to be using the snowfall data from the Nation Weather Service. Also I do want to make a website that shows all the past weather information for my location.
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This just keeps getting worst. Looks like the Current Conditions don't event show snow depths... Can someone please advise? Are we doing something wrong, or not reading the API properly?
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