Station ID changes not available in API.

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On the web site, I sometimes find that a weather station has changed it name/id. For example:
On the web page it says: Station Status: Station ID has changed to KTXAUSTI251

Looking for with the API, KTXAUSTI193 just says it does not exist. Is there anyway to find the name change information with the API?
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Station IDs don't usually change. Stations can drop in and out of the network as the PWS owners move or retire. Sometimes station owners create a new station ID, but the API doesn't have a built-in mechanism for tracking these changes.

If you do the call by lat/long, it will automatically get the closest available station.