Trouble querying specific WMO stations

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I'm having trouble querying conditions at specific WMO stations.

As an example, here's a geolookup for a location in Australia:{key}...

The response includes
WMO: 94542
l: /q/zmw:00000.1.94542

A cross reference shows this WMO code refers to Dalby Airport, and sure enough the WU link leads to Dalby, but with the note, "These are estimated conditions. There are no weather stations nearby". Instead, the nearest reporting station is listed as YBOK, which is 55 km away - too far for my purposes.

The API query for this WMO code likewise shows YBOK as the data source{key}...

So it seems like I can't get conditions from WMO 94542 even though it is actively reporting...

... and it is listed as a WU data source

Could this be a matter of timing, i.e. conditions from nearby locations are served if the observations are stale at the specified station? Or is the WU station list outdated and there's simply no way to access data from this specific WMO? The same issue applies to quite a few WMO sites.
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