Weather Underground API update

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Hi there from the Weather Underground API Transition Team.
 
We’d like to reiterate a few things and let you know of a few small timing changes as we move closer to the previously announced retirement of the Weather Underground API:
 
  • Based on the response to the previous announcement as we neared year end, we have extended the retirement date to February 15, 2019 to allow you more transition time.
  • All Weather Underground API keys will stop working on February 15, 2019 unless otherwise agreed upon with Weather Underground.
  • All credit card charges for existing Weather Underground API subscriptions will stop on December 26, 2018.
 
Personal Weather Station (PWS) owners/contributors will continue to be eligible for a free replacement API service selected from our standard IBM/Weather Company standard offerings that contain:
 
  • Current observations from the PWS network
  • 5 day daily forecast
  • PWS historical data
  • PWS lookup by geocode, zip code and location
  • Call volume: 1500/day, 30/minute
 
You can check out our PWS contributor replacement API documentation here.
 
If you need higher call volumes, you can still sign up for a paid API subscription plan from The Weather Company.  Prices begin at $200/month. To have a representative contact you or to request a demo, please click to fill out the contact form.
 
Finally, we are humbled by the loyalty you’ve shown us during this difficult transition period.  Thank you for your continued support of the Weather Underground community.
 
With gratitude,
The WU API Transition Team
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I'm surprised the Weather Company, owned by IBM, is citing their inability to scale their infrastructure as their reason for closing.down the open API.  I would  have thought their cloud solutions marketing team would love to tell the Underground API story.  It's good for business from both a technical and altruistic standpoint.  I work part-time in charitable software product development and we provide weather and other services to the elderly at no cost.  Professionally, I manage a large IBM infrastructure department.  I'm disappointed in IBM!