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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Tim Roche, Official Rep

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Matthew Sargent

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Maybe this is dead or answered, but my weather station is on a remote island and I often get times that the station is out of communication. I used to be able to each night go back and update WU with the missing reports - but now it seems that I can not update with old reports. Can this be fixed, so i can get my reports from you so I can tell which are missing? I used Weewx and wunderfixer to update the missing reports.
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Matthew Sargent

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I would like to emphasize this issue. My station was disconnected from the internet for several days, upon reestablishing connection, the weather data from the missing days was stored on the weather station and Weewx collected it and attempted to update the missing data into WU in order to catch up. With this asinine restriction of updating weather in the past, all of this good weather data is missed. Please re-think this. I am preparing to abandon WU and send my data to another service, your changes are ill conceived.
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Cesar Carnevale Junior

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I've already migrated, IBM is unreliable and does not respect people.
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Simon Dolenec

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How much time API access is banned if you make more than 1500 calls.. ?
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Nicolo' Conte

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Bye bye WU