Weather on the website vs. the api is different.

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http://api.wunderground.com/api/key/f...

vs
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/f...

It doesn't seem to matter what parameters I use I can not get the text that is displayed on the website. Even from the website if I click the rss link it shows the same data that the api returns, the text is often drastically different and the temperatures. I have tried by zipcode, weather station, etc.
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Joe Patalano

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WunderWilliam

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We're testing out a new forecasting system on the website.

Once we're satisfied with the testing and accuracy, we'll roll it over to the API.
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Jesse

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Can someone please post when this has been done.
Thanks!
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Hi there,

Can you please be more specific on timelines for the new system to be migrated to API. While I understand that first needs to be approved for WU site, the expectation (communicated by your team) was that in January 2014 will be implemented also in API.

Many thanks again.
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We don't have a specific date set; it's primarily dependent on the success of the new system. There are a few things that we still have to work on before we're comfortable rolling it out to the API.

I'll post an update on this thread when we receive a new date from the forecasting team.
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Is there any update on the status of this?

I'm seeing a large discrepancy between the weather forecasts on the website vs. the API at some locations. For example, Kelowna, BC on the website shows a high of 31° F today (2014-02-24), but the API shows a high of 39°. Tomorrow is even worse with the web site reporting a high of 35° and the API showing a high of 48°.
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I'm seeing very similar results here in Connecticut. This especially manifests in snowfall estimates. The website says 5-8 inches, the API says no more than 2. Very frustrating.
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I had a couple of days where the API was reporting a chance of rain, the web site had no mention of rain, yet it indeed rained. A bit frustrating. I've always trusted weather underground, but now with such differences, and who's to say which is correct, they are no better and no more accurate then the weather channel. I'm finding myself going back to NOAA out of frustration.
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Dear WU Team, any update on this issue?
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WunderWilliam

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Not yet – we're still working on the new forecast system. We want to make sure it's consistently better than the current system before we roll it out to the API.