What is "monthname_short"? Is this a 4-letter abbreviation of a month? I have no way of testing this as it is currently May.

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In the forecast API call, what is the "monthname_short" data? Does this mean "September" would be "Sept" ? As it is currently May, I have no way of testing this, and the API documentation does not say what this particular JSON element is.
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Anyone have any idea about this? How does WeatherUnderground not have EASY documentation about all of their JSON tags? Kind of ridiculous if you ask me.

Where can I find this information?!?!?!?!?
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I wasn't able to identify the monthname_short field for a particular response, what feature are you using about this?

Similar fields supply 3 letter abbreviation values.
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I'm using a forecast/conditions combined request URL:

http://api.wunderground.com/api/**INSERT KEY HERE**/geolookup/forecast/conditions/q/PA/Ohiopyle.json

(You'll need to include your key in the above URL). If you search for "monthname_short" you'll see it directly below "monthname." Both are "May" for now.

Can I safely assume that, like you say, June would be "Jun" in its monthname_short value?
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I think I got the node you're referencing about: it's txt_forecast:forecastday from forecast feature.
Unfortunately, as you noticed, documentation lacks about any lookup table regarding used abbreviations, so if you need to exactly know the answer I'm afraid only Weather Undergound representatives can clear the case.

Asking via http://help.wunderground.com/ may be the best way.