Why closest PWS is NOT picked when requesting current weather for lat/lon?

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I'm running the following query to receive the current weather observations closest to the place I'm in.
http://api.wunderground.com/api/b28d0...

The same request with coordinates
http://api.wunderground.com/api/b28d0...

WUnderground responds with METAR report from an airport (ULLI) 20 miles away.
However, there are lots of PWS's in my area (1 - 5 miles far).

Can you explain, why instead of local PWS reports I get METAR conditions?
Can I request Wunderground to report current weather from the closest PWS station?

This is my place
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/f...
You can check the closest PWSs from the drop down menu.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Pavel Repkin

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It's been a week since I have asked the question. Still no reply. We are paid customers. Please give us an answer. We do really need your help!
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Sorry for the delayed response, we were looking into the issue.

The Airport comes up because airports are generally considered the best observations, PWS are slightly less reliable.  

If you want to see PWS in the region, make a geolookup request, and make requests for a specific PWS based on this document
http://www.wunderground.com/weather/api/d/docs?d=data/index&MR=1