Why Don't services ever return 404s?

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Why not return an actual 404 for locations that aren't found? I'm specifically looking at Tides, but it appears to be the case for other things to (I see a similar question around precip returning -9999).

As they stated, obviously this value indicates a bad result, but why not have a more semantic "Not Found" than forcing devs to parse through the body to determine if values are outside of an arbitrary threshold?
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