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WeatherCat => WeatherCat Web Templates => Topic started by: saratogaWX on May 24, 2016, 04:24:06 pm

Title: NOAA NWS decomissioning weather.noaa.gov website June 15, 2016 (METAR source)
Post by: saratogaWX on May 24, 2016, 04:24:06 pm
But.. all is not lost.  They have activated HTTP access to an older site which contains the METAR data in the same format.

The METAR information is used in the Saratoga template set for current conditions (all WX software plugins except Weather-Display) and for the wxmetar.php page.
A new version of get-metar-conditions-inc.php (V1.14 23-May-2016) is available on the updates page (http://saratoga-weather.org/wxtemplates/updates.php) Query for Base-*,Plugin-* 23-May-2016 or direct download here (http://saratoga-weather.org/get-metar-conditions-inc.php?sce=view)

The URLs used are changing
from:  http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/<ICAO>.TXT
to:     http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/stations/<ICAO>.TXT


Please do your updates before June 15, 2016 -- the weather.noaa.gov site will be taken offline then and your conditions and metar displays will cease to function on your website if you have not updated the get-metar-conditions-inc.php script to V1.14.  The V1.14 script works NOW and will work after the NWS site decommission.

Thanks to Wim for reminding me about this upcoming change so we (collectively) can be ready.

Best regards,
Ken
Title: Re: NOAA NWS decomissioning weather.noaa.gov website June 15, 2016 (METAR source)
Post by: awilltx on May 24, 2016, 09:26:36 pm
Thanks for the heads up. I saw this on twitter and on the Saratoga site as well.


Alan
Title: Thanks
Post by: dfw_pilot on May 25, 2016, 05:17:25 pm
Awesome, and thanks!