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Noaa metar-data site changed url in 2016

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Dear Marek

The noaa metar site has a new url since this year
It changed from weather.noaa.gov to tgftp.nws.noaa.gov

As far as I can research , the url seems to be hidden in your download dll and is not changeable via a XML file

Please let me know how I could access the metar data via the new URL

Many thanks in advance

Greetings
Jan Harskamp
Netherlands

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SubFire256 wrote Dec 9, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Hi,

I found a workaround: create your own retriever class by copying the original NoaaGovRetriever class (found under the the source code tab). Afterwards alter the URL (for example: replace "http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/" with "http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/stations/" inside the metar retriever) and use the new retriever when calling Downloader.Download().

Greetings
SubFire256