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Is there an API out there that returns all of the information in a Daily Climate Report (CLI)? Currently, I have a windows service that scrapes and parses through the HTML to get the data I need from the window that opens from a typical CLI report generated from this page (changing the wfo as needed) http://w2.weather.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=buf There has to be a better way right? I'm one minor change away from disaster if they ever alter the structure of that page. I looked through NOAAs Web Services 2, but didn't come across anything. I feel like I must have missed it or they should perhaps offer it. Thoughts?
Hello, First off apologies if I am unintentionally breaking some forum rules- this is my first post here, so I may not be fully versed on all the details of this forum's etiquette. I have spent a fair amount of time trying to get hold of a list of NOAA historical weather station readings from when the station first went live to now, to no avail. It is for the following station: WMO Index Number: 84628 ICAO Location Indicator: SPIM Station Name: Lima-Callao / Aerop. Internacional Jorgechavez Country: Peru WMO Region: 3 Station Position: 12-00S 077-07W (dms) Station Elevation (Ha): 12 Meters Upper Air Position: 12-01S 077-02W (dms) Upper Air Elevation (Hp): 13 Meters All I seem to be able to get hold of is the following yearly summarie and recent data: ftp://ftp.atdd.noaa.gov/pub/GCOS/WMO-Normals/RA-III/PR/84628.TXT http://weather.gladstonefamily.net/site/SPIM?days=364#Data I couldn't seem to get data from NOAA's NOWdata service despite double checking with the FAQ's: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/csd/info/NOWdata/FAQ.php I have spent a lot of time going in circles (and being driven mad!) on the NOAA website, using google filetype:.txt searches and so am only asking for your help having tried my upmost up to this point. I am pretty sure the data is available as I downloading a 60 or so page text file for a station in Zambia 2 years ago for a different project - I remember a dropdown menu for country and station that then loaded all historical data with each set of readings at a particular time on each line (for wetbulb, drybulb, wind speed, precipitation etc.). Rather stupidly I have long lost the bookmark for this :-( To cut a long story short I would really appreciate any help getting hold of this data or pointers where to look/who to ask. Many thanks in advance, Philippe
The title and link say it all: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2015/20150105_supercomputer.html?utm_content=buffer1a56f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer (Pasted content, from NOAA) Today, NOAA announced the next phase in the agency’s efforts to increase supercomputing capacity to provide more timely, accurate, reliable, and detailed forecasts. By October 2015, the capacity of each of NOAA’s two operational supercomputers will jump to 2.5 petaflops, for a total of 5 petaflops – a nearly tenfold increase from the current capacity. “NOAA is America’s environmental intelligence agency; we provide the information, data, and services communities need to become resilient to significant and severe weather, water, and climate events,” said Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., NOAA’s Administrator. “These supercomputing upgrades will significantly improve our ability to translate data into actionable information, which in turn will lead to more timely, accurate, and reliable forecasts.” Ahead of this upgrade, each of the two operational supercomputers will first more than triple their current capacity later this month (to at least 0.776 petaflops for a total capacity of 1.552 petaflops). With this larger capacity, NOAA’s National Weather Servicein January will begin running an upgraded version of the Global Forecast System (GFS) with greater resolution that extends further out in time – the new GFS will increase resolution from 27km to 13km out to 10 days and 55km to 33km for 11 to 16 days. In addition, the Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS) will be upgraded by increasing the number of vertical levels from 42 to 64 and increasing the horizontal resolution from 55km to 27km out to eight days and 70km to 33km from days nine to 16. Computing capacity upgrades scheduled for this month and later this year are part of ongoing computing and modeling upgrades that began in July 2013. NOAA’s National Weather Service has upgraded existing models – such as the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting model, which did exceptionally well this hurricane season, including for Hurricane Arthur which struck North Carolina. And NOAA’s National Weather Service has operationalized the widely acclaimed High-Resolution Rapid Refresh model, which delivers 15-hour numerical forecasts every hour of the day. “We continue to make significant, critical investments in our supercomputers and observational platforms,” saidLouis Uccellini, Ph.D., director, NOAA’s National Weather Service. “By increasing our overall capacity, we’ll be able to process quadrillions of calculations per second that all feed into our forecasts and predictions. This boost in processing power is essential as we work to improve our numerical prediction models for more accurate and consistent forecasts required to build a Weather Ready Nation.” The increase in supercomputing capacity comes via a $44.5 million investment using NOAA's operational high performance computing contract with IBM, $25 million of which was provided through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy. Cray Inc., headquartered in Seattle, plans to serve as a subcontractor for IBM to provide the new systems to NOAA. “We are excited to provide NOAA’s National Weather Service with advanced supercomputing capabilities for running operational weather forecasts with greater detail and precision,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “This investment to increase their supercomputing capacity will allow the National Weather Service to both augment current capabilities and run more advanced models. We are honored these forecasts will be prepared using Cray supercomputers.” "As a valued provider to NOAA since 2000, IBM is proud to continue helping NOAA achieve its vital mission," said Anne Altman, General Manager, IBM Federal. "These capabilities enable NOAA experts and researchers to make forecasts that help inform and protect citizens. We are pleased to partner in NOAA's ongoing transformation." NOAA's mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Join us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our other social media channels. Visit our news release archive.