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National Weather Service's API to Power Local Weather Information on AWN

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 9:35 AM

The AWL Weather Network will be switching service providers for weather information and forecast seen on air at the bottom of the screen. Currently, the current conditions and forecasts are obtained via the OpenWeatherMap API while weather alerts are downloaded directly from the National Weather Service's ATOM feeds.

All weather information in the Local Forecast Insider and Lower Weather Display will come directly from the National Weather Service via their API service. With this service, we can access even more weather information for viewers such as:

  • Current Conditions
  • Full Weather Alert Texts
  • Detailed Forecasts
  • Multi-Day Forecasts
  • and MORE!

At this time, we don't have an estimated release date for the changes. As of 4/23/2019, we are still in the experimentation phase as we are seeing if the API will work with current INWIDC (Intelligent Network Weather Information Downloader Computer) designs and software and getting bugs worked out.

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