Why ICAO code and not WMO number?

Asked by Nicola Jelmorini


on the NOAA web site I have seen that the WMO number is more detailed.
I can see only few ICAO codes, instead all meteorological station have a WMO code.

thank's in advance for the answer

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Raúl González Duque (zootropo) said :

That's because of pymetar, the library the application uses to retrieve the info from NOAA
pymetar.ReportFetcher takes the ICAO location indicator as parameter, so...

If anyone knows of a better service to use as source...

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AintNoBug (aintnobug) said :

I think this is a very good question.
I'll go and ask the pymetar author.

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