Gets the Weather Station code for a location (in the US)

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Description

This function goes through the USAirportWeatherStations dataset and looks for matches. Usually, the 4 letter airportCode is what you are after.

Usage

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getStationCode(stationName, region = NULL)

Arguments

stationName

String that you want to get the weatherStation code for

region

A qualifier about the station's location. It could be a continent or a country. If in the US, region is a two-letter state abbreviation. Ex. "AK" for Alaska

Value

A one row data frame containing:

  • A string of Station Name that matched

  • the region. (two-letter state abbreviation if in the US)

  • The 4-letter weather station ID. (This is the string you use when calling getDetailedWeather())

References

For a world-wide list of possible stations, be sure to look at http://weather.rap.ucar.edu/surface/stations.txt The ICAO (4-letter code is what needs to be input to getDetailedWeather())

Examples

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getStationCode("Fiji")
getStationCode("Athens", region="GA") # in the US State of Georgia

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