Get weather data for one full year

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Description

Function will return a data frame with all the records for a given station_id and year. If the current year is supplied, it will returns records until the current Sys.Date() ("today")

Usage

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getWeatherForYear(station_id, year, station_type = "airportCode",
  opt_detailed = FALSE, opt_write_to_file = FALSE)

Arguments

station_id

is a valid Weather Station ID (example: "BUF", "ORD", "VABB" for Mumbai). Valid Weather Station "id" values: "KFLMIAMI75" or "IMOSCOWO2" You can look these up at wunderground.com. You can get station_id's for a given location by calling getStationCode()

year

is a valid year in the past (numeric, YYYY format)

station_type

= "airportCode" (3 or 4 letter airport code) or "ID" (Wx call Sign)

opt_detailed

Boolen flag to indicate if detailed records for the station are desired. (default FALSE). By default only one records per date is returned.

opt_write_to_file

If TRUE, the resulting dataframe will be stored in a CSV file. Default is FALSE

Details

Note that this function is a light wrapper for getWeatherForDate with the two end dates being Jan-01 and Dec-31 of the given year.

Value

A data frame with each row containing:

  • Date and Time stamp (for each date specified)

  • Temperature and/or other weather columns sought

References

For a list of valid Weather Stations, try this format http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/ListStations.asp?selectedCountry=United+States and replace with your country of interest

Examples

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## Not run: 
dat <- getWeatherForYear("KLGA", 2013)

# If opt_detailed is turned on, you will get a large data frame
wx_Singapore <- getWeatherForYear("SIN", 2014, opt_detailed=TRUE)

## End(Not run)

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