Why is the observational station used for real-time data so far from my location?

It is possible that this is indeed the closest, most reliable or most accurate weather station available. In some cases, we will discount stations that have had large periods of downtime.

The way our observational stations are assigned to locations currently is done programmatically using a fairly complex algorithm. However, there are some situations where there is an observational station which is more relevant to a particular location than the one our program has selected. 

Unfortunately the way the current system is designed, it is quite difficult for us to alter the assigned station manually - however it is something that we would like to be able to do in future generations of the site.

Please contact support with the name of your location and the station you think would be better suited to use for real-time data and we will work on implementing the changes as soon as we can.

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