METAR out of date

METAR out of date
« on: November 08, 2020, 12:27:39 PM »
I often get metar out of date of multiple hour in the last week. Is there anything to do with that ?
Should we tell this outdated metar to pilots or take the one on NavCanada website ?
Dominique Septembre
CZUL Simple C1

Mark Walsh

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Re: METAR out of date
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2020, 01:47:12 PM »
I often get metar out of date of multiple hour in the last week. Is there anything to do with that ?
Should we tell this outdated metar to pilots or take the one on NavCanada website ?

This is currently a known issue at the Vatsim level and nothing you can do about it at this point. 

It appears that the issue is the feed from NOAA that feeds into Vatsim.

What I have been doing is using the METAR from Active Sky, or the one from NavCanada works as an interim solution.

Mark

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Re: METAR out of date
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2020, 02:09:22 PM »
Mark is correct :)

While we are *always* working to improve Metar reliability, this is easier said than done.
Matt Cianfarani
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Re: METAR out of date
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2020, 07:18:39 PM »
Thank's guys ! At least the issue is known and work in progress ;)
Dominique Septembre
CZUL Simple C1