Quick Check to see if WeatherUnderground has Summarized Weather Data for given station for a custom range of dates
Before we attempt to fetch the data for a big time interval of dates, this function is useful to see if the data even exists. @details This functions build a custom URL and checks for the data. If available, it will find one row for each date in the date range.
checkSummarizedDataAvailability(station_id, start_date, end_date = NULL, station_type = "airportCode")
is a valid 3-letter airport code or a valid Weather Station ID
is a valid string representing a date in the past (YYYY-MM-DD, all numeric)
is a a valid string representing a date in the past (YYYY-MM-DD, all numeric) and is greater than start_date. Default is NULL, in which case the end_date is taken to the same as the start_date
1 if the Station did have weather records, 0 if nothing was found
data_okay <- checkSummarizedDataAvailability("GIG", "2000-01-01", "2005-12-31")