Well guys it is diffinately a format change on the part of NOAA. I dig up my old METAR reports here is the last four days, I went back about 20 reports. now my sysmetrix weather worked a few days ago and you can clearly see a difference in the reports with the inclusion a few days ago of the CIG tag in the report and the inclusion of the runway info, which I think is what is giving the sysmetrix grief, because it doesn't know what to do with that new info.
KLRF 030155Z AUTO 06006KT 10SM CLR M03/M10 A3040 RMK AO2 CIG 140 RWY07 SLP299 T10301099
KLRF 030055Z AUTO 07007KT 10SM CLR M03/M09 A3040 RMK AO2 CIG 180 RWY07 SLP299 T10251093
KLRF 022355Z AUTO 07006KT 10SM BKN180 M02/M09 A3040 RMK AO2 CIG 160 RWY07 SLP299 T10181092 10016 21018 50001
KLRF 012255Z AUTO 06007KT 10SM FEW160 M01/M09 A3040 RMK AO2 SLP300 T10111093
You can goto the NOAA site and check out the FAQ, there is alo going to be a new HTTP site to get this info, the HTTP that sysmetrix uses as a default is going away soon. Which would not be a big deal since we can change the URL but we can't change how sysmetrix reads the data...which SUCKS.