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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby billy » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:16 am

Well thank you Tony and Brian for replying and helping me out. The dark side of the moon is now positioned as expected. Tony, I will pm you now. Brian, I think we are at the same stage of our lives, so I fully understand how "retirement" is associated with being easily "preoccupied"!

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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby weatherist34 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:11 am

billy wrote:Well thank you Tony and Brian for replying and helping me out. The dark side of the moon is now positioned as expected. Tony, I will pm you now. Brian, I think we are at the same stage of our lives, so I fully understand how "retirement" is associated with being easily "preoccupied"!



good the dark side of the moon is good for you

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

kind of appropriate for retired life :-)

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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby billy » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:40 pm

And in the 60s - before Pink Floyd - the Smothers Brothers wrote a song that started as I recall:

What has happened to time
Doesn't come around any more
The last time I saw it
It went whistling out the door.

Dear me, poetry and music on the forum!

Retirement is great - I get to set the agenda. I just never thought it would include weather stations!!

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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby PaulMy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:49 pm

I have Tony's latest MySQL version http://www.komokaweather.com/pws-mysql which now includes the LastYearCharts in the menu

and you can also check out the mounds of snow from the webcam...

Enjoy,
Paul

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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby weatherist34 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:19 pm

good evening

firstly let me apologise ... tomorrow I will release a version and unfortunately it needs a full template update .

due to the ongoing issues for months at weather underground all forecast data and current conditions icons are now removed .
if you wish to continue to use underground for forecast data then please do not upgrade however no further updates will include
Wunderground forecast data .

I have been using this service APIXU for a week and have been sort of monitoring and polishing off the script .

you can obtain a personal API key at https://www.apixu.com by signing up it is free for 10,000 calls per month .

provides 1-7 day forecast
provides current conditions


*DOES NOT PROVIDE HOURLY FORECAST IN FREE PLAN VERSION
*DOES NOT PROVIDE 10 DAY FORECAST IN FREE PLAN VERSION
*DOES NOT PROVIDE outlook FORECAST

SCRIPT
*100% important you provide the correct latitude and longitude in the easyweathersetupsetup screen
*must add APIXU api key in the easyweathersetup screen

you can see it in use at https://weather34.com or screenshot below

whilst it is limited in comparison to the type of data you use on the API but it has the relevant info to make useable.
WUnderground has become nigh on useless here in istanbul not only for forecast data but PWS data in general some of my poor
friends who do not have a website for there stations but use wunderground on there devices etc to view data are somewhat dissalusioned
and think im going to be busy helping them in the very near future .



as above will be available on Wednesday 10th Jan...Brian


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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby vaggos » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:11 am

Hello Brian.
Happy New Year.
New pws is up and running. (https://weather.meteoacharnes.gr/).
Nice work as always. Today forecast is about the same in Athens.
I add a link in menu for pws with WU and i add also link for charts 2017.
Thanks again for the exelent work.
Regards
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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby weatherist34 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:22 am

vaggos wrote:Hello Brian.
Happy New Year.
New pws is up and running. (https://weather.meteoacharnes.gr/).
Nice work as always. Today forecast is about the same in Athens.
I add a link in menu for pws with WU and i add also link for charts 2017.
Thanks again for the exelent work.
Regards
Vaggelis.


Hello Vaggelis

minor update just replace icons1 folder in the forecast folder I missed a couple of icons for night time display .

attached replacement icons1 folder


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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby weatherist34 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:30 am

vaggos just for you

outputs in greek :-)

attached zip file current34outlook.php
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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby vaggos » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:25 pm

weatherist34 wrote:vaggos just for you

outputs in greek :-)

Brian, thanks a lot.
But still is in english Language. https://weather.meteoacharnes.gr/
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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby weatherist34 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:36 pm

vaggos wrote:
weatherist34 wrote:vaggos just for you

outputs in greek :-)

Brian, thanks a lot.
But still is in english Language. https://weather.meteoacharnes.gr/
Vaggelis



I updated the download so you can set language via the setup now im getting output in greek (el)

https://www.apixu.com/doc/request.aspx


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think using languages are never easy to perfect but get there sooner or later.

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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby vaggos » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:21 pm

Yes Brian, now its ok.
Thanks a lot again. It lates for 5 min but after that the language its ok
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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby weatherist34 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:45 am

good morning


hmmm what to do? the new forecast service in the template is somewhat not good . it reports ok(accuracy or relevant to location) for some but not for some . I closely looked at the output based on lat Lon and found at times it is way off , I noticed yesterday I was seeing -3 for Istanbul yet the general forecast for today was not below 8 . then I had an email I looked at the api output and found nearest forecast was some 165km away for them in a mountain area think it was a ski resort in the ALPS.

so once again there is no reliable service to use Darksky more or less same for many locations or pulls nearest airport data , wunderground has issues of uptime ,APIXU the newest one is 50/50 ..so running out of solutions and ideas it may be time to look using ECMWF or GFS data which I know I can use but would need to completely build a script from the ground up and it may only have the basic output . I use ECMWF to really effect but not on my website I use an application..

so need to think about this Im more interested quality over quantity of data ..any ideas let me know but they need to be universal not country specific like UK met etc ..

Brian

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Postby Toxic17 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:13 am

Regards Simon
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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby weatherist34 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:23 pm



thanks for responding but what and where it starts to fall down is using these outside of city areas in remote locations or far distances from metar stations as you will see METAR data is used a lot in these.

https://openweathermap.org used this before in the early easy to use but sceptical on where the forecast data comes from

https://developer.accuweather.com/ costs money after the free trial

https://developer.yahoo.com/weather/ big no may just dissapear altogether

https://www.weatherbit.io/api need to look at where the data forecast is based on will try it next week

http://api.theweather.com/ testing now :-) had looked at this last year

template download is now reverted back to WU there isn't a lot of reliable quality options that is useful in many locations out there and ECMWF or GFS data is where Im really looking now .

Brian

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Re: Cumulus Realtime.txt Dashboard Template

Postby Steepleian » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:50 am

weatherist34 wrote:


thanks for responding but what and where it starts to fall down is using these outside of city areas in remote locations or far distances from metar stations as you will see METAR data is used a lot in these.

https://openweathermap.org used this before in the early easy to use but sceptical on where the forecast data comes from

https://developer.accuweather.com/ costs money after the free trial

https://developer.yahoo.com/weather/ big no may just dissapear altogether

https://www.weatherbit.io/api need to look at where the data forecast is based on will try it next week

http://api.theweather.com/ testing now :-) had looked at this last year

template download is now reverted back to WU there isn't a lot of reliable quality options that is useful in many locations out there and ECMWF or GFS data is where Im really looking now .

Brian


For all its recent serious issues, WU, for me continues to be the most accurate for current conditions and forecast. I have just been comparing the above list with WU for current conditions. 30min ago it was thick fog over most of SE England, I could not see more than 25m from my window. The Weather was reporting ‘slightly overcast’ (somewhat of an understatement). The only service that nailed it was WU. Mine is a rural location 32km from the nearest city (Oxford), 24km from the nearest large town (Milton Keynes) and 26km from the nearest METAR. Let’s hope that WU has finally sorted its problems however I accept that other services may be more appropriate for other locations.

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