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Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby JacquesD » Sun May 19, 2013 4:13 pm

Hi,

Someone told me about Chandler Burning Index earlier this year, so I've checked
what this is about and found that there is some fire risk system available: CBI, FWI,
Angstrom, etc. Then I've done a little draft,

see: http://weatherbyyou.com/demo/weather_su ... Danger.php

Comments are welcome! :D

Regards,
Jacques
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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby pernaczy » Mon May 20, 2013 2:06 pm

Jacques,
That's great idea I think. This is something directly related to the weather and useful for almost every weather station (maybe except of those located in Alaska and Greenland :) ).
Best Regards,
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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby JacquesD » Wed May 22, 2013 1:00 pm

Hi,

So, I've updated the sample page to show graphs, table and enhanced desing.

...not planned for Alaska!! :lol:

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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby beelzebubs » Thu May 23, 2013 9:27 am

JacquesD wrote:Hi,

So, I've updated the sample page to show graphs, table and enhanced desing.

...not planned for Alaska!! :lol:

Regards,
Jacques


Hi Jacques
any possibility that you can add an explanation to this
FFMC DMC DC ISI BUI FWI CBI

Maybe some small question mark that guides you to some page that contains a short explanation of it.

Regards
Kenneth

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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby JacquesD » Thu May 23, 2013 4:11 pm

Hi Kenneth,

For sure, there will be a complete explanation page.
This module will be made of 2 parts; 1st the "sticker"
to display only essential and when visitors will click on "sticker"
they will be redirected to this "detailed" page with graphs,
tables and explanation needed!

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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby JacquesD » Sat May 25, 2013 3:28 pm

... now. I added complete legend for codes explanation!

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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby pernaczy » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:21 am

JacquesD wrote:Hi,
So, I've updated the sample page to show graphs, table and enhanced desing.
...not planned for Alaska!! :lol:

Hi Jacques,
Sorry for asking you this question (it's a vacation time and probably you may have a lot much more important thinks to do) :oops: but: Do you have any idea of when the final version will be available?
I'm not living in Alaska (not in Greenland either) and it would be useful to have it before the first snowfall. :lol:

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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby joewith » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:22 pm

Hi Jacques,

pernaczy wrote:
JacquesD wrote:Hi,
So, I've updated the sample page to show graphs, table and enhanced desing.
...not planned for Alaska!! :lol:

Hi Jacques,
Sorry for asking you this question (it's a vacation time and probably you may have a lot much more important thinks to do) :oops: but: Do you have any idea of when the final version will be available?
I'm not living in Alaska (not in Greenland either) and it would be useful to have it before the first snowfall. :lol:

Best Regards,
Piotr


Let me just add I'm interested also as I live in an area that has had many forest fires this season (Colorado) :( plus those in surrounding states of New Mexico, Arizona, etc... I'm sure would also be interested. ;)

Cheers,

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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby JacquesD » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:20 pm

Hi,

Yes, it is vacation time... so things are "on Hold" for a few!
Maybe in a month, I'm about to finish something else... and bear is next!

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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby n9mfk » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:16 pm

Hi Jacques

has this page done?
thanks beau

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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby JacquesD » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:11 pm

Hi Beau,

With summer, projects are taking the "slow" road! 8-)
(and since I work in a school, september is pretty buzzy)
I've worked a lot on this project, but it become much complex too!

As you can see on this link, a configuration page is added. It give some "Fire historic"
by reading monthly file supplied, so no site will have an empty graph or table view
for its "Day 1".

You could try with your own month file on this link:
http://weatherbyyou.com/demo/weather_su ... Config.php

I'm now on "numbers validation" to be sure that Fire forecasts will be accurate!
This module will be a 5-in-1 enhancement with its:
- 3 different "Fire Sticker" (2 small and 1 medium size) to choose from
- 1 standard page with big Smockey images and graphs
- 1 explanation page with a lot of information on index and Fire Risk calculations
... Without forgetting installation/configuration page I'm working on!

But, I've readed a lot of "scientific stuff" about these indexes and found that they produce forecasts
at noon, as the warmest time of the day! But, on my site, noon is rarely the hottest moment of the day...
its around 4pm instead. So, I think about producing 2 forecasts (demo page show them):
- Forecast at official "noon time"
- Forecast at the hottest moment of the day, so far.

Then, as you see, work on its road, but some choixes still to do!

Best regards,
Jacques

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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby JacquesD » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:16 pm

Hi,

I've validated indexes and worked on Configuration page
to have something simple to run.

So, you could now try it with your own month file and
see what will compose that "Smokey Bear module".

When you visit this link: http://weatherbyyou.com/demo/weather_su ... Danger.php

Prototype will see no (Fire) data file, so will guide you to configuration.

I've tried to do something simple... so give it a try!

Regards,
Jacques
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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby uncle_bob » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:57 pm

Looks good Jacques
Will this be added to Weather Blues 2 sometime?

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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby JacquesD » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:18 pm

Hi Bob,

For sure Smockey Bear module will be available
for many templates!

Regards,
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Re: Smokey Bear Fire forecaster

Postby JacquesD » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:55 pm

Hi!

Smokey Bear project still to continue its development, probably my longest project! :|
Now, main Fire Danger page has a working "Danger sign" at top, with Fire Risk Index,
temp, humidity and consecutive days without rain.

Also, graph is in its near final status, with interactive control over the data
to select Hum, Temp, etc. and zoom in the period displayed. Finally, Legend
has been enhanced to show more informations.

Link: http://weatherbyyou.com/demo/weather_su ... Danger.php

Configuration page has been enhanced too, installations steps are now given
on how to "call" main FireDanger and all (3) Fire stickers available.

Link: http://weatherbyyou.com/demo/weather_su ... Config.php

Regards,
Jacques
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