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  1. Need to be able to set default station within the city

    I'm trying to set a specific PWS station to be my default station. The one that is the default for Boulder, CO (63rd and Jay St), is consistently 5-15 degrees colder than the rest of town this time of year, and I'd like to be able to see more accurate weather data for the part of the county that people actually go to.
    Every time I go to WU, I change the station. It doesn't stay selected as a default though. What can I do?

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    • Ad-free memberships for PWS data: indefinitely.

      The one year of ad-free service for PWS memberships is nice, but why should I give you my data after that expiration for free?

      I feel, for as long as we PWS contributors supply you with valuable data that you rely on, an add-free experience, indefinitely, would be a nice gesture on your part.

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      • WunderStation for Android?

        Any plans for WunderStaion app for Android?

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        • What is the of having a support link?

          I have emailed support 5 times in the last 3 weeks and all have been ignored. I think a good idea would be to have a real live person to do just what the link implies, provide support.

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          • PWS hit counter reset and not counting as of 0130 Z 4/22/2015

            The hit counter was apparently reset on all PWS as of about 0130 GMT on 4/22/2015 and counter does not increment beyond a count of 1. Example: "PWS viewed 1 time since April 1, 2015" Counter for my PWs was over 7000 hits just before time noted. Seems to be a global issue afflicting all stations. Please investigate.

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            • Need an attempt to weed out erroneous data from "outlier" stations consistently reporting temps +5-10 than others nearby.

              Need an attempt to weed or correct out erroneous data from "outlier" stations consistently reporting temps 5-10 degress higher than others nearby. There is one in Rochelle, Illinois that is less than 2 miles from the official weather station at the airport, and its temp is almost always exactly 10 degrees higher. Never lower. Other stations nearby agree more closely with the airport. Obviously something wrong with that setup, but nobody is paying any attention to this credibility problem.

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              • First Time Login

                During setup (with Acrite system), there is a period after creating the WU login and getting the new station ID that Acruite did not accept the login information. I figured it was just probably some part of the database not yet updated, so I left setup to the next day. Then it worked immediately. Might pay to warn new customers about a potential delay at that specific point in the setup?

                23 votes
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                • Reliability rate

                  PWS should be evaluated according to its instalation.

                  1. weather station brand / type
                  2. location
                  2.1 is it near a heating source (eg. street, chimney )?
                  2.2 are there obstacles nearby blocking wind vane and rain gage (eg. tall buildings, trees)?
                  2.3 is termometer inside reliable UV shield? and is it fan aspirated?
                  2.4 how often is data being uploaded to WU ?

                  According to these criterias a "reliability rate" should be assigned to stations. Then a filter could be applied to get only the most reliable stations and those could be used to do averages of weather in…

                  15 votes
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                  • Review webcams

                    Please come up with a minimum standard for Weather cams. Many webcams have ZERO sky. For example we have a "weathercam" here in Boise, ID that is of a chicken coop. People are wasting WU money and resources and taking away from WU the weather focus. Thanks

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                    • 32 votes
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                      • filter for netatmo stations

                        Please allow us to filter out netatmo stations. Temperatures of those stations are completely wrong during sunshine.

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                        • Making an App for Mac OS

                          I know you have wonderful apps that are on the iPad and iPhone I was wondering if you ever thought about bringing that to the Mac OS. Now that I am using a Mac as a desktop having my Weather Underground as an app would be nice.

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                          • Need to do more with Inside Temperature data

                            My weather station transmits Inside Temperature data, but only the iPad app sees this data. Neither the web browser or iPhone app shows this.

                            Even the iPad apps stops short of good functionality. It only shows Inside Temperature for the current day. I want to see the entire history.

                            The reason I want to see this, is that the weather station is at a cabin and we dont live there all the time. We only come up on occasion and I would like to see the full history of inside and outside data.

                            23 votes
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                            • RapidFire widgets: use HTML5 / web 2.0

                              Flash is proprietary and simply poses too many and too frequent security risks for users. For the RapidFire widgets, it would be better to use the open HTML5 and some web 2.0 AJAX standards. Not every device supports Flash anyway. Most, if not all modern devices and browsers suport HTML5. I abandoned using the widgets because the technology is proproetary, a risk and franky, is becoming dated.

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                              • Webcam & Software

                                There are lots of webcam & software options. That is the problem. Often documentation does not cover the specific details we need:
                                - does not use a temporary file name
                                - transfers in binary
                                - works with ftp servers that do not allow file name read back
                                I've spent hours searching, reading, trying, testing and debugging.
                                It would be nice if wunderground:
                                - provided a location for users to submit their webcam & software recommendation and for others to vote or rate it.
                                - same as above for cameras.
                                - same as above for ftp software (since uploads is the…

                                19 votes
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                                  • VWS WU 5 day forecast does not match WU Web page 5 day forecast.

                                    I am using VWS (Virtual Weather Station). Within that program it allows you to check the 5 day forecast from WU. This does NOT match the 5 day forecast on the WU web site. Shouldn't they be the same?????

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                                    • Something wrong with the location

                                      I have defined my PWS KVACLARK2 to be in Clarksville VA. When I log into the new mobile app, KVACLARK2 shows up as Henderson, NC.

                                      I want to get this fixed.

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                                      • Poor startup instructions

                                        Yesterday, I installed my equipment (Acurite 5-1 Pro) and Weather Underground issued my station ID (KSDNEWUN5). Today, weather underground issued an, "Authentication Code" but I can't figure out where to enter it and my station is still reporting, "Not Reporting."

                                        How do I get my PWS on-line?

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                                        • Registration

                                          When the stn type is 'optional', popup, or make visible a field to fill in what it is. A 'Notes' field for known siting issues might also be useful. Eg: KORCONDO5 temp is likely to read high due to proximity of thermal solar panels.

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