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  1. Station Reporting Status Emails

    Starting last night I've received several emails regarding my station (KFLFREEP4) not reporting to WU. A look at WU showed all my data being reported as normal. Shortly after receiving the not reporting emails I received emails stating that my station was back online. Early this morning I received an email stating that a station that isn't even mine (IBUDAPES44) was reported as being back online.

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    • 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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        5 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Unable to edit location and name of PWS

        There appears to be an option to edit my PWS but it goes to a screen that is creating a new PWS. It seems broken.

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        • Need a way to report inaccurate information

          My local PWS, that I am not affiliated with in any way, is constantly reporting inaccurate data. The most obvious instance would be the current wind speed. Right this minute it is reporting 9 mi and the wind is literally howling and much closer to 20mi according to the regional news network. It has been extremely windy all day and it has today's daily average as 4mi. I know that with the number of personal weather stations that it is impossible to catch everything, but if there was a way for the end user to report bad data maybe it…

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          • PWS as favorite

            Hello,
            it would be nice if there would be a possibility to add a PWS as favorite.

            Thanks

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            • Limit graph scale changes for barometric pressure for PWS

              My PWS weather station appears to occasionally upload an erroneous value for barometric pressure [-100], or perhaps the signal to the remote module is weak and get's dropped. The addition of the bad data point resets the scale on the Barometric Pressure graph, resulting in a straight line for the pressure reading. Either drop erroneous readings, or limit the amount the scale can be changed to between 15-40, etc. When it is reset to include -100 then the resulting chart is meaningless.

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              • Format for uploading PWS data?

                I'm using a VERY old script (2002) to upload PWS data. I'd like to make some changes. Where is the description of the PWS upload format? Any sample scripts in python, perl, or ruby?

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                • Weather stations for Wisconsin Dells and Oxford WI are not accurate.

                  Weather stations for Wisconsin Dells and Oxford WI are not accurate.

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                    • how to identify hidden pws on map

                      When a pws like mine is hidden by a lower numbered station nearby, the lower numbered station should have a halo or such to distinguish it as hiding another pws. Then viewers can zoom in to see the adidional pws for further reference in that area.

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                      • Create overlay option for Lat/Long lines or 100mi grid

                        It would be especially useful on the West coast to be able to display a distance grid to judge the location of storms at sea. A 50 or 100 mi grid would be helpful

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                        • Have Rainfall Total for Year on Station page rather than Switching Modes to see it

                          It would nice to have the yearly rainfall total on the station summary page rather than going down and having to switch the modes to see the total for the year.

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                            • How did my instruments perform

                              Could be provided through data too instead of dashboard. But often I would really like to know how my instruments did against predictions and against the "source of truth" for the area (local airport).

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                              • Flexibility to choose knots for wind speed and Celsius for temperature display

                                Windsurfers, kitesurfers and often sailors are used to knots for wind speed and Celsius for temperature.

                                Why now permit each PWS user to choose the units of display based on who their primary audience is?

                                Or at least allow an end user to configure the units of measurement and display that they choose to see?

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                                • MAKE DAVIS UPLOAD DATA MORE FREQUENT TO WUNDERGROUND

                                  davis upload their data from weatherlink to wunderground every 15 minutes,its not goot enough, so many minimum and maximum temps are not accurate because the data is to limited!

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                                  • do not log option for some PWS sensor logging data fields

                                    Please consider adding a way for PWS owners to limit some of the reporting data from their stations when they know certains sensors are reporting faulty information (and all other sensors are working fine.)

                                    I own a PWS, Ambient Weather WS-2080. The wind speed sensor is broken. It seldom registers anything. However the wind direction sensor works. I want to be able to tell Wunderground to ignore some data fields that are reported. I am using Cumulus on my side to log the data and have no way to turn that data off from this side (and the app is…

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                                    • Do I need to be a paid member to upload webcam pix?

                                      Do I need to be a paid member to upload webcam pix? I click on "add webcam", this asks me to login again, and after I login again I am redirected back to the wunderground.com home page.... I have a free account and have been uploading PWS observations for years.

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                                      • Question about "dailyrainin" parameter...

                                        Question about "dailyrainin" parameter...

                                        The wiki says this is "rain inches so far today in local time". I assume this means total raid for day since midnight local time, and not "past 24 hour rainfall total".

                                        Looks like the upload parameters haven't changed since 2002! W00t!

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                                        • Wrong location for my PWS

                                          After entering the location of my PWS (Murrieta, CA), Wunderground has put my location to Angelus Oaks, 80 miles away from here. My guess is the website was confused about the street name - I live on Seven Oaks Drive in Murrieta, however it shows me on Seven Oaks Road in Angelus Oaks. The latitude is correct, however. I can't seem to correct my location on Wunderground, can you fix it?

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