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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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    • 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.

      18 votes
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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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        • 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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          • personal weather alerts for pws

            Hello,
            it would be nice, if the search/add at "Personal weather alerts" would accept a pws (id).

            Thanks

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            • Date and time on Errors

              Hi. Can you please add a timestamp to the error messages on PWS data? And an option to clear the alert rather than "confirm"? Because I don't see any of these errors and I don't know if "confirming" them marks my station as non-functioning.

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              • The zip code 95419 is giving you erroneous data. I live here and operate a small nursery, so I watch the temp continually.

                Have your PWS guy here check their setup. It is often 10 degrees F or more off fairly often. It says this morning that it's 75F outside while my place is showing 52F

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                • allow me to pick my station at m.wund.com not just the city, state

                  Using an old style phone to access weather, it always comes up KOHCLYDE1 and my station is KOHCLYDE3. I would like to see my own station.

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                  • Add Google Analytics Integration

                    There are a few ideas out about expanding the view counter to show historical data but was thinking it would be good to be able to integrate a Google Analytics account so the PWS owner could see more details on who is viewing their station. This could be a sub analytics ID in addition to what Wunderground already has on the site.

                    Would be interesting to see regions and visitor information that is viewing the station.

                    18 votes
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                    • Allow station owners to set correct timezone

                      I've added two stations and both timezones are incorrect with the default setup greyed out. When is this going to get corrected?

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                      • Station Reporting Status Emails

                        Station Reporting Status Emails
                        Same as the one before...
                        Starting last night I've received several emails regarding my station (INEWSOUT415) not reporting to WU for 11 hours. 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. EarIier this morning I received an email stating that a station that isn't even mine (KTXHOUST344) was not reporting for 11 hours.

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                        • Fix this form to allow RFC compliant email addresses

                          You manage to spam my RFC compliant email address (that contains a + character), get this form rejects it.

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                          • Please allow posting wunderground links to FB so that current weather information (at time of the post) appears in the thumbnail.

                            Please allow posting wunderground links to FB so that current weather information (at time of the post) appears in the thumbnail. The current icon generated for FB looks terrible. I would expect that with some research or testing the coders can figure out how to "seed" the right image for FB. The current model kills any social media viral spreading of the site because the image is not attractive enough to click-through. (p.s. I put this request in like two years ago and someone from wunderground replied saying it was a great idea and they were working on it. Not…

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                            • ICENTRET6

                              webcam not easy , wiki no french no explain in french

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                              • Perform retrospective analysis on accuracy

                                When a particular weather station consistently under or over estimates predictions, why not notice this and correct? Example: Monday predicted high 85. actual high 92. Tuesday predicted high 87, actual high 93. Wednesday predicted high, 84, actual high 91. Thursday predicted high 94, actual high 100. Friday predicted high 94, actual high 99.
                                Shouldn't it be possible to notice that every single day is off by about 4-6 degrees, and then adjust the predictions? There seem to be no corrections based on consistent historical inaccuracies. Thanks.

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                                • Have an option to reciieve text messages if my PWS stops sending data to WU.

                                  Right now I can choose to receive an email if my PWS stops sending data to WU for 2 hours. I would like an option to receive this notification in a text also or in place of the email. Texts reach me rapidly and would let me correct the problem sooner.

                                  Not as important but the option to change the time the after data stops that the notification is sent out. I suggest a one hour minimum and make this use settable.

                                  Thanks for considering my thoughts.

                                  Terry Slagle

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Instead of the map for my area (Wilmington NC, I get a map for locations west of me, and Wilmington is covered by the insert listing other

                                    Wilmington NC On the map I get, the city is covered by a listing of other nearby stations. I don't want that list, I want to see the area where I live

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                                    • Add La Crosse WS-23XX as a station type

                                      The La Crosse WS-23XX series is not available from the drop-down when adding information about a weather station. This is an old, but still widely used station, so it would be nice to be able to specify it rather than having to resort to 'Other'.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Dont remove stations

                                        Instead of removing stations you feel are reporting inaccurate data, leave the station on and change the icon. By removing a station, the owner may start looking for a hardware/software problem that doesnt exist. By changing the icon color when WU feels the data is inaccurate, you are telling viewers that the station is functioning, but the info may be inaccurate. You are also telling the owner that the station is reporting, but for some reason WU does not feel the data is correct. Removing a station is a real inconvenience for viewers and pws owners. My ups driver has…

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                                        • WMO Norms for temperature and rain calculation

                                          According to WMO and in some countries the daily data are calculated as foolow:
                                          Tx is observed between D-1 at 6.00 pm UTC and D at 6.00 pm UTC
                                          Tn is observed between D at 6.00 am UTC and D+1 at 6.00 am UTC
                                          Rr is observed between D at 6.00 am UTC and D+1 at 6.00 am UTC

                                          While in the data shown on the site is based on NOAA norms from 0 to 0 for each day.

                                          An option to automaticaly display those data would be awsome.

                                          Thanks

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