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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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      76 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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?

      18 votes
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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.

        24 votes
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          12 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • PWS as favorite

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

          Thanks

          33 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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            • 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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              • 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?

                4 votes
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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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                  • 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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                    • Stop Using PWS's for Default Reporting of Current Conditions

                      Wunderground's use of and reliance on PWS's as the default to report current weather conditions is nothing short of a disservice to the community. Right now (11:12 am, November 26, Katy, Texas) the default PWS reports the wind at 8 mph out of the NW. The remaining 23 PWS's show the wind coming out of no less than 11 other directions and ranging in speed from 0 mph to 12 mph. Not surprisingly, the nearby airport reports the wind is in fact out of the S at 19.7 mph. Dennis Stuart, Katy, Texas

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                      • More hardware types

                        Please include more hardware types in drop down or make it a write-in field.

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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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                              • 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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                                • 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.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Combine the information of both available displays

                                    I would like very much to be able to see the weather forecasts for my area.

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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.

                                      4 votes
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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

                                        16 votes
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                                        • more stats on the obile Andriod App

                                          As a user and weather station owner I would like to be able to see stats of rain fall(mm&inches) wind speed and direction(mph&kph) and all the other stats that I can see on the web page dashboard. At the moment I am very disappointed in that all it tells me currently is what the weather is at the moment i would like to be able to see how much rainfall over night or how strong the wind was all from the app.

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