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  1. Off-Line Messages

    Your system has gone crazy sending me non-reporting messages for the last two days.

    I checked my systems and found mo gaps in the logs. I checked the data that CWOP was receiving from me )http://weather.gladstonefamily.net/site/D1740) and also found no gaps, But I did notice an anomaly, the temp at the main screen for my station on your site was 2 degrees higher than what my station and the local MADIS station were showing. But the Temp showing on your web site on this web page were identical.

    Somewhere there is a problem and it appears on your…

    44 votes
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      32 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Latest PWS data on table not at "top" of PWS page, not propagating to front page or to weather stickers.

      Even though my PWS is properly reporting every five minutes (as reflected in the tabular data) your display systems have repeatedly ignored the current data, resulting in stale readings "at the top" plus my PWS being replaced with a nearby one several times per day. Please put some effort into maintaining your back end systems instead of playing with your "new and improved" iCrap page or you won't have any data to display.

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        20 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Leave our station altitudes alone, please!

        Apparently a logarithm has determined the altitude of my station (Atascadero Lake) is 955 ft., the lake's altitude; my station is at a carefully determined1033 ft.

        I love the new format overall, but this inaccurate change is inappropriate and disruptive to the integrity of the data.please fix ASAP!Thanks!

        9 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Easier to edit Personal Weather Station Data

          It hard to find where to edit my weather station information. I recently installed a new weather station and am finding it difficult to update that info.

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            1 comment  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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…

            17 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Precipitation in mm

              Great new look of new version of the site. Nice job!

              I found only a small issue regarding the precipitation amount:
              - in the attached example the amount should by divided by 10 (7.6 mm is the correct total of this night).

              Keep up the good work!
              Best regards!

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                2 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow comparison between my station and nearby weather stations

                It would be great if I was able to compare trends across time between my weather station and other weather stations in my area. I'm in a valley, and there are several weather stations on the ridge tops that surround me. I would like to compare micro-climatic differences between my location and the others around me. Daily, weekly, monthly and yearly trends would be neat to look at. I think you can sort of do this already, but it would be nice to be able to view them side-by-side.

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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Control the frequency of error reports?

                  My station has been pinging me every two hours that my station hasn't connected, then tells me 'congratulations, the station reconnected' an hour or so later. Using mateohub, on a good wireless network.

                  We see no drop-outs in the weather data, so - no problem. Except for the now-getting-annoying messages.

                  Would be great to be able to set a custom notification frequency - eg once per day, every 4 hours, whatever - to filter out 'noise' emails.

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Edwards Pond weather station doesn't appear in list, but exists and can be found

                    The Edwards Pond station in Chapel Hill, NC no longer appears in the list of weather stations, but it still exists. I know this because since I previously set it as my default, and you show it when I log in. Why is it missing from the list?

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                      10 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Algorithm for temperature variances needs to be tweaked.

                        It seems that your system likes to drop my PWS, KNJFRANK9, from the list of available PWS locations due to the reported temperature, though no error messages are generated.

                        Before anyone cries "Radiation" issues, I have another thermometer, from the same company on a shaded, unheated, north facing wall and they agree to within 1 degree F. The one one the wall does not report to WU, but I check it often enough just to compare readings.

                        So I cannot see how radiation issues can be the cause when one is in constant shade and the other is in open…

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                          1 comment  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow PWS operators to enter snow depth data

                          We are in an area that gets a lot of snow but the amount of snow is highly variable based upon location and geography. It would be useful if PWS locations were able to measure and enter current snow dept using standard methodology

                          16 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Editing weekly,monthly and yearly history data

                            Its very important to be able to correct the false readings registered in the history data

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Acu-link issue

                              I have both a Davis VP2 and Acurite Pro (five in one.)

                              The Acurite product line includes a simple interface to the internet. The device transmits sensor data to the Acu-link website. The Acu-link website can send data to wunderground PWS. It works!

                              Except, the update is fixed at 15 minutes, so the Graphs do not show wind gusts or Rain Rate. The Rain Rate, however, does appear in the data/log.

                              Acu-link,com provides it own "dashboard" type display, and is a free, very simple (inflexible) service. Acurite has no reason to spend money to change it.

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Coordinates and elevation with new software for my PWS way off. Why have you taken a step backwards in accuracy! Needs correction!

                                  PWS elevation and coordinates are way off with your new software. Allow accurate setting. Data is not valid with inaccurate elevation and coordinates.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • precipitation data is missing!

                                      fix the precipitation historical data! It has rained in Aiken this month, but all the precipitation data is zero. See attached file.

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                                      • Downloading data

                                        What happened to the ability to download data? There don't appear to be any options about the format and there is not a complete set of the data available.

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