Personal Weather Stations

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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?

    178 votes
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    • WunderStation for Android?

      Any plans for WunderStaion app for Android?

      62 votes
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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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        • 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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          • 29 votes
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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.

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                4 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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…

                10 votes
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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…

                  18 votes
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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.

                    56 votes
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                      18 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix the recent cities, I can't delete or clear them, program always loads with a city I do not want.

                      Fix the recent cities, I can't delete or clear them, program always loads with a city I do not want.

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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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                        • 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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                          • Bug in temperature and dewpoint of negative numbers???

                            I am having issues with the data being reported for my PWS (KOHPATAS2). I recently noticed that when the temperature or dewpoint drop to a negative number, if the number to the right of the decimal is not zero, then the data shows up as -999.9 and -99.9 respectively. This seems like a parser issue on your processing of the data. Please pass this information on to your software developers. My data is being passed correctly to other weather services. Yours appears to take the wview data fine in the past and recently (not sure exactly when yet) started showing…

                            3 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • The listed "Daily Rain" is only melted snow within the rain measurement device. There has NOT been any rain.

                              The listed "Daily Rain" is only melted snow within the rain measurement device. There has NOT been any rain.

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                              • mixture of metric and imperial measurements

                                Would be really good if the graphs could mix between metric and imperial, for example, in GB, we speak about rainfall in mm, but windspeed in mph. Is it possible to select each graph individually ?

                                15 votes
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                                • Adding Historical Data from my PWS to the site

                                  Id like to have the option to be able to add historical.

                                  My PWS is a davis and it has a logger, how can I insert the data from the logger to the site

                                  14 votes
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                                  • erroneous data

                                    if I notice erroneous data on one of your stations (for example, there is a station named ISHFELAB2 which I am 100% sure went through a rainy day on February 15, and the perspiration information is cleared), there is no way to inform you or the station owner about the problem, so you/he can fix it.

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Problems editing/deleting initital set up data

                                      During the initial setup of my second PWS (KWVMARTI20), I created some bad data for about an hour while the station was inside being hooked up (1430-1530). I was trying to edit the data from March 19, 2015, and the option exists to delete lines of data, but the function does not appear to work.

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                                      • Historical Data Correction/Missing Data Upload

                                        If my weather station had data reporting errors, or omissions allow me to upload "catch up" on that data. If the internet connection was down for a period of time the data for weather still exists however WeatherUnderground does not allow for the upload of previous or missing data. For instance, my weather station has data from 1/1/2015 however only data for which dates it was active on WeatherUnderground is transmitted. This greatly changes YTD rain amounts for example.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • contact pws owners I have read prior feed back but don't find contact column.

                                          As others have requested, a means to contact other PWS to suggest temperature checks etc. When multiple readings are showing 66-67 deg F and one is showing 60, perhaps the owner could use some help in calibrating their unit.

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