Personal Weather Stations

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  1. Register Netatmo station as PWS

    My Netatmo station already shows up onthe maps and has a station ID.
    How do I register this station as my own station?

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      19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      It is true with the new partnership Netatmo is sending data to Weather Underground on the backend. Once you find your station on the WunderMap, send and email to help@wunderground,com with that station id. It will not be a station id you have obtained through the Weather Underground PWS registration page. These new station ids are automatically generated through the data feed. You can find the station id by clicking on your station on the WunderMap. We will be happy to link your station to your Weather Underground account manually.

    • View stats

      I've always kept an eye on the view counter under the station info on the right hand side of the page. It only shows the current month and resets at the end of each month.

      It would be cool if there was more insight as to the traffic. Like not only the current month but months in the past, totals for the year, graphs that display the traffic to one's weather station over a user selectable time period., and display the origin of the views on a map.

      I've always been curious as to the traffic to my station.

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        46 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        reviewed  ·  angelafritzangelafritz responded

        Hi all,

        Regarding showing page views for your PWS since the beginning:

        The way we originally built that feature, we actually reset the counter every month, so we don’t have previous months’ hit count data.

        If we added this feature, the counter would need to start on the day that we launched it.

        Please leave some comments on this idea and let us know if this is something you’re still interested in, given the caveat.

        Thanks!
        Angela

      • Station Outage and Return To Station Notices

        Thanks so much for adding these notifications to the system!
        I have been experiencing some software troubles and not always around when it decides to quit :)

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          1 comment  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Update/Edit Personal Weather Station Information

          I want to edit my weather sation information. Specifically I want to correct the elevation information. It is wrong. There doesn't appear to be a way to make changes.

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            7 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • send me a email if my station doesn't report for more than 30 minutes

            send me a email if my station doesn't report for more than 30 minutes

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              reviewed  ·  3 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a help feature for station owners

              Usually I can view my station on the map, but last night my station stopped reporting (during the middle of the night - less than 24* hrs.) and does not appear on the map. Station is reporting fine this morning, however. Could use a button for data correction instead of individual delete - it would speed things up for those who need corrections of reports by the minute.

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                reviewed  ·  1 comment  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  84 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    4 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Jan 20, 2014 weather station reporting outage was due to Davis Instruments weatherlink.com being down. This probably affected more than my s

                    Jan 20, 2014 - Thanks for the note about the station outage. The cause was due to Davis Instruments weatherlink.com site being down. In fact, davisnet.com was down too. This probably affected a lot more stations than mine.

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                      3 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Spurious Alert?

                      I got an email this morning saying that my station hadn't reported data for 24 hours. But, everything I'm seeing contradicts this. My logs say that I have been successfully uploading data every 5 minutes for the past 36+ hours. The wunderground plots for my station show no gaps in data. The current wunderground data for my station matches what my station is currently reporting.

                      In the past, I have received a meaningful notification where I needed to restart my weather station software.

                      For reference, the email subject line was "Wunderground Alert: PWS ID #KMANATIC3 Reporting Error Detected"

                      Btw, I…

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                        2 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        reviewed  ·  angelafritzangelafritz responded

                        Hello,

                        We had some PWS database problems last night that were resolved in the early morning hours. We’re working on improving the PWS notification system so that it doesn’t send rogue updates.

                        Thanks for the feedback, and sorry for the inconvenience!

                      • There is a problem when I select a location but then want to view the month, it changes my location!!!

                        I don't know where to report this. I need to view past historical temp by date and time, every time I select a city then go to change the date I'm in a different city! For example, Lake Stevens, WA, when i click on view the monthly calendar and scroll up to change the date, the city is now listed at Arlington, WA and that's 30 miles difference.

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                          reviewed  ·  0 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Correct the City for KMIMIDDL8 and KMIMIDDL7

                          When I click on my weather station (KMIMIDDL8) or my neighbors (KMIMIDDL7) on the 'Nearby Weather Stations' it displays it is in "Johnson, MI (49302)" but it's actually Middleville, MI 49333. Other views correctly show the location.

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                            reviewed  ·  4 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Solar Radiation data to monthly, yearly and custom tables and graphs.

                            Solar Radiation data is available in daily and weekly reports but not in monthly or yearly reports. This data is vital in determining the potential ROI for solar panel installations.

                            Since the data is collected and presented for short term gaphs why not add it to long term graphs and tables?
                            Thanks!

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                            • Historica Solar Readings

                              You have done a great job updating the system.

                              Can you please add Solar readings to the historical tables and graphs? Maybe I am missing something but when I run a historical report for a PWS Solar data is not included.

                              We are researching whether Solar panels would be a viable investment for our ranch and need to get historical data from surrounding PWS to help determine the ROI.

                              Thank you!

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                                  reviewed  ·  angelafritzangelafritz responded

                                  Hello,

                                  If you’re not moving the station more than a block or two, you can edit your station location here:
                                  http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/mypws

                                  Unfortunately, if you’re moving the PWS more than a block or two, you’ll need to register for a new station ID. The reason for this is accuracy in our weather data — if you moved the PWS but kept all of the data history under that station ID, it wouldn’t actually be the weather history for that new location.

                                  If you have any trouble with this, or any questions, please email us at help@wunderground,com and we can walk you through it.

                                • Two alert for station off line is too conservative.

                                  For many reasons we are off line, none wanted. You guys are busy, push it out to 24 hours and give yourselves, and us, a break.

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                                  • wind speed not updating

                                    in the new dashboard on rapid fire mode for pws kpanethe3 in neither providence township pa the wind direction updates on time but the wind speed doesnt change until i reset the webpage. it also doesnt update on the other pws stations nearby like it use to as well. please fix this i like having real time accurte weather on my computer

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                                    • 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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                                      • OMG! Horrible. How do I edit my personal settings?

                                        I cannot find where to change any settings other than basics like password and stuff. Where is my running history? I hate change.

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                                        • How can we improve the PWS service?

                                          Put it back to what it was.

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