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  1. 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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      5 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Restore full support for the classic Wunderground web pages

      I am very disappointed to see Wunderground gradually phase out the functions and features of the classic web pages. I prefer the classic web pages, and have continued to use them, but the erosion of the functions and features on the classic web pages are now forcing me to use the "new" web pages if I want to continue to have access to those features and functions. I would like to see Wunderground continue full support of the classic web pages.

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        reviewed  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add the ability to manually enter current conditions.

        instead of "sky conditions not available for this weather station."

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

            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!

          • Don't send bogus error messages...

            I received two messages last night saying my station was not reporting and that it was reporting erroneous data, but I can see from the logs (both on my station and on my PWS page--which match--that it was reporting consistently with all good data)....

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

              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!

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              • Quality Control Alerts

                Once in a while, I get a quality control alert, "The thermometer sensor on your weather station has reported values which are likely impossible. ..."

                My local logs do not show any such discrepancies. It would be very helpful if you could post the exact time that the out-of-range data was received, so I could correlate that with network logs, and other possible issues.

                I have noticed that periodically if my weather station goes offline, that dewpoint (not temperature) is shown as -99. I do not send this value, so I am wondering where it comes from, and whether this…

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                  reviewed  ·  6 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • When quality control detects an error it would be great if they would refer to a specific entry with date/time.

                  When quality control detects an error it would be great if they would refer to a specific entry with date/time. I went over 20 days of data only to find no temperature errors!

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                    reviewed  ·  5 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Disappearing Station

                    On two occasions I could see the Tabular Weather History for my station updated every 5 minutes, but my station disappeared from the WunderMap, RapidFire Flash view didn’t show any data, and my station wasn’t listed under Weather Stations for my town under Current Conditions. After waiting some amount of time my station re-appears. I’ve noticed something similar for some airports near my station.

                    Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening?

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                      reviewed  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • There`s no way to change wrong data or to imput a new data

                      My page has only a "Delete entry" option, not a "Change entry" option.
                      My pluviometer was broken yesterday on a severe gusty conditions. I have a manual pluviometer, an official Helmanns and i have the real value to put in the wunder data. But i can`t do it.
                      Try to solve this, please...;)

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                        reviewed  ·  0 comments  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Text Messages

                        If I could get a text message instead of an email when my signal goes down for a period of time, I'd see it sooner and get it fixed faster.

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                          1 comment  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Can PWS link to current conditions?

                          Is it possible to have the PWS link to the current conditions page or the dashboard instead of the history page?

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                            1 comment  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • IONTARIO586 and IONTARIO445 clearly incorrect

                            You must have a way detecting anomalies. IONTARIO586 in Acton, Ontario shows a current temp of -1°C and IONTARIO445 in Galt shows -8°C, when all around it is -16 to -21°C. Is there not a data check as these are quite out in left field (if, that is, it was warm enough to play baseball in the first place!).

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                              reviewed  ·  0 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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                                • Not actually a new idea...but thanks for a notification via email my WX station is off line. As confusing as it can be sometimes.

                                  KWIMARAT2 off the air recently and I didn't have clue to the problem. I was asked if would forward a screenshot of my setup page and the name of hardware/software being used. I still have not figured out how send a screenshot. It took me about 3 days of one thing and another. I could not see my PW for wunderground used in my option to share my ach-link.com bridge setup. Just for giggles I took out the PW indicator on that line and re-entered what I thought to be the correct PW. Immediately I received an email wunder, congratulations…

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                                  • veiw who is looking at your station

                                    ut would be good to see who is accessing data from my station.

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                                      reviewed  ·  1 comment  ·  Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create a PWWS (Personal Weather Web Site)

                                      Collect the information from the site and allow PWS owners to create a PWWS (Personal Weather Web Site).
                                      Basic free subscription would be stationname.wunderground.com domain based and no possibility to customize, ads supported.
                                      Pro (pay $) subscription stationname.wunderground.com domain plus templates and customization, extended API usage, no ads.
                                      Premium (pay $$) subscription, can run on own domain (via dns cname redirect) plus premium or custom templates, no ads, unlimited usage for the API.

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                                      • Make our pages look like your "Current Conditions" page

                                        Make our pages look like your "Current Conditions" page. Ours right now are bland and basic looking. Yours has local maps, historical data, nice icons (that we can choose), forecasts etc.

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                                        • Average or dominant wind direction in historical data

                                          I like that you give daily observations that we can download data with a comma delimited file. In addition to wind speed, can you also give an average or dominant wind direction for these data?

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