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  1. 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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      42 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

    • 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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      • 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  ·  7 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  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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            8 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • NEARBY PWSs lost

                    What did you do with the option of viewing nearby PWSs?????
                    I can't find the button to display nearby PWSs. What did you do with them (the selection button)???

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

                      Hello — the Nearby PWS are now on the radar map itself. You might need to zoom out to see some of the neighboring PWS.

                    • 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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                      • Old PWS allowed view of previous days rainfall in 2 clicks . The new one requires 6 clicks all over the screen, Not good.

                        Old PWS allowed view of previous days rainfall and other data table in 2 clicks . The new one requires 6 clicks all over the screen. To check 3 or 4 stations is now more work than I am going to do.
                        Provide previous day information table in 1 click in a toolbar at the top of screen. Similar to the old PWS function.

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                        • The new dashboard beta is a definite improvement... now if ONLY...

                          The solar data would appear in tables and graphs for day, week month and year. Still waiting.... but good effort is being shown. Thanks for putting up the status message in the display.

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

                            Thanks for the feedback on the PWS Dashboard! We are planning on getting some of those “extra variables” like solar into the more extensive data history.

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                              1 comment  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              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.

                            • How can we improve the PWS service?

                              Put it back to what it was.

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                              • You guys are the best

                                I rebooted my stupid imac and it did not restart my weather app.
                                Well guess what? You sent me an email to let me know you were not receiving my data. Had you not notified me of this I would NOT be logging right now.
                                I just wish you could write an operating system for my imac so I could dump Apple!

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                                • updated site

                                  The graphic history is ok, but I would like to see you move it to the top of the page when you click the station id, and move all the indexing stuff to the bottom. In general, there is still too much empty space on the new site, it takes up too much of the screen. I've reduced the text size, so more of the info is on the screen at one time, but it's still not a very efficient use of space.

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                                  • Thanks for letting me know when my station stops sending data. I travel away from home on 4 day trips, and now wh

                                    Thanks for letting me know when my station stops sending data. I travel on 4 days trips, and I get a message while on the road. So now, I go to my home computer remotely, restart it, and get the data flowing again.
                                    Of course it would be better if I could figure out why the software associated with my station keeps dropping out.

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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • update rapid fire

                                          you use to update all the all the stations in real time with rapid fire or not. what happen with new sight...they stay static.

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