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  1. Blog Link

    To make it very easy for people to find a particular PWS's blog, just put a link on that particular PWS's front page. Visitors to my PWS say they can never easily locate my weather blog even though I have given them the lengthy instructions to do so.

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    • Make a WUFriends

      Similar to Facebook friends. You would get updates for whoever you "friend" blogs and have private conversations with them on a chat thing.

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      • Cyclone Pam Hurricane Models

        It would be interesting for a comparison/analysis on Dr. Masters' blog of the hurricane models that predicted Cyclone Pam up to a week out with what really happened (i.e., strength, track, etc). It was really quite remarkable how accurate (I think) they were.

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        • Comment filters need addressing

          Left a comment (screen shot attached) at the wuproduct team blog just. This has need addressing for a long time. Just a not right situation. I know you have reset at least one wu members comments filter level, how about doing it across the board

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          • Use UTC wherever GMT is used (specifically the blogs)

            It seems that as a technical site, you should be using UTC, not GMT for parts of the site where the local time is not used (i.e. the blog). It's a minor thing, but it fits with the wunderground ethos IMHO.

            -Adam

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            • Weather almanac for previous day should be first link below 10 day forecast

              This is most important info for 90 percent of readers and that's why its featured in newspapers and NOAHH. (High, low, records for that date, & precipitation) Now you've buried it in a mountain of data and finding it requires gymnastic surfing. Return to your old simple weather almanac format with this in the lead and the other details following.

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                • Who "likes" my blog?

                  I cannot see who "liked" my blog. I can see how many, but not who. Please fix this.
                  I can see who "liked" someone else's blogs. I can see who "liked" blog comments on any blog, including my own. I used to be able to see who "liked" my blog, but not any more.

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                  • more than one year of weather history

                    I'm trying to get weather history from several cities throughout the US and CA for several years running. The weather history only returns one year of data no matter what dates I put in. I'm only collecting the comma delimited info so I can put it into a spreadsheet and run some charts etc...

                    Currently I'll have to run the report for each year and paste them together. So in essence I'm having to do the job 4 or 5 times (once for each year) rather than being able to span multiple years and save some time.

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                      • Expand preferences menu to include many more choices and save options.

                        Give many more options in the preference menu that we can save so that we don't have to repeat our moves each time we open the Wunderground website. e.g: how many favorites to show, which view to open with, ability to use our home address as a place marker, etc.

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                          • When going to the US Nexrasd radar home, you post the storm ID, County, but no state abreviation.

                            When going to the US Nexrad radar home screen, you post the storm ID, county, but no state abbreviation, below the radar map. You also can not click on max hail size any longer and get greatest to smallest.

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                            • Temperature graph of highs and lows don't agree with daily forecast

                              Temperature graph of highs and lows don't agree with daily forecast

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                              • West Coast Weather Blog

                                It seems WU has meteorologists blogging about every area except the West Coast. True, our weather may not be as dramatic as that in the eastern and southern states, but we do have weather, too. WU is based in SF, so surely there must be a meteorologist at headquarters who is interested in West Coast weather. Isn't there anything worth explaining and/or discussing about West Coast weather???

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                                • customizable search on specific bloggers

                                  Idea: It might be already in the works, how 'bout under WxU official bloggers include a customizable backwards search on any tag. EXAMPLE: i'm looking for Dr. Masters mentioning of "Greenland+heat waves" and i enter 28 into the amount of months i want to search back to. RESULT: i get all of Dr. Masters mentioning of GREENLAND+HEAT WAVES from December 20-11 till April 2014.

                                  COMMENT ON BETA PGS:
                                  Previewing the 2014 BETA pages, maybe its me getting use to the next/newer version or WxU has tweaked a few feature or both, but it "feels" smoother to visit different sections of…

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                                  • Misleading Information RE: Marine Forecast

                                    There are two separate marine forecasts given for the same location.
                                    Marine weather for PZ 645 & PZ 670.

                                    One states: Small Craft Advisory, while the other suggests Gale Warning, both with different wind speeds listed.

                                    Which would be an accurate reading to assist mariners on open water?

                                    I contacted Wunderground several weeks ago to inquire about the same concern however never heard back.

                                    Thank you

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                                    • Link to member photos

                                      Not sure membership accounts is the proper category above...we now have the option of seeing our favorite blogger's photos...seems to be missing off the beta

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                                        • Please do NOT include images and Flash videos in blog quotes.

                                          I posted this comment a few days ago in the Product Team blog. Since the latest posting there encourages us to share our ideas here, I'm reposting an edited version here as well.

                                          Noticed that the way quoting behaves in the beta-test site blogs has changed radically. In the current site blogs, images NEVER appeared in the quoted material; now they do. Worse, Flash videos also appear in the quotations.

                                          Don't think quoting images or videos is a good idea in ANY of the blogs, but especially NOT in Dr. Master's blog. People there often post humorous images or videos…

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