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https://www.desmoinesweather.org/weather28/test_url.php

I did check with Davis this morning about if something had changed on the api, and they are fine.  so yes, the problem is with the web server people- hostmonster.com  .   

If you can find what is wrong, then I will contact them to correct it.  They are good people, but have to be told where to fix things.

Thank you , Wim  in advance.
If you click the link, you see an error message. Nothing to do with your current problem.
Error codes: Illegal characters found in URL

Please remove the   _     the space    and the new-line   at the end of the url at line 25 so we can test.
That line should end at 3A77';

As now nothing was tested.

Wim
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Ambient Weather Station / Re: Ambient Ws-1001 Failures - Anyone else
« Last post by thstaff on Today at 10:57:33 AM »
I get what he means. I’ve often had the same thoughts. We have two Davis units in use. They’re good. But cumbersome to report to internet. You have to tie up a computer running software in the background. And buy expensive loggers. The Ambient units are almost plug and and play. Almost.
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https://www.desmoinesweather.org/weather28/test_url.php


I did check with Davis this morning about if something had changed on the api, and they are fine.  so yes, the problem is with the web server people- hostmonster.com  .   

If you can find what is wrong, then I will contact them to correct it.  They are good people, but have to be told where to fix things.

Thank you , Wim  in advance.
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This morning with humidity up the new acurite with sht31's both peaked at 95% same as the new Davis aspirated. The 2 year old Davis peaked at 93% while the handheld Extech 96% this morning just to complete how these sensors compare.

They do appear to run substantially lower 8% daytime and much closer with airport ASOS yesterday afternoon and evening, along with reaching the upper end of humidity scale 95%, airport also was 94% today. This makes everything really frustrating knowing the 31's can perform just as data sheet says but the Davis Units don't.

Why the Davis sensors run so high I can only conjecture molding into board process contamination.

This is very aggravating after seeing the Acurite $15 sensor work so much better. This probably goes to why the rainwise sensors are much closer and don't seem to suffer like the Davis sensors. They don't destroy sensor before consumer gets them.

I'll let you guys continue but I've seen enough to know the Davis units are junk.
Try a 75...tiny thermal mass, preinstalled to a board by Sensirion, and plug and play after a little soldering or 1.27mm 4-pin connector.

As for your evening experiment. I would expect the Davis to run higher RH with fan aspiration and dew beginning to form at the surface. If you're seeing it in the afternoon as well then maybe it's a different issue. I don't like comparing my humidity to ASOS since I'm in an area with lots of trees and transpiration. The airports have wide open areas with great mixing which cuts down on those pooling dewpoints from the vegetation. You're in NE so maybe this doesn't apply since you may have mostly plains and fields too. But out here, it's lots of hills and trees.

I feel like we've been discussing this for years now. Personally, 98% vs 100% isn't a big deal to me. Your local ASOS miles may vary, but most of the ones out here never reach 100% when viewing the 1-min data...even with M1/4SM or 1/4SM visibility. I just logged in yesterday for the first time in awhile so maybe you've addressed this, but have you tried a NIST certified sensor?
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So the problem is somewhere on your webserver.
I attach a small test-program.
1. unzip
2. Modify line 25 with your credentials and
3. place it on your server, in the root  or in weather28/
4. test it  with https://www.desmoinesweather.org/_the_folder_or_nothing_/test_url.php

As soon as you uploaded the script, test it and mail me the link
https://www.desmoinesweather.org/test_url.php or wherever you put the script.
So that I can check the debug results.

Wim
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dport look at Cumulus also I run the desktop version you can run some of that high bias out with the humidity multiplier and still reach 100%. It's kind of a pain however once you get below the 35% range the high bias is gone so you need to keep a watch all the time. Frustrating.. ](*,) Other softwares also may have this ability.
 
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CWOP Forum / Re: Adjusting for bad data
« Last post by DoctorKnow on Today at 10:20:09 AM »
I would just stop reporting until the issue can be corrected.
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I still believe the 31 is a great sensor just not after Davis gets done with them.
As a consumer and spending oodles of money on Davis products I'll now look at other options. Meanwhile I'm hoping some smart electronic people will come to the rescue with a new transmitter so we can install our own sensors not pre trashed before we get them.

 
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CWOP Forum / Adjusting for bad data
« Last post by stromb0li on Today at 10:17:49 AM »
Hey WXForum,

When reporting to CWOP, what do you do when you know your data is going to be bad?

I just noticed my rain gauge stopped reporting any rain altogether.  I went outside to investigate and it turns out the darn birds' poo had plugged the gauge.  It's been raining since very early AM (now about 4 hours) and I didn't check until now.  In this case, when the data gets reported it's going to:
1) Show a massive spike in data (I tried to leave as much rain as-is in the bucket, so once it was unblocked it'd measure what was in there)
2) for any rain that is missing, I'm sure it will be off

What is the right procedure when you know the data going to CWOP is going to be bad?  Secondly, if I have a manual rain guage, is there a right process for reporting what that has vs the weather station?

Thanks in advance!
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WeatherUnderground / Re: WU - Let us know your issues
« Last post by wunderground-PWS on Today at 10:05:28 AM »
Please check the time on your station and or computer that uploads the data.  It looks like you might be sending data with a clock skew off about 10 minutes in the past.
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