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I was looking up some older versions of the APRS packet string protocol and found 24hr snow in there.
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WEATHER REPORT
APRS
uses
the
underline
symbol
character
for
WX
reports.For
these,
the
COURSE/SPEED field is used for the WIND and the remainder of the comment line
contains other weather items.  See WX.TXT
@DDHHMM/DDMM.hhN/DDDMM.hhW_CSE/SPDgXXXtXXXrXXXpXXXPXXXhXXbXXXXXdU2k
r is in hundredths of an inch of rain in the LAST HOUR
p is in hundredths of an inch of rain in the LAST 24 HOURS
P is in hundredths of an inch of rain since midnight
s is INCHES of snow in the last 24 hours
b is in tenths of millibars
h is percent humidity (00=100%)
dU2k is Ultimeter 2000,
U5 is the 500,
Dvs is Davis
RSW is Radio Shack
PIC is a PIC device (K4HG?)
HKT is Heathkit
The first character designates what version of APRS
'd' = APRSdos
'W' = WinAPRS
'M' = MacAPRS
'X' = X-APRS (Linux)
'S' = APRS+SA
Lxxx is luminosity in Watts per square meter 999 and below
lxxx is luminosity in Watts per square meter 1000 and above
L is inserted in place of one of the rain values

Has anyone sending CWOP data with their own script ever tried to fudge a faux s001 in their string to see if snow data shows up in mesowest?
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I'm sure all of us have seen our temp go up a degree or whatever for a packet cycle, then never to be seen again, that's our high. An ASOS would never report such a thing as valid, only as a number to be averaged in it's determined cycle.
Good stuff here...

https://training.weather.gov/nwstc/DATAACQ/d.ASOShuman/Temp.htm
Indeed, read the whole thing. I certainly remember the HO-83 fiasco here in the early nineties, even the Chamber of Commerce got involved.
Makes me love my well aspirated PWS even more.
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Weather Website PHP/AJAX scripting / Re: GoDaddy Down?
« Last post by metzeric on Today at 06:51:19 PM »
and its now back up
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I am sure that for official records and stuff that some kind of averaging is needed but for us pws owners and our fans  :lol: most asked what was the high or low temp for the day, not caring about averages etc. Most people don't care about the little up and downs of the day.
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I'm sure all of us have seen our temp go up a degree or whatever for a packet cycle, then never to be seen again, that's our high. An ASOS would never report such a thing as valid, only as a number to be averaged in it's determined cycle.
Good stuff here...

https://training.weather.gov/nwstc/DATAACQ/d.ASOShuman/Temp.htm
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Weather Website PHP/AJAX scripting / Re: GoDaddy Down?
« Last post by metzeric on Today at 06:34:59 PM »
mine is down as well
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I'm sure all of us have seen our temp go up a degree or whatever for a packet cycle, then never to be seen again, that's our high. An ASOS would never report such a thing as valid, only as a number to be averaged in it's determined cycle.
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Just as a further thought, this is exactly why ASOS's use an averaging algorithm, to eliminate the high and low spikes that we aspirated PWS folks take for granted.
I think the 5-min running averages best mimicked Hg thermometers. So when these stations went from max/min liquid-filled thermometers to aspirated probes they needed the averaging to maintain consistency with the climo record.
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I'm sure at any given time the readings can be one way or the other that is why the most important reading to me is the min/max of the day so all the up and downs of the day can be ignored as far as i am concerned.
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So if i can get some relief from the cleaning chores and not have to mess with fans and power i am sold completely on the pro until it lets me down lol.
Absolutely! I deal with a filthy sensor chamber too, but not enough for me to abandon my fan. If I didn't already have my current setup well established, I might have actually tried this.
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