Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: Repeated signal dropouts
« Last post by openvista on Today at 06:51:06 PM »
That's a lot of helpful info, zackdog. Thanks!

Three console boards (essentially 3 consoles) and yet the ISS troubles persist! That's certainly not helping to make the case that this issue is confined to a handful of consoles.
2
Well, heck. You can't beat WxForum and good ol' Saratoga Ken!

I had the VWS almanac data of highs/lows/averages on my site for years. As y'all might know, that connection is broken, so I took it off. After yet another query about it today, I went a'searching WU for their API info. In short, here's what I need.

http://api.wunderground.com/api/MyAPIkey/almanac/q/CA/San_Luis_Obispo.json

which returns

Quote
response   
version   "0.1"
termsofService   "http://www.wunderground.com/weather/api/d/terms.html"
features   
almanac   1
almanac   
airport_code   "KSBP"
temp_high   
normal   
F   "63"
C   "17"
record   
F   "82"
C   "27"
recordyear   "2014"
temp_low   
normal   
F   "42"
C   "5"
record   
F   "30"
C   "-1"
recordyear   "2007"

Now I need to parse it. Did a search here and found this thread from 2012...

www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=15427

So, now, to keep within the 20 calls /day developer limit, I need to mash that up into something I can call from a cron job just after midnight and write to a table I can display.

Thanks, Ken, and the OP, CNYWeather!
3
WeatherUnderground / Re: WU - Let us know your issues
« Last post by shakasha on Today at 06:22:28 PM »
My stations have been connected and the graphs show the stats for a week or two, so I know their databases have my data. It has been a few painful weeks of issues and at one point I was saddened to think all was gone. But I am chillin' and expect that things will come around. In a few months, this will be a technical nightmarish memory. In a few years, it won't be a big deal.

I hope I am right, but tend to think I am.

If not, maybe a "Go Fund Me" and I'll do WU myself (with a team).

 \:D/
4
Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: Repeated signal dropouts
« Last post by zackdog on Today at 06:14:05 PM »
Okay, condensed version of my time line.

1.  Purchased and installed VP2 Plus April of 2014.  ISS is on #2.

2.  First became aware that I was losing signal in Feb of 2016.  Went back in WL records and discovered I had the same problem during winter of 2014-2015, just not as bad.  Contacted Davis and sent in the console for repair.  Got console back and did not hook to a computer, since I was having excellent results with the Vue console. They replaced the console board for a cost of $82 including shipping.

3.  In June of 2016 I tried hooking console to a computer via usb cable, but was unable to get the computer to find the console.  Called Davis and was told to send console and logger to them under warranty.  According to the slip, they again replaced the console board.  I am now on third console board.  Now have unit hooked to a netbook and I thought it was working fine.

4.  In Dec of 2016 I purchased a remote temperature sensor and installed it as #4.  Have had no drop outs on it.

5.  After seeing this thread, I went back and checked my WL data for the winter of 2016-2017 and discovered I am still getting drop outs during the winter with the third console board.  I intended to continue on with this spread sheet,  but decided it is pretty obvious I have a problem, no need to continue.  I am now going to install my Vantage Vue ISS as #1 and try receiving signals from it on the VP2 console as Snowhiker had suggested while the weather is still cold.  Stay tuned.

 [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

Mark
5
I suppose I haven't done too badly out of this Vantage pro 2, I've had it for 16 years, since 2002.
2002? You sure it's a VP2 and not an original Vantage Pro?
7
Here's a perfect example why I use the altimeter; when the cold front barreled through a couple of days ago, I could tell pretty much down to the minute when it happen as the subsequent pressure took off and accompaniment wind shift. The two ASOS's 8 miles SE of me, had not. Within minutes, I could tell at a glance, they followed suit. Is it life and death stuff, no, but it is fun, at least for me.

The DBX2 sensor is VERY sensitive. It reads to the thousandth of an inch of mercury
So does WL. Is the Vue as accurate or responsive, surely not, but it is as precise.
8
Here's a perfect example why I use the altimeter; when the cold front barreled through a couple of days ago, I could tell pretty much down to the minute when it happen as the subsequent pressure took off and accompaniment wind shift. The two ASOS's 8 miles SE of me, had not. Within minutes, I could tell at a glance, they followed suit. Is it life and death stuff, no, but it is fun, at least for me.

The DBX2 sensor is VERY sensitive. It reads to the thousandth of an inch of mercury or hundredth of a millibar. It's almost always in motion, even when the Davis console pressure trend reads "steady".
9
WeatherUnderground / Re: WU - Let us know your issues
« Last post by HeloMech on Today at 05:24:28 PM »
Your frustration is shared. However itís only been 6 days since Sean and his little team of minutemen(women) have even started looking for the swamp drain. I for one am really encouraged that initiative is being taken proactively. Itís more than Iíve seen for a very long time. (Sean/Ben, if youíre listening, we greatly appreciate your efforts and will help in any way you need us.)

Proactively?  if you say so.  funny how we have endured months of these outages - what were they Proactively doing then?

I'm glad there is an "announced" team in place to try and fix all these issues. However, why did it take so long (months) for someone from WU to actually acknowledge users issues and concerns and "setup" a way to try to resolve these issues.  Surely Major Incidents should be managed higher up the chain of command and get things in motion.  Yet we seen hardly any indication WU was actually doing anything. 

Seriously the buck lies at IBM and WU's feet, My guess is the support and administration teams were either not technical enough to keep the clogs turning smoothly or daily checks/procedures and monitors were not followed to the letter, resulting in failures which impacted on all services to the extent someone high up got involved.

I wonder if they will learn by their mistakes? History tells us, Humans always have short memories ;)

It isn't nearly as bad in this forum as it is out on the web. https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/wunderground.com#reviews is just one example.   I truly hope that they can get it turned around, but the damage may have already been done. It is way easier to keep a customer then to win one back.   Their involvement here and the Trello board are encouraging and my best wishes to the team.   I just have to learn to be more patient.  Not one of my stronger points.   :-)
10
Here's a perfect example why I use the altimeter; when the cold front barreled through a couple of days ago, I could tell pretty much down to the minute when it happen as the subsequent pressure took off and accompaniment wind shift. The two ASOS's 8 miles SE of me, had not. Within minutes, I could tell at a glance, they followed suit. Is it life and death stuff, no, but it is fun, at least for me.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
anything