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weewx Software / Re: How do you disable a sensor in WeeWx?
« Last post by konz on Today at 10:30:59 PM »
Good to know.  Thank you for sharing.

I inquired how to disable a sensor in WeeWx because I was helping a neighbor with their station running WeeWx. They were out of town for a few months and their VP2 humidity went out. There was no remote access to the WeeWx system. When they got back and after they replaced their sensor, I helped them implemented a remote access solution and then informed them how to disable a defective sensor. So this time around it wasn't used, but they are now ready should the need come up, and I've become more savvy. We didn't test the disabling but I have no reason to doubt that it would work.

This is an important solution that all weather station owners should consider for the following reasons:
- Nobody wants bad data in their database and online weather uploads as it corrupts historically reporting.
- Anyone that uploads to CWOP and AWEKAS should realize that they affect neighbor stations with analysis data, and shutting down a bad sensor or complete station is the polite thing to do.
- Live weather data is also used for many important things that may be using your station.
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weewx Software / Re: How do you disable a sensor in WeeWx?
« Last post by galfert on Today at 10:28:47 PM »
I inquired how to disable a sensor in WeeWx because I was helping a neighbor with their station running WeeWx. They were out of town for a few months and their VP2 humidity went out. There was no remote access to the WeeWx system. When they got back and after they replaced their sensor, I helped them implemented a remote access solution and then informed them how to disable a defective sensor. So this time around it wasn't used, but they are now ready should the need come up, and I've become more savvy. We didn't test the disabling but I have no reason to doubt that it would work.

This is an important solution that all weather station owners should consider for the following reasons:
- Nobody wants bad data in their database and online weather uploads as it corrupts historically reporting.
- Anyone that uploads to CWOP and AWEKAS should realize that they affect neighbor stations with analysis data, and shutting down a bad sensor or complete station is the polite thing to do.
- Live weather data is also used for many important things that may be using your station.
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weewx Software / Re: Upload to Wunderground
« Last post by konz on Today at 10:19:57 PM »
Thanks.  Mine inexplicably started working again around 8:24 PM CDT.

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Sep 15 20:14:10 COMPUTER1 weewx[1189]: restx: Wunderground-RF: Failed to publish record 2019-09-15 20:14:06 CDT (1568596446): Failed upload after 1 tries
Sep 15 20:14:22 COMPUTER1 weewx[1189]: restx: Wunderground-RF: Failed to publish record 2019-09-15 20:14:18 CDT (1568596458): Failed upload after 1 tries
Sep 15 20:14:30 COMPUTER1 weewx[1189]: restx: Wunderground-RF: Published record 2019-09-15 20:14:30 CDT (1568596470)
Sep 15 20:14:47 COMPUTER1 weewx[1189]: restx: Wunderground-RF: Published record 2019-09-15 20:14:42 CDT (1568596482)
Sep 15 20:14:54 COMPUTER1 weewx[1189]: restx: Wunderground-RF: Published record 2019-09-15 20:14:54 CDT (1568596494)
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Could the issue be Cumulus related?  The stations that are reporting issues all seem to be running Cumulus.  The stations reporting no issues are running Weather Display.  I am going to try Jaisu's workarounds.  Thank's for your efforts Jasiu!
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Weather Website PHP/AJAX scripting / Re: Local METAR reports Not loading
« Last post by rlee171 on Today at 10:11:33 PM »
Eric...  Jasiu's work around worked for me. If you look at the time stamps of his post he spent quite a bit of time on this, my hat is off to him!
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I am experiencing the same issues described and I am also using Go Daddy for hosting.  I'll try some of the tests and workarounds posted.  I appreciate everyone's efforts in finding out what is causing the issue.  It's strange how some are not affected.
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weewx Software / Re: Upload to Wunderground
« Last post by nincehelser on Today at 10:01:15 PM »
Confirmed that I am having the same issue uploading to Wunderground. PWS Weather, Windy, and WOW are operating per the norm. @nincehelser where and how do I modify the config to transmit it via HTTP? TIA

I've no way to test this, but I'd look at https://github.com/weewx/weewx/blob/master/bin/weewx/restx.py line 573

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If you have home owners insurance or renters insurance it should cover the strike.
Not in my experience. I had lightning take out my a/c compressor and my insurance told me to take hike.

Not a surprise. Depends on how high your deductible is. Mine would not cover a weather station or the compressor.
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Weather Website PHP/AJAX scripting / Re: Local METAR reports Not loading
« Last post by Jasiu on Today at 09:44:26 PM »
OK, I believe we have a workaround for this until / unless someone can figure out why the DNS resolution is failing.

Only make this change if you see the problem described in this thread.

Edit get-metar-conditions-inc.php. Look for the following code:

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    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, $numberOfSeconds); //  data timeout
    $data = curl_exec($ch); // execute session
    if (curl_error($ch) <> '') { // IF there is an error
      $Debug.= "<!-- curl Error: " . curl_error($ch) . " -->\n"; //  display error notice
    }

Add one line to the top of this so it looks like this:

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    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RESOLVE, array("tgftp.nws.noaa.gov:443:140.90.101.79"));
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, $numberOfSeconds); //  data timeout
    $data = curl_exec($ch); // execute session
    if (curl_error($ch) <> '') { // IF there is an error
      $Debug.= "<!-- curl Error: " . curl_error($ch) . " -->\n"; //  display error notice
    }

Upload modified file to your server.

This is a hack/kludge that forces the DNS resolution to happen locally.

This particular issue makes almost all pages on a site slow because the software plugin *-defs.php file (e.g., MB-defs.php), which is included on most pages, does a METAR call for the local conditions data.
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Interesting.  I too, thought that lightning protection systems were to divert the lightning strike rather than stop it altogether.    So would said system have a charge to it during a storm even without visible lightning?

The best, real lightning protection systems divert the strike safely to ground.

Trying to prevent lightning by local charge dissipation is futile.
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