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Offline captgadget

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What is PWS
« on: December 18, 2017, 09:44:15 AM »
Even though I use pws who is it. Is it related to WeatherBug?

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Re: What is PWS
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 10:10:15 AM »
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I use pws who is it. Is it related to WeatherBug?
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General Information 
 this service is provided free of charge by AerisWeather.


PWS Weather is likely one of the most reliable weather posting service available!
https://www.pwsweather.com/obs/KOMOKA.html

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Re: What is PWS
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 10:14:16 AM »
Wow, your graph is so nice and smooth and mine is jerky. I have my meteobridge set to upload every minute but boy it seldom works that way.

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Re: What is PWS
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 04:49:57 PM »
Short history...

I came up with what is now PWSweather.com back in 1999.  Together with what was HAMweather we developed it.  Originally the data was just shown with local weather on WeatherForYou.com.  A few years later PWSweather.com was developed to provide more information including graphs and history.  It is now part of AerisWeather where data from PWSweather.com is available in the Aeris API (and it is still shown on WeatherForYou.com).
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Re: What is PWS
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 05:12:49 PM »
So when I use my Meteobridge to upload my weather to weatherforyou.com does that share with PWS? My next question and maybe there isn't an answer for it, but does anyone know why my graph is so irregular in PWS? I look at the times on PWS and they are all over the place even though I have my Meteobridge set to send every 5 minutes. Is weatherforyou.com different from WeatherBug?

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Re: What is PWS
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 07:46:29 PM »
Data is actually sent to PWSweather.com even though it says WeatherForYou.  There are just some software and devices that still say WeatherForYou because that used to be the primary place data was displayed.

If your uploads are erratic it usually is the attempt to send is timing out before it finishes.  I use a MeteoBridge myself on one of my stations and it can happen a few times a day depending on what is happening on my network and I live in the middle of nowhere on a slower DSL connection.  Here's my MeteoBridge site...

https://www.pwsweather.com/obs/KORWILDE1.html

WeatherForYou.com is an independent site.  It is not related to WeatherBug.

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Re: What is PWS
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 06:10:32 AM »


Data is actually sent to PWSweather.com even though it says WeatherForYou.  There are just some software and devices that still say WeatherForYou because that used to be the primary place data was displayed.

If your uploads are erratic it usually is the attempt to send is timing out before it finishes.  I use a MeteoBridge myself on one of my stations and it can happen a few times a day depending on what is happening on my network and I live in the middle of nowhere on a slower DSL connection.  Here's my MeteoBridge site...

https://www.pwsweather.com/obs/KORWILDE1.html

WeatherForYou.com is an independent site.  It is not related to WeatherBug.

Thanks for the great explanation! Happy Holidays

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Re: What is PWS
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 05:24:13 PM »
Did a little experimenting here. I was running Windows 10 with Inside Builders. After their most recent update, things weren't working right so reinstalled Windows 10 w/o Inside Builders and no WeatherLink on my computer. Uploading data to WU and Weatherforyou.com through Meteobridge. Line is solid as a rock on pws. Installed WeatherLink this morning and the reporting became erratic. Removed WeatherLink from computer and line is flat as can be so something in there is causing me a problem. Guess I should mess around with their new one but I don't want to pay $5/month.

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