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Offline mkutche

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Point Forecast Down?
« on: February 18, 2018, 07:58:12 AM »
Is it just down or is it down for good??

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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 08:02:08 AM »
Older version advforcast2 (2015) went over to zone this morning so switched to newer version (2017). I don't like the newer because new api address is so unreliable its down more than the older.
I just switch back and forth when I catch issues.
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 08:18:47 AM »
I guess it was on NWS's side it's working right again.
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 08:35:56 AM »
Not sure what version you are running but the older version has less issues for me. The new API address for my region is very unreliable. Ken posted link as text file for older version here.
https://saratoga-weather.org/advforecast2-V4.02.php?sce=view
I just keep both versions seperate folders and when one goes down switch to the other.
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 10:18:22 AM »
Older version advforcast2 (2015) went over to zone this morning so switched to newer version (2017). I don't like the newer because new api address is so unreliable its down more than the older.
I just switch back and forth when I catch issues.

I tried both 2015 and 2017 update and still the forecast is down. Ok I did a force update on the 2015 version hopefully it won't break again.
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 10:59:50 AM »
I am getting some very old forecasts from almost a year ago.

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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 12:20:03 PM »
I just went back to 4.02 version. The v5.04 seemed pretty sketchy on mine and everyone else's sites.
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 01:34:20 AM »
Darn, neither version works for me.  Seldom have I seen it this bad. 
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 08:41:21 AM »
My forecasts are also a mess either way!  The Omaha office is the culprit, whereas the Hastings office seems to be OK.
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 08:45:42 AM »
Haven't had problems with getting the cast in the past as much as I have seen others have seemed to.  But it seems that this time it has hit here too (Sterling VA).   No updated forecasts since Tuesday evening, something clearly broke, did they change urls?  Update:  Note forcing it to provide a zone forecast gets one, so this definitely appears to be associated with the point forecast.
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 08:57:06 AM »
My forecasts are also a mess either way!  The Omaha office is the culprit, whereas the Hastings office seems to be OK.

I'm back on the 2015 version starting early yesterday when 2017 had no forecast at all (just missing with a message unavailable). At least older version defaults to zone most times.   
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2018, 09:04:02 AM »
i Went back to the 4.02 version yesterday    however now nothing as updated since yesterday morning and im still stuck on the Wednesday forecast

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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2018, 09:05:39 AM »
Stuck here too...

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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2018, 11:56:24 AM »
Dacula, you're still running advforecast2.php (JSON) - V5.04 - 11-Oct-2017 on PHP 5.5.38

Maybe it's time to go back to the 4.02 script for advforecast2.php until the NWS gets it together again with api.weather.gov.

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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2018, 11:59:27 AM »
I may do that Ken. I sent them an email today and even pointed them to this thread. I haven't heard back yet but I expect to before the end of the day.

It gets to be a pain to switch back and forth since I end up customizing things so much.  :grin:

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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2018, 12:08:02 PM »
i am now on 4.02  and it didnt change a thing for me :(

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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2018, 12:08:17 PM »
I'm going to try (again) contacting the NWS to see what their plans are for api.weather.gov/forecast-v3.weather.gov.

My last missive went unresponded :(
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2018, 12:12:24 PM »
metzeric, your issue seems to be with your web server.. it is getting
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<!-- advforecast2.php (multi) - V4.02 - 07-Nov-2015 -->
<!-- NWS URL: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.3476&lon=-78.5559&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=text&TextType=2 -->
<!-- zone=NYZ001 -->
<!-- Network error: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known (0) -->
<!-- loading https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.3476&lon=-78.5559&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=text&TextType=2 - 7895 bytes -->

It appears the name lookup for forecast.weather.gov is failing, and that is a web hoster issue.. call tech support for them and ask them to fix the DNS lookup issue.
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2018, 12:14:31 PM »
I was getting these errors earlier.
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2018, 12:17:35 PM »
Seems to working now.

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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2018, 12:17:53 PM »
And now that same forecast is working... go figure.
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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2018, 12:19:42 PM »
Working here again as well (out of offices lwx akq fcx), which were not before, so maybe someone fed the hamsters powering the computers at nws. ](*,)
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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2018, 12:21:10 PM »
Just got this message back
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Hi Steve,

Thanks!  I've opened up a ticket with the appropriate folks to get it looked it.  Seems kind of odd - see the errors with points in FFC's and GSP's area, but not BMX's, even though point-and-click shows things are up to date.

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Re: Point Forecast Down?
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2018, 01:07:52 PM »
ken what is the you are using that shows the dns error  so  i can tell godaddy??

metzeric, your issue seems to be with your web server.. it is getting
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<!-- advforecast2.php (multi) - V4.02 - 07-Nov-2015 -->
<!-- NWS URL: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.3476&lon=-78.5559&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=text&TextType=2 -->
<!-- zone=NYZ001 -->
<!-- Network error: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known (0) -->
<!-- loading https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.3476&lon=-78.5559&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=text&TextType=2 - 7895 bytes -->

It appears the name lookup for forecast.weather.gov is failing, and that is a web hoster issue.. call tech support for them and ask them to fix the DNS lookup issue.

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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2018, 01:09:04 PM »
Right click on the page with the error and view source.

 

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