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Offline KathyLauren

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Alternatives to WU?
« on: October 19, 2021, 03:27:13 PM »
When I first got into weather reporting, Weather Underground was all there was.  I hear that there are now alternatives that are easier to use. 

I don't need webcam hosting, though might be a future consideration.  My biggest beef with WU is that it does not allow me to set the name of my location.  Its unalterable default is a nonsensical name that no one has ever heard of.

So what do people recommend that is a similar concept to WU (i.e. PWSs contributing data that is displayed in a map format), that is free and easy to use?  Preferably something that interfaces easily with Weather Display.

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Re: Alternatives to WU?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2021, 05:45:31 PM »
Hi Kathy,
None are quite the same or extensive as Weather Underground, but several do provide PWS data and some include a map, and some have webcam option.  These are independent sites from the station manufacturer/seller:
Windy.com
PWS Weather
Met Office WOW
APRS/CWOP
AWEKAS
WeatherCloud
OpenWeatherMap
Windguru

Weatherlink.com Map is a great way to see Davis stations data around the world.

Enjoy,
Paul
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