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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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weewx Software / Re: Upload to Wunderground
« Last post by Dunedain on Today at 09:04:23 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
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Yep, I had to ignore the expired certificate warning to get my software going again.  It's safer to use https so that the user/password is not sent in the clear.
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Ambient Weather Stations and Fine Offset clones / Re: WS View "Customized"
« Last post by KenW on Today at 08:46:14 PM »
Glad to hear someone has made use of my code.
If I make any useful changes, I'll post back here, with a text file indicating what has changed, in which files.

One thing I did forget to include in the ZIP was the Javascript library I used with the non-Google graphing code.
I'd tried that before I settled on the Google library.  But for anyone wanting a standalone package independent of the Internet, ie using it on their own local server, they might want that package, which is chartjs.  https://www.chartjs.org/
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weewx Software / Re: Upload to Wunderground
« Last post by nincehelser on Today at 08:42:47 PM »
Checking to see if anyone else using weeWX is having an issue uploading to Wunderground - my uploads stopped around 1:25 PM CDT.  I'm using 3.9.2.

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Sep 15 19:18:46 COMPUTER1 weewx[1189]: restx: Wunderground-RF: Failed to publish record 2019-09-15 19:18:42 CDT (1568593122): Failed upload after 1 tries

Someone noted the security certificate on wunderground has expired.  That might do it if weewx isn't happy with the situation.

You should be able to modify the weewx reporting code to use http instead of https.  That should side-step the problem.
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Weather Conditions Discussion / Re: Spring/Summer '19
« Last post by chief-david on Today at 08:40:58 PM »
First 80 degree day in a month.
First time in many years no 80 at the state fair Aug 20-Sept 3.

did not mind.
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One possible "solution" is send data via http rather than https. 

Or you could just ignore the expired certificate assuming the software you're using lets you.

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Weather Conditions Discussion / Re: Spring/Summer '19
« Last post by WeatherHost on Today at 08:22:10 PM »
15   18:53   Calm   10.00   Fair   CLR   83   66    96   82

And that's the highest High of the year (so far).  July and August had days at 95, but none higher.

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