Live Stats Like WeatherBug Pro.

Live stats would be the best. Like in WeatherBug Pro. You can even set there some times and see the temp. change and the wind speed.

I really love live you know. Sure a lot of others would too.

BtW how old is the info u get now? I dont see that displayed anywere. For all i know the info could be totally wrong becuase its 7 hours late. :frowning:

Also, on the same subject how about an option that updates Weather Watcher when u open the main window if u cant do live for some reason. At least it would always be up to date as possaible and u dotn always have to click the update botton. Or wait the five mins or whatever u settings are.

Thanks,
Will

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Will – The information is updated at www.weather.com once an hour (average). It would be impossible to display live stats since they are only updating their weather every hour.

Weather Watcher already include the Option to retrieve the forecasts on start-up and to automatically refresh the weather at set time intervals.

You can always see when the forecast was last updated by looking at the bottom of the forecast (“Last Updates…”).

So are you saying that WeatherBug Pro is bull ****?

Well could u do it like weatherbug? That would be sweet as hell.

Why? Well because some times i need exact readings at the exact moment. I use weatherbug since the reading are live.

Not sure how they do it but it is live. U can watch as the weather changes, for example the wind speed and temp. or what ever.

Thanks,
Will

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quote:
[i]Originally posted by war59312[/i]
So are you saying that WeatherBug Pro is bull ****?

Well could u do it like weatherbug? That would be sweet as hell.

Why? Well because some times i need exact readings at the exact moment. I use weatherbug since the reading are live.

Not sure how they do it but it is live. U can watch as the weather changes, for example the wind speed and temp. or what ever.

Thanks,
Will

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Weatherbug actually connects to a specific weather station. Where Weather Watcher downloads the current info. from weather.com. Totally different process. Weather.com just shows predictions, where the weather stations actually show live stats…

I wish that we could have live stats too, but the only program I’ve seen that does this is Weatherbug, but that thing is spyware.

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quote:
[i]Originally posted by Mike Singer[/i]
Will -- The information is updated at [www.weather.com](http://www.weather.com) once an hour (average). It would be impossible to display live stats since they are only updating their weather every hour.

Weather Watcher already include the Option to retrieve the forecasts on start-up and to automatically refresh the weather at set time intervals.

You can always see when the forecast was last updated by looking at the bottom of the forecast (“Last Updates…”).


They only update every hour? Why have it set to check every 5 min. then…

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Yea I was just about to ask about that. So then we should have it set to update every hour?

Yea I just got done talking to weatherbug and yeap they said it connects to local weather stations.

Damn that would be sweet as hell if u could do that as well. Not sure how hard it would be. I’m sure you could find out how they do it. Or try and find an open source project or start one. :slight_smile:

Thanks,
Will

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If you can locate the data for the weather stations used by The Weather Channel, then I can scrape in the data. Good luck.

As for the 5 minutes Auto Update setting… If you set the interval to 1 hour, then your forecast could be as old as 2 hours. If you have it set to 5 minutes, then you know that Weather Watcher will be up-to-date since it checks for an update often. I hope that makes sense?

Well ok I know what you mean. So for 59min and 59sec the data will be the same and that last sec will be different. So if u have it set to an hour it can be 1hr 59min and 59sec. old.

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Exactly [:)]

makes sense to me.

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Check out:

http://www.aws.com/aws_2001/asp/obsFore … code=29045

That is live data for me. Maybe you could use that site instead. It’s live from local weather stations.

Just leave it like it is were you can update every 5 mins. Or add more options like every 10sec. etc. Or just enter your own time frame.

That would be sweet.

Thanks,
Will

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Will – Did you ever consider just using WeatherBug?

I could not use their data as my main source because it only includes US data. Plus, they don’t seem to have as many forecasts as Weather.com. It would be good to use as a second source, but I am too busy working on other features to tackle that right now.

quote:
[i]Originally posted by Mike Singer[/i]
Will -- Did you ever consider just using WeatherBug?

I could not use their data as my main source because it only includes US data. Plus, they don’t seem to have as many forecasts as Weather.com. It would be good to use as a second source, but I am too busy working on other features to tackle that right now.


Maybe not use it as a second source, but how bout if one of the new features allows a java applet (of our choice) to be placed in a pop-up window like the maps. For example, http://www.aws.com/aws_2001/asp/single_ … p?id=LVNGS (my home town). I’m on 56K and that loaded pretty quickly.

I realize this would take a while to program correctly. But if a future version could have this as an alternate option it would be awesome.

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quote:
[i]Originally posted by nybbles[/i] For example, [http://www.aws.com/aws_2001/asp/single_ ... p?id=LVNGS](http://www.aws.com/aws_2001/asp/single_site.asp?id=LVNGS) (my home town). I'm on 56K and that loaded pretty quickly.

Here’s all the HTML code I need to display the above applet.
[Added]Change LVNGS to your weather station (look at source code on AWS.com’s page…[/ADDED]

<HTML>
<BODY>
<applet codebase=http://isapidata.weatherbug.com/javawx/classes code=SingleBroadcast.class width=390 height=293>
<PARAM NAME=Units VALUE="fmiI">
<PARAM NAME=BACKGROUNDIMAGE VALUE="JavaWx/schools/aw390.jpg">

<PARAM NAME=Units VALUE="fmii">

<PARAM NAME=INTERVAL1 VALUE="5">
<PARAM NAME=INTERVAL2 VALUE="30">
<PARAM NAME=INTERVAL3 VALUE="60">
<PARAM NAME=INTERVAL4 VALUE="60">
 
<PARAM NAME=SHOWBUTTON VALUE="FALSE">
<PARAM NAME=NO_OF_COUNTIES VALUE="1">

<PARAM NAME=COUNTY0_NAME VALUE="TX">
<PARAM NAME=COUNTY0_NO_OF_SITES VALUE="1">
<PARAM NAME=COUNTY0_SITE_NAME0 VALUE="K">
<PARAM NAME=COUNTY0_SITE_ID0 VALUE="LVNGS">

 

<PARAM NAME=THERMORECT VALUE="TRUE">
<PARAM NAME=WINDVANE VALUE="TRUE">

<PARAM NAME=NO_OF_TEXTS VALUE="11">

<PARAM NAME=TEXT_TYPE0 VALUE="TEMP">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_X VALUE="58">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_Y VALUE="204">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_TEXT_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_TEXT_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_TEXT_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_TEXT_FONT_NAME VALUE="Arial">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_TEXT_FONT_STYLE VALUE="BOLD">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_TEXT_FONT_SIZE VALUE="31">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_TEXT_CENTER VALUE="true">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_SHADOW_COLOR_RED VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_SHADOW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_SHADOW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=TEMP_SHADOW_DEPTH VALUE="1">

<PARAM NAME=TEXT_TYPE1 VALUE="GUSTSPEED">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_X VALUE="291">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_Y VALUE="225">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_TEXT_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_TEXT_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_TEXT_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_TEXT_FONT_NAME VALUE="Arial">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_TEXT_FONT_STYLE VALUE="BOLD">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_TEXT_FONT_SIZE VALUE="24">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_TEXT_CENTER VALUE="false">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_SHADOW_COLOR_RED VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_SHADOW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_SHADOW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=GUSTSPEED_SHADOW_DEPTH VALUE="1">

<PARAM NAME=TEXT_TYPE2 VALUE="RAIN">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_X VALUE="119">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_Y VALUE="282">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_TEXT_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_TEXT_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_TEXT_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_TEXT_FONT_NAME VALUE="Arial">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_TEXT_FONT_STYLE VALUE="BOLD">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_TEXT_FONT_SIZE VALUE="20">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_TEXT_CENTER VALUE="false">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_SHADOW_COLOR_RED VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_SHADOW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_SHADOW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=RAIN_SHADOW_DEPTH VALUE="1">

<PARAM NAME=TEXT_TYPE3 VALUE="HUMIDITY">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_X VALUE="19">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_Y VALUE="282">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_TEXT_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_TEXT_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_TEXT_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_TEXT_FONT_NAME VALUE="Arial">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_TEXT_FONT_STYLE VALUE="BOLD">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_TEXT_FONT_SIZE VALUE="20">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_TEXT_CENTER VALUE="false">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_SHADOW_COLOR_RED VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_SHADOW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_SHADOW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=HUMIDITY_SHADOW_DEPTH VALUE="1">

<PARAM NAME=TEXT_TYPE4 VALUE="WINDCHILL">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_X VALUE="214">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_Y VALUE="282">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_TEXT_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_TEXT_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_TEXT_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_TEXT_FONT_NAME VALUE="Arial">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_TEXT_FONT_STYLE VALUE="BOLD">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_TEXT_FONT_SIZE VALUE="20">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_TEXT_CENTER VALUE="false">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_SHADOW_COLOR_RED VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_SHADOW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_SHADOW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=WINDCHILL_SHADOW_DEPTH VALUE="1">

<PARAM NAME=TEXT_TYPE5 VALUE="PRESSURE">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_X VALUE="314">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_Y VALUE="282">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_TEXT_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_TEXT_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_TEXT_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_TEXT_FONT_NAME VALUE="Arial">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_TEXT_FONT_STYLE VALUE="BOLD">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_TEXT_FONT_SIZE VALUE="20">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_TEXT_CENTER VALUE="false">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_SHADOW_COLOR_RED VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_SHADOW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_SHADOW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=PRESSURE_SHADOW_DEPTH VALUE="1">

<PARAM NAME=TEXT_TYPE6 VALUE="TEMPHIGH">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_X VALUE="87">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_Y VALUE="113">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_TEXT_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_TEXT_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_TEXT_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_TEXT_FONT_NAME VALUE="Arial">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_TEXT_FONT_STYLE VALUE="BOLD">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_TEXT_FONT_SIZE VALUE="24">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_TEXT_CENTER VALUE="true">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_SHADOW_COLOR_RED VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_SHADOW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_SHADOW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPHIGH_SHADOW_DEPTH VALUE="1">

<PARAM NAME=TEXT_TYPE7 VALUE="TEMPLOW">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_X VALUE="88">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_Y VALUE="160">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_TEXT_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_TEXT_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_TEXT_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_TEXT_FONT_NAME VALUE="Arial">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_TEXT_FONT_STYLE VALUE="BOLD">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_TEXT_FONT_SIZE VALUE="24">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_TEXT_CENTER VALUE="true">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_SHADOW_COLOR_RED VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_SHADOW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_SHADOW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=TEMPLOW_SHADOW_DEPTH VALUE="1">

<PARAM NAME=TEXT_TYPE8 VALUE="NAME">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_X VALUE="3">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_Y VALUE="52">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_TEXT_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_TEXT_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_TEXT_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_TEXT_FONT_NAME VALUE="Arial">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_TEXT_FONT_STYLE VALUE="BOLD">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_TEXT_FONT_SIZE VALUE="14">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_TEXT_CENTER VALUE="false">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_SHADOW_COLOR_RED VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_SHADOW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_SHADOW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=NAME_SHADOW_DEPTH VALUE="1">

<PARAM NAME=TEXT_TYPE9 VALUE="WINDSPEED">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_X VALUE="328">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_Y VALUE="115">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_TEXT_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_TEXT_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_TEXT_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_TEXT_FONT_NAME VALUE="Arial">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_TEXT_FONT_STYLE VALUE="BOLD">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_TEXT_FONT_SIZE VALUE="29">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_TEXT_CENTER VALUE="true">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_SHADOW_COLOR_RED VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_SHADOW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_SHADOW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=WINDSPEED_SHADOW_DEPTH VALUE="1">

<PARAM NAME=TEXT_TYPE10 VALUE="CITYSTATE">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_X VALUE="220">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_Y VALUE="52">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_TEXT_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_TEXT_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_TEXT_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_TEXT_FONT_NAME VALUE="Arial">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_TEXT_FONT_STYLE VALUE="BOLD">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_TEXT_FONT_SIZE VALUE="14">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_TEXT_CENTER VALUE="false">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_SHADOW_COLOR_RED VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_SHADOW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_SHADOW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=CITYSTATE_SHADOW_DEPTH VALUE="1">

<PARAM NAME=FILLER_LOW_VALUE VALUE="-20">
<PARAM NAME=FILLER_HIGH_VALUE VALUE="120">
<PARAM NAME=FILLER_LOWER_LEFT_X VALUE="56">
<PARAM NAME=FILLER_LOWER_LEFT_Y VALUE="179">
<PARAM NAME=FILLER_WIDTH VALUE="5">
<PARAM NAME=FILLER_HEIGHT VALUE="90">
<PARAM NAME=FILLER_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=FILLER_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=FILLER_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">

<PARAM NAME=VANEARROW_CENTER_X VALUE="328">
<PARAM NAME=VANEARROW_CENTER_Y VALUE="122">
<PARAM NAME=VANEARROW_RADIUS VALUE="35">
<PARAM NAME=VANEARROW_COLOR_RED VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=VANEARROW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="255">
<PARAM NAME=VANEARROW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=VANEARROW_SHADOW_COLOR_RED VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=VANEARROW_SHADOW_COLOR_GREEN VALUE="0">
<PARAM NAME=VANEARROW_SHADOW_COLOR_BLUE VALUE="0">
</APPLET>
</BODY>
</HTML>

It would be nice to be able to have this as part of Weather Watcher…if it wouldn’t cause legal problems, etc.

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Hey,
That too. Different sources would be nice. This is of course a request for 6.0. A major upgrade.

Thanks
Will

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After thinking about this for a while… it might just be easier to make this a separate application. I don’t think AWS has as many forecasts as weather.com, so it would probably just display the current live conditions (for US only, of course).

I could put it right into Weather Watcher, but that would be a hassle to work with two totally different weather sources in the same program.

Plugin???

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quote:
[i]Originally posted by war59312[/i]
Plugin???

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Yeah, I think a plugin is called for…, I wouldn’t want 2 programs running just so that I can see a java applet…(I only want the applet…), cuz I just want the applet to be running when I call upon it. I’ve set up www.musicalhorizon.com/weather.htm but I think it would be cool, if it were just another option in WW. But yeah, it would be kinda annoying to set up all those stations (there’s got to be at least 100,000). That’s why I said, maybe having the user figure it out and then manually telling it what to use…[8D]

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Yea just an imput box where u enter the Zip code. And then u make code to use that imput box which is the zip code which is used to call upon the java or whatever.

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quote:
[i]Originally posted by war59312[/i]
Yea just an imput box where u enter the Zip code. And then u make code to use that imput box which is the zip code which is used to call upon the java or whatever.

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on aws it does one of the following: 1. Gives a listing of all possible stations. 2. Goes to the only one in that area.

So for option 1 maybe have it load the list in a separate window (or have it go to the site) and then have the user select the one they want and search for the code in the HTML Source (you’d have to give instructions, since most people wouldn’t know how). But I think without actualy going thru 100,000+ stations, this is the only way to have this work correctly.[:(]

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