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Offline Spreydon

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Wind direction disparity
« on: December 08, 2003, 06:03:22 PM »
Hi to the WxD Forum,

Of little consequence but I have just noticed, after a clear wind direction change six hours ago, a disparity with the Wind Direction plot.
Actual observations had the wind steady in the NE and changing to the SW six hours ago but the wind dir plot indicates that it has been a steady SW for twelve hours !
(see display below - if no picture then would someone tell me how to place a graphic in please?)

Comment?

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Offline Vergil83

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2003, 06:12:09 PM »
It should be from your site, this correct?  

I do see the difference with the WD program image.  
http://www.tokaanuskihire.co.nz/simon/spreydonweather.gif

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2003, 07:21:51 PM »
it uses the file
direrction.inf
in the datafiles folder
is that file time stamp up to date?
any errors under view, program error log?
does it look ok in the program, when you click on the wind direction dial?
i just checked mine, and its plotting ok

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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2003, 07:48:57 PM »
Spreydon's month to date graph looks a bit off also for the direction:


http://www.tokaanuskihire.co.nz/simon/monthtodate.gif
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2003, 01:25:03 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys,

1) I think what I meant to say is that my Wind Direction plot is recording a six hour plot and not a twelve hour plot as indicated in the heading. The circular bands could be considered as one hour increments, not two!
Brian I can't make head nor tail of the direction.inf file - all gibberish! So I don't know what the time stamping situation is.

2) I am still none the wiser as to how to put an image up on this forum  when required.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2003, 01:47:50 AM »
time stamp:
i just meant right mouse click on the file to see what time it was updated by wd

ok, if its a 6 hour plot, then its being updated 2x in a row....for you...for some reason...
i will investigate wehn i get  a chance
(i think others have had this problem)

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2003, 02:13:34 AM »
Quote from: Spreydon
Thanks for the comments guys,
2) I am still none the wiser as to how to put an image up on this forum  when required.
OK, let's fix that. The image has to be on an accessible web server, in other words upload it to the same place your webpage lives.
Hit the Img button, type the url of the image with http:// in front (note that it is case sensitive), hit the Img button again. Hit preview to make sure it works.

So in the compose window you will see something like

[code:1][img]http://www.kirkwoodmanor.com/wxm/snap003.gif[/img][/code:1]

with an Img tag at either end, and the result will be (hit the right mouse button and select properties on this image to see the url).


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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2003, 02:15:59 AM »
i think i found where i am updating it 2x (which makes it 6 hour instead of 12 hour)
uploading the fix now

re images:
i know of a forum just like this one were you can upload images direct to the forum server :)
maybe chris could turn on that function :)http://www.templeton.gen.nz/forum/

Offline Spreydon

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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2003, 03:34:21 AM »
Thanks again guys,

Nikoshepherd for "how to get a graphic up" and Brian for the explaination of 6 versus 12 hour on wind direction.

I can approach both subjects now with a little more commonsense!
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2003, 04:28:15 AM »
try a new beta version
(the zip has been updated, download that)

Offline Spreydon

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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2003, 03:25:37 AM »
Hi Weather Watchers,

Just to conclude this thread an experiment to see if I can get the originally quoted graphic up and running: -



Thanks for the help.
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Offline Spreydon

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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2003, 03:32:24 AM »
Let's try it with http in front!

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Offline Vergil83

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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2003, 03:33:18 AM »
You current dir plot should be set up like this ....
Quote

Without the space between the


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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2003, 08:07:27 AM »
Hi Chris,

I uploaded my graphic "Wind_dir 01.jpg" to my website and appeared to do everything properly on my last reply. However I note under the failed graphic "properties" that it has translated the graphic as "Wind_dir 01.jpg" as "Wind_dir%2001.jpg".
Is this a case of Windows reading 01 as a date? I'll rename the file, up load it again and see what happens.


Nope under preview I see the new file name "Windder.jpg" is there but it is not finding the graphic.
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2003, 08:21:56 AM »
i ftp'd into the server simon, and those files do not exist, and that is why they cant be shown....
somethign went amiss with your uploading of those images by the looks