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Offline weatherzone

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Downloading NOAA Forecasts
« on: April 15, 2003, 02:05:44 AM »
I have been trying to download the noaa forecast for the 5-day forecast feature.  I am using the following link to access the info, but it does not seem to get it:

ftp://weather.noaa.gov/data/forecasts/zone/ne/nez088.txt

I feel really dumb here, think I am losing my touch.

Jeff
Yes dear, I must sit in front of the computer and watch the weather dials move!

Offline Weather Display

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  • Davis VP2
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2003, 04:01:20 AM »
weather.noaa.gov
try that instead of the ftp:// at the start (as wd assumes that)
for the host name

but the file nez088.txt
does not exist!
(i just tested)
try changing

Offline pagerman

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Downloading NOAA Forecasts
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2003, 12:34:15 PM »
I am having trouble also, I have the following address - weather.noaa.gov/data/forecasts/zone/wi/wiz066.txt and the file IS there, but the noaa site seems painfully slow. Could this be a problem? Also, I posted a different question about this, and I never seem to get any kind of "forecast" icon on my desktop of WD.

UPDATE: although the file wiz066.txt DOES eventually show up in a regular ftp program (again, slow) - WD creates a file labeled wiz066.txt, but it is empty. Any thoughts?

Offline Weather Display

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2003, 05:10:30 PM »
tgftp.nws.noaa.gov

as the host server name is much faster than weather.noaa.gov

then the directory as
/data/forecasts/zone/wi
and the file as
wiz066.txt  (and add to list)

i just tested , and it works great and is fast

Offline weatherzone

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Downloading NOAA Forecasts
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2003, 09:00:21 PM »
Got mine working!  Awesome! Thanks
Yes dear, I must sit in front of the computer and watch the weather dials move!

Offline pagerman

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2003, 11:53:27 PM »
nada. what am I doing wrong????

Offline Weather Display

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2003, 12:07:00 AM »
either do a screen capture and place the image here (i.e screen capture on your keyboard, upload to your web site from paint shop pro or word, and or export your wdisplayftp.ini file from the registry and email me that

Offline pagerman

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2003, 12:28:58 AM »
I sent the .ini file. Thanks!

Offline Weather Display

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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2003, 12:49:39 AM »
you missed an
e
 in the word forecast, for the directory

you can tell, becuase it reports directory not found if you look in the ftplogfull.txt file after a download

Offline Weather Display

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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2003, 01:03:45 AM »
/data/forecasts/zone/wi/

i.e you have an e missing in the word forecast
:)

Offline pagerman

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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2003, 01:22:27 AM »
:oops:

DOH! oops. Man do I feel stupid. NOW I do get the file

 :roll:

Thank you!