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METAR download stopped working
« on: December 24, 2017, 01:21:52 AM »
Running WD 10.37S Build 62 on Windows 10.

It appears that since December 19th, I'm no longer getting the metar file KIAD.met. (KIAD is my metar airport.) WD is downloading (generating?) the files KIAD.TXT and KIAD.taf and updating KIADlog.met at the scheduled times but not KIAD.met.  The last KIAD.met file I have is dated four days ago at 12/19/2017 9:00PM. I think, as a result, the custom tag %weatherreport% that I use is not being updated. I have two copies of WD running on the same computer, one for Vantage Pro2 and one for WeatherFlow. Same 10.37S Build 62. Both have the same issue.

The metardownloadlog.txt log looks like everything is okay but I'm not getting the KIAD.met file, just the .taf and .TXT versions:
Next file HTTP metar station download
http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/decoded/KIAD
Downloading to :C:\wdisplay\\KIAD.met
http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/stations/KIAD
Downloading to :C:\wdisplay\\KIAD.taf
final download setting=C:\wdisplay\\KIAD.taf
Next file HTTP metar station download
http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/decoded/KIAD.TXT
Downloading to :C:\wdisplay\\KIAD.met
http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/stations/KIAD.TXT
Downloading to :C:\wdisplay\\KIAD.taf
final download setting=C:\wdisplay\\KIAD.taf
Doing metar download now
OK
Connected
OK
OK
Finished downloading metars

(Note that I have the files downloading to the C:\wdisplay\  directory and not the default C:\wdisplay\metar\ but changing the directory didn't correct the problem.) One other observation from the log above is that the directory they are being downloaded from the NWS is .../decoded/KIAD but manually opening these files they appear to be coded METARs. Not sure if this is important. Here's what's inside the KIAD.TXT and KIAD.taf files:

2017/12/24 00:52
KIAD 240052Z 33011G18KT 10SM FEW031 BKN045 OVC060 10/07 A2990 RMK AO2 PRESRR SLPNO T01000072


Does the custom tag %weatherreport% rely on the .MET file or should I be looking at some other reason %weatherreport% is not updating? Let me know if I should provide any further details.

Thanks
-Dave


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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 06:21:55 PM »

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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 06:42:50 PM »
Thanks, Brian. I extracted and tried the updated cronmetardownload.exe file under Build 62 for my WeatherFlow station. When it first attempts to run, I get a Windows 10 message: Windows has Protected your PC... blah, blah, blah. I press Run Anyway. It runs, and it generates a .taf file (It is not a TAF metar and I don't have that checked) but it didn't generate the .met file.

In the meantime, for my Vantage Pro2 station, I restored a copy of Build 61 and it works fine there.

-Dave

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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 07:09:36 PM »
try another update
http://www.weather-display.com/downloadfiles/cronmetardownload.zip
vers 1.6
its working here now in testing

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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 12:44:16 AM »
Okay, I tried this version but with the same results. A .taf gets generated by no .met.

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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 01:00:37 AM »
what shows in the
metardownloadlog.txt
file?
and are you sure its vers 1.6 that you are running?
(i guess I should add the version to the file above)

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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 02:39:49 AM »
I'm not sure how to determine which version I'm running. It only opens for a second (in the tray) when it runs and I can't grab it to look at it. The metardownloadlog.txt contents is much more extensive than before:

Next file HTTP metar station download
http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/decoded/KIAD
Downloading to :C:\wdisplay2\metar\KIAD.met
https://aviationweather.gov/adds/dataserver_current/httpparam?
datasource=tafs&requestType=retrieve&format=xml&mostRecentForEachStation=true&hoursBeforeNow=2&stationString=KIA
D
Downloading TAF:https://aviationweather.gov/adds/dataserver_current/httpparam?
datasource=tafs&requestType=retrieve&format=xml&mostRecentForEachStation=true&hoursBeforeNow=2&stationString=KIA
D
Downloading to :C:\wdisplay2\metar\KIAD.taf
Doing TAF metar download now
Attempting to connect to server.
OK
Socket connection established.
Starting secure channel handshake.
Enabling TLS versions: TLS1.2 TLS1.1 TLS1.0
Cipher Suites:
    TLS_KRB5_EXPORT_WITH_RC2_CBC_40_MD5 (0x002a);
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (0xc02c);
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (0xc02b);
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (0xc030);
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (0xc02f);
    TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (0x009f);
    TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (0x009e);
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384 (0xc024);
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 (0xc023);
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384 (0xc028);
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 (0xc027);
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA (0xc00a);
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0xc009);
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA (0xc014);
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0xc013);
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (0x009d);
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (0x009c);
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256 (0x003d);
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 (0x003c);
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA (0x0035);
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0x002f)
Sending 175 bytes of handshake data.
Receiving 1360 bytes of handshake data.
Receiving 2048 bytes of handshake data.
Receiving 2048 bytes of handshake data.
Receiving 270 bytes of handshake data.
Sending 126 handshake bytes.
Receiving 274 bytes of handshake data.
OK
C=US, S=Maryland, L=College Park, O=The Noaa Center For Weather And Climate Prediction, CN=ncep.noaa.gov
C=US, S=Arizona, L=Scottsdale, O="GoDaddy.com, Inc.", OU=http://certs.godaddy.com/repository/, CN=Go Daddy Secure
Certificate Authority - G2
Negotiated SSL parameters: Protocol: TLS1.2 Cipher: AES Cipher strength: 256 Hash: SHA384 Hash strength: 0 Key exchange:
ECDH Ephemeral RSA Key exchange strength: 256
OK
Connected
OK
OK
final download setting=C:\wdisplay2\metar\KIAD.met
Next file HTTP metar station download
http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/decoded/KIAD.TXT
Downloading to :C:\wdisplay2\metar\KIAD.met
https://aviationweather.gov/adds/dataserver_current/httpparam?
datasource=tafs&requestType=retrieve&format=xml&mostRecentForEachStation=true&hoursBeforeNow=2&stationString=KIA
D
Downloading TAF:https://aviationweather.gov/adds/dataserver_current/httpparam?
datasource=tafs&requestType=retrieve&format=xml&mostRecentForEachStation=true&hoursBeforeNow=2&stationString=KIA
D
Downloading to :C:\wdisplay2\metar\KIAD.taf
Doing TAF metar download now
Attempting to connect to server.
OK
Socket connection established.
Starting secure channel handshake.
Enabling TLS versions: TLS1.2 TLS1.1 TLS1.0
Cipher Suites:
    TLS_KRB5_EXPORT_WITH_RC2_CBC_40_MD5 (0x002a);
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (0xc02c);
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (0xc02b);
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (0xc030);
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (0xc02f);
    TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (0x009f);
    TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (0x009e);
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384 (0xc024);
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 (0xc023);
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384 (0xc028);
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 (0xc027);
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA (0xc00a);
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0xc009);
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA (0xc014);
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0xc013);
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (0x009d);
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (0x009c);
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256 (0x003d);
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 (0x003c);
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA (0x0035);
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0x002f)
Sending 175 bytes of handshake data.
Receiving 2048 bytes of handshake data.
Receiving 2048 bytes of handshake data.
Receiving 1630 bytes of handshake data.
Sending 126 handshake bytes.
Receiving 274 bytes of handshake data.
OK
C=US, S=Maryland, L=College Park, O=The Noaa Center For Weather And Climate Prediction, CN=ncep.noaa.gov
C=US, S=Arizona, L=Scottsdale, O="GoDaddy.com, Inc.", OU=http://certs.godaddy.com/repository/, CN=Go Daddy Secure
Certificate Authority - G2
Negotiated SSL parameters: Protocol: TLS1.2 Cipher: AES Cipher strength: 256 Hash: SHA384 Hash strength: 0 Key exchange:
ECDH Ephemeral RSA Key exchange strength: 256
OK
Connected
OK
OK
final download setting=C:\wdisplay2\metar\KIAD.met
Finished downloading metars

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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 02:56:54 AM »

try downloading again
and I  have added the version number to the above log now (vers 1.7)
should he working now

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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 03:16:16 AM »
I ran 1.7 and that fixed it--I get the .met file now. Thank you, Brian!

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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 03:55:47 AM »
whew

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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2017, 09:16:32 AM »
I had the same problem with the metar: ENRY.TXT. but downloaded update and then it was okay again  :) Thank you Brian.
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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2017, 09:18:13 AM »
the problem occured when I added the taf download but I did not properly test before going away for xmas

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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2017, 09:06:44 PM »
 Had the same problem here with Metar not updating since 20/12/17 , have now updated to latest build 62 now all working OK.

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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2018, 12:43:11 AM »
Updated WD to Build 84 and the custom tag %weatherreport% forecasticon.gif that rely on the METAR stopped updating. Same issue as last December. I'm not getting the KIAD.met file, only the KIAD.taf version. (KIAD is the airport metar I'm using.) The metardownloadlog.txt reports version 1.8. This appears okay but the .met file is not generating. Let me know if you need any other info.

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Re: METAR download stopped working
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2018, 01:24:55 AM »
it will be changing to https
the new cronmetardownload.exe you have uses that
that was working
but it looks like they might not have that permanent yet...maybe in another week

so use this version instead (uses http)
I will have to update it to https again in a week
http://www.weather-display.com/downloadfiles/cronmetardownload.zip