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Offline AZ Kiwi

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Metar Downloading not working
« on: February 04, 2018, 05:34:14 PM »
Another one... One thing leads to another and I started checking out the 'production', 'test', and windows 10 test systems and I found the METAR download not working. I have no idea how long it's been like this, IIRC I haven't changed it since setup 10-11 years ago.

Prod and test are XP systems, and WD is 10.37S-B49.

I have attached 3 files, two are the metarsdownload log, the 3rd a snippet from the FTPFull log showing the failure point (dns error??).  Will SKS take a gander and let me know what I should be changing /doing to fix this.

Thanks

Ken
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Re: Metar Downloading not working
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 05:41:43 PM »
I just tested with the latest update of WD
and it works
(not using the ftp download, but uses http download, via the latest cronmetardownload.exe)
http://www.weather-display.com/downloadfiles/cronmetardownload.zip

*** version Metar Download vers 1.8

Next file HTTP metar station download
http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/decoded/KIWA.TXT
Downloading to :C:\wdisplayprogram\metar\KIWA.met
final download setting=C:\wdisplayprogram\metar\KIWA.met
Doing metar download now

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Re: Metar Downloading not working
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 07:48:00 PM »
Thanks Wonder-Brian!
I'll look into tomorrow - off to sit the kids while mum n dad go to a Super Bowl party..

Hey, West Coast Kiwi's got hammered by that T/S from the Loyalty Islands..  Hope you and Yours made it through ok!


Ken
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Re: Metar Downloading not working
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 08:02:00 PM »
yes, the remains of a TC hit the west coast of the south island hard
the problem was, the tasman sea had record high sea temperatures and that made the system retain some of its energy and moisture more
and then it hit a cold front and jet stream and deepened rapidly

there was plenty of warnings...of 50mm/hr rain rates and 400mm rain totals
but people just ignored those warnings and then got trapped by slips and had to spend the night in their cars etc
also severe gales flattened forests and blew down buildings including a 100 year old wooden iconic church

 

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