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advice please on replacing WM-918
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:31:07 PM »
Hi guys

As the title suggests I need to find a replacement for my trusty old WM918 that I bought in 2002 & is still going strong (believe it or not, I must have got a good one). I have sold our rural property & left the station there.

Looking at my profile , I joined in 2002 & last posted in 2009! I was using vers 10.7 of WD!

So no doubt weather stations have improved a bit since 2002 & so has WD no doubt.

I found that WD gave me all that I wanted except for access to historical records, so I wrote my own program (Dbase4!) yeah i'm an old timer , eh. THe program pulled the data from the csv files that WD created & I compiled a report that I could print out at the end of the year that listed each days weather, ie max temp, min temp, max wind, av wind, day rain etc. Each day was listed in order & then subtotalled with averages at the end of the month. The yearly figures were also then averaged. AT the end of each years report I had the top 10 , hottest days, coldest days, windiest days, wettest days etc.

I had these records since 2003 so I had nearly 20 years of local weather data.

SO i guess I am asking is there any thing out there that can do this for me as I havent got the energy & time anymore to spend weeks on doing this again.

Looking at the newer stations they dont seem to fare too well on historical data at all.

BTW is Brian Hamilton still the owner of WD?

cheers & thanks for any help anyone can offer.


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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 10:34:03 PM »
yes, I am still the owner
have you seen the climate reports that WD can generate?

maybe the ambient WIFI station is one you can check out , or the weatherflow station when its available

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 01:31:29 AM »
Hi Brian,

Glad to hear you are still around. Hope all is well.
 
can you point me to a sample of the reports?

Another thought that occured to me is that if i went for a new station that WD supports, would the csv files still be the same, ie have the same data in them as my old files from the WM918? If that was the case then I could still use what I had created in DBase to print my reports.

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 07:07:36 AM »
yes the files are still all the same for any station type

what version of WD are you using currently?

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 09:00:45 AM »
was using 10.10r, can you remember that long ago?

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 06:32:34 PM »
very nice, ill give it a try. does it pull the data from the csv file?

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 06:37:59 PM »
it uses the data files (i.e so it will be compatible with your old version)
so with the new version, see under view, av/ext, then climate reports

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 07:29:34 PM »
Ok thanks

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 07:25:02 AM »
Brian, it does look good. Is there a way to select a date range as I have 16 years of data! Otherwise the only option seems to print each month at a time?

For info, here is what I did from the csv files.

I used the 2011 file as later was above your file limit.


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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2018, 08:56:39 AM »
date range as in ?

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2018, 02:46:23 AM »
Hi Brian, date range as in from dd/mm/yyyy to do/mm/yyy rather than just a month of a year

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2018, 09:17:47 AM »
I dont have that ability

have you seen meteotemplate.com ?
its based on mysql data
and it has lots of climate reports

https://www.weather-display.org/template/indexDesktop.php

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2018, 08:30:25 AM »
that looks good, thanks

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Re: advice please on replacing WM-918
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2018, 04:38:49 AM »
Hi Brian,

Ive been looking at these 2 weather stations.

https://www.ambientweather.com/amws2902.html

&

https://www.acurite.com/pro-weather-station-with-pro-plus-5-in-1-sensor-pc-connect-wind-and-rain.html

according to your compatibility list they seem OK Is that correct?

cheers