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Offline longmire

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WD version 10.37S84 (Nov 8) WeatherFlow station Win 7 64 bit - seems to be working fine - BUT although the NOAA Forecast Download Panel is set correctly, The Forecast Panel shows Prairie Village KS. I have triple checked m LAT LON, and the downloaded file txz213.txt and they are correct. Only the display of the forecast is wrong.
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Expires:201811231000;;707110
FPUS54 KHGX 230013
ZFPHGX
FPUS54 KHGX 230012
ZFPHGX

Zone Forecast Product for Southeast Texas
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
612 PM CST Thu Nov 22 2018


TXZ213-231000-
Inland Harris-
Including the city of Houston
612 PM CST Thu Nov 22 2018

.TONIGHT...Partly cloudy until late night then becoming mostly
cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. East winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then
partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. Southeast
winds around 5 mph in the morning shifting to the southwest in
the afternoon. Chance of rain 30 percent in the morning
decreasing to 20 percent in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly
cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly
sunny in the afternoon then becoming partly cloudy late in the
afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. South
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Colder. Lows in the mid 40s.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Cooler. Highs in the mid 50s.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming
mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly
cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Warmer. Lows in the mid 50s.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

$$



How can I fix this please?


Offline Weather Display

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can you post a screen shot of the noaa download setup screen?

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Here is the screen shot of the ftp Weather Report /Warning/ forecast download page

I realized that I had set it up to download into the c:\wdisplay folder instead of c:\wdisplay\webfiles folder so I made sure that WDisplay is looking where the file is actually located in c:\wdisplay, but this has made no difference.

Some additional information: If I click the current conditions icon on the main display, it opens 3 windows - the incorrect forecast window, but also the correct METAR (KHOU) windows and a current conditions window for FMC W MAIN (my weatherflow station, although the Solar shows only a dash beside it - all the other data is correct). The Forecast window seems to be displaying some kind of default forecast which never changes for Prairie Village KS.

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try unticking to use the NWS API setting

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Thanks - The panel now shows the correct forecast, but no longer shows the location - likely something I need to fix in the settings or customization. But the data is correct I have attached the screen capture after unticking the NWS API below

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I got too happy too soon :( - It appears that the cronmetardownload may not be running - this is just a guess on my part - because the txz213.txt file is not updating unless I open the control panel and hit the test button.

However - the Current Conditions - which pulls some sky conditions from METAR is running.

I am clueless how to proceed to troubleshoot or fix - please help - some more  :oops:

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the cronmetardownload does not update the NOAA forecast file
the ftpupd.exe program does
make sure you have the main internet switch on in the connections setup as well as the switch on in the noaa download setup

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 Both switches are on and green

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do you have times set to download in the noaa forecast download setup?

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I clicked the download every ten mins button - just to test but there is no update occurring

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also make sure you have set to use WD's ftpupd program in the connections setup

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 :oops:  Operator error  :oops: Since I was using it in local file mode I had unchecked the ftpupd in connections. Now that I have the correct box checked the forecast is updating correctly.

Thank you again!

 

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