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current conditions
« on: May 09, 2019, 11:22:26 PM »
my current conditions are showing "overcast and gloomy".
sky is clear.
what do i need to change to correct this.
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Re: current conditions
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 02:21:18 PM »
You don't give us much to go on...

What sensor are you using to determine sky conditions? 

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Re: current conditions
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 02:30:41 PM »
my current conditions are showing "overcast and gloomy".
sky is clear.
what do i need to change to correct this.
thanks
larry
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I do not know for sure, but I think this is the first "identical" question on this forum from 15-09-2006, 09:41:47 .
Make sure you did not tell WD by accident that you have a solar sensor.

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Re: current conditions
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 09:12:55 PM »
hello
thanks for the replies.
found the solar sensor main switch was on.
i have no solar. switch is now off.
sky conditions are reporting "dry".
it has been over 24 hours since i turned off the sensor switch and
the conditions are still not updating.
i have kpdx set for current sky conditions.
kpdx.txt is currently mostly cloudy.
thanks
larry

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Re: current conditions
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 10:43:14 PM »
In WD under the VIEW menu, click on "Downloaded Metars" and you should have a file "KPDX.met" and it will show "Sky conditions:" and that should match what WD is showing for current sky conditions.

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Re: current conditions
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 01:44:53 AM »
KPDX.met is still indicating mostly cloudy.
my sky conditions vancamweather.com indicate dry.
i did notice if i refresh the page it will show "mostly cloudy" for less than
a second and then immediately shows "dry" again.
testtags is current: $weatherreport =  'mostly cloudy';   // current weather conditions from selected METAR
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Re: current conditions
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 02:39:56 AM »
Post screen grab of setup screen of your metar download...

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Re: current conditions
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 06:54:24 PM »
wd metar download

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Re: current conditions
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2019, 12:19:49 AM »
Only difference I have in my setup is I have ticked "It is a ASOS/SYNOP metar".  Maybe check your Main screen Icon setup...here's what mine looks like...



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Re: current conditions
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2019, 09:48:57 PM »
thanks for the feedback.
it appears that the correct metar sky conditions load initially and are then replaced by the clientraw conditions: "dry".
you can also see this if you refresh the page. it will show the metar sky conditions momentarily.
not sure why.

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Re: current conditions
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2019, 04:03:18 PM »
"Dry" I believe is the default used by WD when you don't have a solar sensor.  I am racking my brain trying to remember what causes the condition where the conditions change when the new clientraw is ftp'd to your site but so far it alludes me...

 

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