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    Hey All,

    I've seen a couple of the plug-ins that allow us to pull weather data from sites such as Weather.com; however, this is done only once per hour and normally from the local airport. I was sort of hoping for a more accurate reading to control items like our outside water features during times of high wind. Yesterday the plug-in stated the wind was 17mph; however, it was barely 4mph on our Oregon Scientific Weather Station.

    Has anyone already developed a plug-in for pulling data from WeatherUnderground? If not, this is a site I found were people can advertise their personal professional weather stations. It appears to almost be a live feed. In my city we have over 200 members posting their information; 2 in my area. This is much more detailed and accurate than Weather.com.

    I was hoping with collective brain power of the group that someone might have already developed a plug-in and/or could easily incorporate pulling information from this site into an already existing plug-in. They do have an API for those who would and/or have the brain power to develop plug-ins.

    API/XML:
    http://wiki.wunderground.com/index.php/API_-_XML

    WonderMap Personal Weather Stations:
    http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap

    Any Thoughts,
    Chad

    #2
    Why not pull it from your weather station?

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      #3
      It's possible he's interested in areas other than what he has at home or readable by his own sensors. I'd like to know the wind conditions up at my parents place, or over at the trails I like to go biking at.

      I do not know of any plug-ins right now that get this kind of data, but I'd be interested as well... I don't own a weather station and thought of getting one, but if this existed I wouldn't need one.
      Joe (zimmer62)

      BLSecurtiy, AC-RF2, RCS Serial Thermostats, RFXCOM SMarthome SwitchLinc, mcsXap, Global Cache GC100, SqueezeBox, TWA_ONKYOINTEGRA, BLLogMonitor, BLPlugins, BLRadar, BLSpeech, BLZLog.aspx, HSTouch (Windows, iPhone, iPod), USB Mimo touchscreens, VMWare Server, Vortexbox, Windows Home Server, MyMovies, Windows Media Center, X10, ZWave, and much much much more.

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        #4
        I just gave this a little more thought, if you use HSTouch, you can get the data from the XML feed of an individual station. I'm not sure how often HSTouch updates from the feeds.

        I really like how HSTouch lets you dive in and grab something of interest from XML, just wish it were a plug-in that let you map each item of interest to a device value. Then you could use them for event triggers etc.
        Joe (zimmer62)

        BLSecurtiy, AC-RF2, RCS Serial Thermostats, RFXCOM SMarthome SwitchLinc, mcsXap, Global Cache GC100, SqueezeBox, TWA_ONKYOINTEGRA, BLLogMonitor, BLPlugins, BLRadar, BLSpeech, BLZLog.aspx, HSTouch (Windows, iPhone, iPod), USB Mimo touchscreens, VMWare Server, Vortexbox, Windows Home Server, MyMovies, Windows Media Center, X10, ZWave, and much much much more.

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          #5
          A simply search on this board for WeatherUnderground turned up this plugin.
          http://board.homeseer.com/showpost.p...04&postcount=1

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            #6
            Originally posted by zimmer62 View Post
            It's possible he's interested in areas other than what he has at home or readable by his own sensors.
            Anything is possible but we can guess all day.

            To the original poster. There are serveral ways to get your weather data into HomeSeer and no data is going to be more accurate than your own data.

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              #7
              I pull data from my weather station and numerous internet weather sites via primarily MCS Temperature / MCS Sprinklers (WUN is included in my weather variables). I also utilize WeatherXML and BL Weather and the RSS feeds from the TS stuff.

              My "real" AAG (POS) 1-wire anemometer gives me good wind direction but the speeds are totally off and typically give me reads of over 50MPH when actually they might be more like 10-15 MPH.

              I still post my weather station data to WUN (even the unreal high winds). I am replacing the 1-wire anemometer this year.

              There are numerous plugins on the HS forum with the ability to utilize and "mix" data from weather services.
              - Pete

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                #8
                Originally posted by AutomatingIT View Post
                Anything is possible but we can guess all day.

                To the original poster. There are serveral ways to get your weather data into HomeSeer and no data is going to be more accurate than your own data.
                I suppose you're right, I mostly chimed in here because it made me start wondering the same question and when I answered it I found a use for data where I would never be allowed to put my own weather station.
                Joe (zimmer62)

                BLSecurtiy, AC-RF2, RCS Serial Thermostats, RFXCOM SMarthome SwitchLinc, mcsXap, Global Cache GC100, SqueezeBox, TWA_ONKYOINTEGRA, BLLogMonitor, BLPlugins, BLRadar, BLSpeech, BLZLog.aspx, HSTouch (Windows, iPhone, iPod), USB Mimo touchscreens, VMWare Server, Vortexbox, Windows Home Server, MyMovies, Windows Media Center, X10, ZWave, and much much much more.

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                  #9
                  Well the weather station I have is on 433.92 MHz and the really big issue is I don't have much of any programming skills. I have a receiver inside to display the rain, humidity, wind, temps; however, that is as far as it goes.

                  I guess there might be a receiver that would plug-in to my computer. But then I'm stuck relying on someone else again to get that information into homeseer.

                  I would much rather pay for a plug-in that does what I need than to bang my head against my keyboard trying to code.

                  I did do a "simple" search for WeatherUnderground and the results were all over the board. I did see the UltraWeatherBug thread; however, I don't see the link between WeatherBug.com and WeatherUnderground.com were I can pick my next-door neighbor’s weather station (no sense in me buying a $500+ device).

                  Some people asked the same question but didn't receive a real answer. ( http://board.homeseer.com/showthread...herUnderground ). Some hits were ignored based off of the thread title. Apparently, some plug-ins do more than what their name implies (mcsSprinklers); I guess in a roundabout way that makes sense. Just didn't connect the two :: shrug ::

                  I'm not really sure which plug-in I'm going to use...
                  I seem to like the plug-in being specific to what I'm looking for.
                  Leaning towards UltraWeatherBug?

                  I'll be back in a min, just wanted to respond...
                  My little girl is asking to read a book...
                  Last edited by Cheat; April 26, 2010, 05:06 PM. Reason: Spelling

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                    #10
                    Here are some screen shots of hardware variables via 1-wire devices and HAI OPII sensors.
                    Attached is another picture of just software via the internet variables. (one of many).
                    Attached Files
                    - Pete

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Cheat View Post
                      Well the weather station I have is on 433.92 MHz
                      Not sure which station you have, but I think the RFXCOM plugin will read some of some of the oregon scientific sensors. I use that for temp and humidity.

                      Of course that requires more hardware and a plugin.
                      Joe (zimmer62)

                      BLSecurtiy, AC-RF2, RCS Serial Thermostats, RFXCOM SMarthome SwitchLinc, mcsXap, Global Cache GC100, SqueezeBox, TWA_ONKYOINTEGRA, BLLogMonitor, BLPlugins, BLRadar, BLSpeech, BLZLog.aspx, HSTouch (Windows, iPhone, iPod), USB Mimo touchscreens, VMWare Server, Vortexbox, Windows Home Server, MyMovies, Windows Media Center, X10, ZWave, and much much much more.

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                        #12
                        I would recommend checking out Weather Display. It interfaces with most every weather station on the market and comes with free scripts that load data into HomeSeer virtual devices. It also come with a built in weather page as shown here:
                        http://weather.ruppworld.com This is the default page but there are other more professional pages that can be added on. Like these:
                        http://www.gooselakeweather.com/wxlive/
                        I use the rain and wind data to control my sprinkler system as well as my solar sensor to control the evening lighting events.
                        -Rupp
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                          #13
                          Rupp,

                          Do you run Weather Display on a separate PC or concurrently with HS?
                          - Pete

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Pete View Post
                            Rupp,

                            Do you run Weather Display on a separate PC or concurrently with HS?
                            Pete,
                            I'm running them on separate PC's currently. When I was using a one-wire weather station the CPU usage was high but now that I'm using my David Pro station, there's hardly any CPU usage so I could retire one server and run both on my HA server. I'm just too lazy to do it.
                            Last edited by Rupp; April 27, 2010, 03:32 PM.
                            -Rupp
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Rupp View Post
                              Pete,
                              I'm running them on deparate PC's currently. When I was using a one-wire weather station the CPU usage was high but now that I'm using my David Pro station, there's hardly any CPU usage so I could retire one server and run both on my HA server. I'm just too lazy to do it.
                              All of my PCs are deperate (lol)
                              Mike

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