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    I was thinking that maybe we could just do a mouse-over, where if you hover the cursor over the daily rain total, it might just show you the 9am to 9am
    Message 1 of 9 , Feb 3, 2010
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      I was thinking that maybe we could just do a mouse-over, where if you hover the cursor over the daily rain total, it might just show you the 9am to 9am version.

      Will give it some thought.

      Thanks.

      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "craigoneil" <wobblycoates@...> wrote:
      >
      > As far as I can tell it does, yes. I'm basing this on these docs:
      >
      > *
      > http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/library/factsheets/factsheet17.pdf
      > *
      > http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechange/science/downloads/generation_o\
      > f_daily_gridded_datasets.pdf
      > Regarding wearther servers, WU states "dailyrainin - [rain inches so far
      > today in local time]" on their wiki, but as they're a US based I guess
      > this assumes 0:00 to 0:00. CWOP/APRS says "P044 The rain since the local
      > midnight (in hundredths of an inch)". So I think they're definitely
      > expecting midnight to midnight.
      >
      > However, after talking it over with you I'm backtracking a bit, I'm not
      > sure it's worth the trouble to make these changes. The flow on effects
      > would mean that people's local values wouldn't match their weather
      > server reports. I get the feeling that we've just adapted to using 0:00
      > to 0:00 and maybe it's best to leave it as it is.
      >
      > What do you think?
      > Craig.
      >
      > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "wuhu_software"
      > <wuhu_software@> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Does the UK also use the 9am to 9am standard?
      > >
      > > It should not be a big deal to add this feature, probably through an
      > INI file setting.
      > >
      > > Something that needs to be considered are the weather servers, they
      > probably expect the 12am to 12am standard, so that should probably not
      > change.
      > >
      > > This would probably only change the on-screen display?
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "craigoneil" wobblycoates@
      > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Well it seems to be an issue for Australia and the United Kingdom,
      > but
      > > > I'm only a newb. Perhaps some WUHU users from other countries can
      > > > comment.
      > > >
      > > > I've tried looking at the China Meteorological Administration
      > > > <http://www.cma.gov.cn/english/> , the Météo-France
      > > > <http://www.meteofrance.com/> , and the Deutscher Wetterdienst
      > > > <http://www.dwd.de/> , but my Chinese, French and German isn't up to
      > it
      > > > :)
      > > >
      > > > Thanks for looking into it, but I'm not sure this needs to go very
      > high
      > > > on your priority list.
      > > >
      > > > Cheers, Craig
      > > >
      > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "wuhu_software"
      > > > <wuhu_software@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > I see what you are saying now.
      > > > >
      > > > > Is this strictly an Australian issue?
      > > > >
      > > > > If other countries use different time ranges, do you have that
      > > > information as well?
      > > > >
      > > > > Hopefully there will be time this weekend to look at it.
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "craigoneil"
      > wobblycoates@
      > > > wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Thanks, I understand what you're saying, that it is possible to
      > work
      > > > out
      > > > > > rainfall to 9am, but I'm not sure my question was clear.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > The NWS says "The information in the Daily Summary is valid for
      > the
      > > > > > 24-hour period beginning at 00:00 LST and ending at 23:59 LST"
      > > > > > (http://www.weather.gov/asos/pdfs/aum-toc.pdf), so WUHU
      > calculates
      > > > daily
      > > > > > rainfall correctly for US users by default.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > However, for example, here in Australia and in the UK "daily
      > > > rainfall"
      > > > > > is from 9am to 9am
      > > > > > (http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/cdo/about/about-rain-data.shtml
      > and
      > > > > >
      > > >
      > http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechange/science/downloads/generation_o\
      > \
      > > > \
      > > > > > f_daily_gridded_datasets.pdf).
      > > > > >
      > > > > > So what I'm really asking is, do you think it's possible to have
      > a
      > > > > > setting which allows us to modify the "daily rainfall" period to
      > > > match
      > > > > > the standard reporting period for our location?
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Cheers, Craig.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "wuhu_software"
      > > > > > <wuhu_software@> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > You can display the amount of rainfall since 9am by using the
      > > > entry
      > > > > > boxes under the statistics.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > For example, lets say it is currently 3pm, and you want to
      > know
      > > > how
      > > > > > much rain since 9am, you would enter 0 to 6 in the edit boxes,
      > then
      > > > > > select hours. This means you want to see that stats from 0 hours
      > ago
      > > > > > (now) to 6 hours ago (9am).
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Hit the show button to update the stats immediately, otherwise
      > > > they
      > > > > > will update when the next set of data is received from the
      > console.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > If you look at the rain total, under the "Delta Lo/Hi" column,
      > you
      > > > > > will see how much the rain total has changed and therefore the
      > > > amount of
      > > > > > rain since 9am.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > If you change the "from" number (0 as above), to a non-zero
      > value,
      > > > the
      > > > > > updates from the station will not be shown in the stats. For
      > > > example,
      > > > > > lets say it is 3pm, and you wanted to see the rain change from
      > 9am
      > > > to
      > > > > > 12pm, you could enter 3 to 6 for the hours. At that point, the
      > stats
      > > > > > will not update until you change the "from" (3 in this case)
      > value
      > > > back
      > > > > > to zero.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > You can enter the character 'M' in the "to" field to represent
      > > > > > midnight. So if you enter from 0 to M, you will see the live
      > stats
      > > > and
      > > > > > the data since midnight.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > I suppose this could be enhanced so that you could enter say
      > "9am"
      > > > as
      > > > > > the start time, in which case the stats would always be updated
      > > > relative
      > > > > > to the absolute time rather than a relative time.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "craigoneil"
      > > > wobblycoates@
      > > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Hi everyone,
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > WUHU calculates the daily rainfall value as from midnight by
      > > > > > default.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > I was wondering if there's any configuration option to
      > calulate
      > > > > > daily rainfall to be from 9am?
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > This would allow me to compare my daily totals with the
      > official
      > > > BOM
      > > > > > figures here in Oz (eg
      > > > > > http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/qld/observations/brisbane.shtml),
      > > > which
      > > > > > are reported as "Rain since 9 am (mm)".
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > cheers, Craig
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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