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Re: Actual Wind Gust Upload from La Crosse WS-2811?

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  • keith_ke0fv
    email address got hidden. It is support @ lacrossetechnology.com
    Message 1 of 22 , Jul 21, 2012
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      email address got hidden. It is support @ lacrossetechnology.com

      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, Keith Berry <berryko@...> wrote:
      >
      > support@...
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      > Keith
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      >  
      >
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      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: Don Keating <eobic@...>
      > To: "wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com" <wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tue, July 17, 2012 4:46:13 PM
      > Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Actual Wind Gust Upload from La Crosse
      > WS-2811?
      >
      >  
      > To make sure we are all on the same page, what e-mail address did you send your
      > requests to? Thanks!
      >
      > Don in Ohio
      >
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: Joseph Kareh <josephkareh@...>
      > To: "wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com" <wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:05 PM
      > Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Actual Wind Gust Upload from La Crosse
      > WS-2811?
      >
      >
      >  
      > Hi keith , you are right , i already sent a mail to lacrosse, come one guys lets
      > be numerious
      >
      > Sent from my iPad
      >
      > On Jul 17, 2012, at 10:53 PM, Keith Berry <berryko@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      >  
      > >I received this back from La Crosse:
      > >
      > >'The addition of wind gust is not possible'
      > > 
      > >Not an appropriate response in my opinion. So, I sent them a reply asking why,
      > >if HeavyWeather stores that information on peak wind gust, it can't be parsed
      > >out into the currdat.lst file?
      > > 
      > >Let's continue to hit them with this and see if we can get an appropriate
      > >response.  There is power in numbers and if they realize it is not just one or
      > >two individuals looking for the data they will take it a lot more to heart.
      > > 
      > >Keith
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > ________________________________
      > From: chris <chrisv78@...>
      > >To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > >Sent: Tue, July 17, 2012 2:15:34 PM
      > >Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Actual Wind Gust Upload from La Crosse
      > >WS-2811?
      > >
      > > 
      > >Thanks for the clarification.  That may have been the problem I was having years
      > >ago.  I was not running heavy weather, so I was unaware of the station picking
      > >up gusts.
      > >
      > >
      > >From: Don Keating
      > >Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 2:13 PM
      > >To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Actual Wind Gust Upload from La Crosse
      > >WS-2811?
      > >
      > > 
      > >Keith Writes...
      > >
      > >
      > >"The problem is not that the wind gust was not recorded by the station; it was. 
      > >HeavyWeather shows a peak gust of 49.2 MPH when the leading edge of the storm
      > >passed.  However, because this reading was not captured in the currdat.lst file,
      > >WUHU does not know about the event and does not report it on up to WUG and CWOP,
      > >but reports a lower number for wind gust."
      > >
      > >Keith, thank you for putting into words what I may have failed to put in to
      > >words. This is EXACTLY what I mean!! I too will be sending them a request for
      > >the update / upgrade we all want to see. After all if their station and the
      > >currdat.lst file catches the other extremes, why not this one?
      > >
      > >
      > >Don in Ohio
      > >
      > >
      > ________________________________
      > From: Keith Berry <berryko@...>
      > >To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > >Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 9:33 AM
      > >Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Actual Wind Gust Upload from La Crosse
      > >WS-2811?
      > >
      > >
      > > 
      > >The problem is not that the wind gust was not recorded by the station; it was. 
      > >HeavyWeather shows a peak gust of 49.2 MPH when the leading edge of the storm
      > >passed.  However, because this reading was not captured in the currdat.lst file,
      > >WUHU does not know about the event and does not report it on up to WUG and CWOP,
      > >but reports a lower number for wind gust.
      > >
      > >
      > >I have sent La Crosse a request and will be talking to them about trying to get
      > >these in their file.  I have built a fairly good relationship with one of their
      > >PC support guys and maybe I can convince him to try and get it in the file if he
      > >can talk to the developer.  I would think the data has to be there in one of the
      > >HeavyWeather files, so shouldn't be that hard to parse it out into the
      > >currdat.lst file.
      > >
      > >Keith
      > >
      > > 
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > ________________________________
      > From: chris <chrisv78@...>
      > >To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > >Sent: Tue, July 17, 2012 8:06:17 AM
      > >Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Actual Wind Gust Upload from La Crosse
      > >WS-2811?
      > >
      > > 
      > >I used to have the WS2810 and got really frustrated with the wind speed and gust
      > >features.  It turned out that wind gust was just the highest reported wind speed
      > >reading over an interval, so if the gust happened when the console was sampling,
      > >you would get an accurate wind gust.  Spurious “68 mph” gusts also frequently
      > >messed up my reports.  Wind speed sampling occurred infrequently (I don’t
      > >remember the exact sampling interval, but believe it was every 5-10 seconds). 
      > >Any stronger gusts while not being queried by the console would be unknown to
      > >the system and therefore unrecorded.  While this condition may have changed (as
      > >well as a host of unusual readings and constant mechanical failures) in newer
      > >versions of the WS28xx line, that frustration led me to buy one of the Davis
      > >line of weather stations.  I’ve had one over 5 years and do get good wind speed
      > >and gust information (along with reliable operation and data).
      > >
      > >By the way, I also use an Acer notebook to host the weather station, which is on
      > >24/7 â€" low power requirements â€" been going over 3 years now with no problems.
      > > 
      > >From: Josephkareh
      > >Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:21 AM
      > >To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Actual Wind Gust Upload from La Crosse
      > >WS-2811?
      > >Hi
      > >
      > >If i understand,  you should keep the pc on 24/24 in that way the weather
      > >display software will read the data from the currdat.lst to it will mentio. All
      > >the extreme information but in case the pc was off
      > >
      > >The data will be taken from the history.dat.
      > >
      > >But unfortunately the weather display do not import the log file regarding the
      > >ws2811 hw software . So as owner of ws2811 i am keeping the system on alltime
      > >
      > >Ciao
      > >
      > >
      > >www.meteokareh.com
      > >Live weather & forecast
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >On 17 Jul 2012, at 03:08 PM, Don Keating <eobic@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > 
      > >>You wrote...
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>"
      > >>As for the reading interval i guess that the sensor send the
      > >>Highest wind recorded during the 13sec so no wind record will lost."
      > >>
      > >>This is true, if you are recording the actual extremes for each day manually.
      > >>If, however, you want a program such as Weather Display (or any number of
      > >>others) to record and display that PEAK WIND GUST for you, available to view on
      > >>the Internet or in that program when you open it, then you will be disappointed.
      > >>It does not.
      > >>
      > >>Thank you.
      > >>
      > >>Don
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > ________________________________
      > From: Josephkareh <josephkareh@...>
      > >>To: "wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com" <wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com>
      > >
      > >>Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 2:25 AM
      > >>Subject: Re: [wuhu_software_group] Actual Wind Gust Upload from La Crosse
      > >>WS-2811?
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> 
      > >>As for keith mail, i think that the currdat.lst dont no report the gust
      > >>So all third party sofware like wuhu or wd would not read the gust
      > >>Since as i say its not provided by the currdat.lst
      > >>
      > >>As for the reading interval i guess that the sensor send the
      > >>Highest wind recorded during the 13sec so no wind record will lost.
      > >>
      > >>Regards
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>www.meteokareh.com
      > >>Live weather & forecast
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>On 17 Jul 2012, at 12:13 AM, Don Keating <eobic@...> wrote:
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> 
      > >>>Good luck! Seems La Crosse forgot the fact that some gusts take place in a
      > >>>matter of a second or two when the programed their stations to update once every
      > >>>13 SECONDS! The only place the actual gust ever shows up is on the "Current
      > >>>Weather Screen and even that reading is no where to be found inside of all the
      > >>>other information collected by the unit and computer. Why is this, La Crosse?
      > >>>Someone needs to put on their programming cap and then send out an update or at
      > >>>least make it available on their web site for those of us with that station can
      > >>>finally have that data uploaded to the Internet and elsewhere. FWIW, IMO. :-)
      > >>>
      > >>>
      > >>>Don Keating
      > >>>
      > >>> 
      > >>>
      > >>>
      > ________________________________
      > From: keith_ke0fv <berryko@...>
      > >>>To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > >>>Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 3:08 PM
      > >>>Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Actual Wind Gust Upload from La Crosse
      > WS-2811?
      > >>>
      > >>>
      > >>> 
      > >>>I have found that the Wind Gust info that gets calculated by WUHU is not the
      > >>>actual wind gust that is reported in HeavyWeather. It appears this is due to the
      > >>>currdat.lst file not containing the wind gust data and WUHU using some sort of
      > >>>calculation to put a wind gust out.
      > >>>
      > >>>And example is I had a 49 MPH gust during the passing of a storm that was
      > >>>recorded by HeavyWeather, but WUHU showed a 32 MPH max gust and that is what was
      > >>>reported to WUG and CWOP.
      > >>>
      > >>>Any way to get the actual gust data uploaded, or any software that will do this
      > >>>with the WS-2811??
      > >>>
      > >>>
      > >>>
      > >>>=
      > >>
      > >>=
      > >
      > >=
      >
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