- I made a few small changes today. The new file is version 1.0.6.
I modified the WU metar upload portion so that the data will be
uploaded for a period of one hour from the time the observation is
made (rather than erasing it at the top of the hour). Since this is
not a real metar report, it does not make sense to clear it at the
top of the hour. If reporting the metar data for a different time
period is desirable, let me know (maybe user conigurable?).
I also added the ability to add remarks to the cloud and weather
reporting areas. I added this for more advanced users who want to
upload an advanced remarks section. I was going to create sepeate
screen for entering all possible remarks, but that seemed like a lot
of effort for the few that might use that feature. WU does seem to
just capture whatever you send in this area and display it (for
instance TORNADOS IN AREA should work). I am not sure if they limit
the size of this string or not.
***Please refrain from uploading any data that is not part of the
Metar specification in this area (HI MOM for instance). We would not
want WU to prevent us from using this field for real observations.
For whatever reason, WU does not seem to change the current
conditions icon based on wheather or not you are providing the
current conditions (cloud, weather). In my case, current conditions
are taken from a nearby airport. It may be that only weather stations
providing real metar data are used for this purpose. As far as I can
see, it just adds a new column in the history data when it is
reported. This is still a useful feature I think, especially if
severe weather conditions exist, in which case you could pass that
information on to others (if they view your history data).
Well, that is it for now, let me know if you have any recommendations.