WUnderground Odd Forecast

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Wed May 16, 2018 11:13 am
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WUnderground Odd Forecast

Been seeing this in our WU device forecasts lately.
I know this is Montana but a “chance of snow” ain’t happening with temps around 80 degrees.

The forecast online doesn’t show the chance of snow.
Anyone else seeing stuff like this?

Thanks,

Carl
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Wed May 16, 2018 11:17 am
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Re: WUnderground Odd Forecast

Yes, Weather Underground is struggling with their API right now.

We're seeing considerable oddness, but you're the first here to report forecast text problems.

I would strongly encourage anyone that uses the data for mission-critical automation to pay particular attention to what's coming through.

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Wed May 16, 2018 12:16 pm
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Re: WUnderground Odd Forecast

Thanks, no big deal for me...just good to know.

Carl

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Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:28 pm
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Re: WUnderground Odd Forecast

Seeing more strangeness today.
Noticed the date(s) of the forecast are for January.

Carl
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:52 pm
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Re: WUnderground Odd Forecast

Yes, the January data bug is well reported to WU and unfortunately it doesn't appear that they're too keen on fixing it.

I myself have been seeing two days' worth of forecasts where the forecast text was missing, forecast days were wrong, and forecast temperatures were wrong (I guess we'll have to wait and see to be sure, but I doubt that it will be a high of 93º today and a low of -7º tomorrow...)

I am now deprecating the Weather Underground suite of plugins and will be starting research on potential replacements after I finish up some work on the GhostXML plugin. If weather data is critical to your install, I would strongly encourage you to find another source for weather data. I'll continue to support the WUnderground plugin, but have no plans for new features. This is very disappointing, but with Weather Underground cancelling their free API keys--I feel I have no alternative--as WU may stop supporting the free keys at any time.

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Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:52 pm
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Re: WUnderground Odd Forecast

If you look at their support forums you see multiple threads where users have listed issues. Some even contacted Wunderground via email to report issues to the support email address and days later, no response either on the forums of a reply email. It is quote evident that Wunderground just doesn't care.

I wouldn't be surprised that the people who pay for a plan are not using different servers than the free accounts. If they use the same servers and are having the same issues, Wunderground might be in some serious trouble with free and paying customers leaving.

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Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:44 pm
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Re: WUnderground Odd Forecast

Really a shame. Always liked WU.

Carl

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Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:00 pm
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Re: WUnderground Odd Forecast

ckeyes888 wrote:
Really a shame. Always liked WU.

Carl

Me too.

Rumor has it that the lowest tier for paid access is $850 per month.

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Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:21 pm
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Re: WUnderground Odd Forecast

Here is one such thread. A Wunderground person did post to it but it was all about the free API key and they have ignored everything else.

[url]https://apicommunity.wunderground.com/weatherapi/topics/weather-underground-api-changes?topic-reply-list[settings][page]=1#topic-reply-list[/url]

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