Report your Weather Station Data to Windy


  • Meteorologist

    @MrMxyzptlk
    The stations are there. But they are going to be hard to find for a few reasons.
    If the station also reports to CWOP then the map will show that instead of the Windy station ID.
    But you can click on a CWOP station and then on the bottom you'll notice that is says that the station has a duplicate with a link to the Windy station ID. Or you can get a direct link from a Windy Station ID owner.
    If the station doesn't report to CWOP then it does show up on the map. It is mixed in with all the other station types, airports and CWOP.
    See here for more info:
    https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=36664.0



  • We have a basic version of the windy uploader working, but only for GET. We continually get a "404" error if we try POST.

    Error: pastebin of the HTTP response for POST

    Here's the uploader for those who are interested: windy extension for WeeWX

    -Tom Keffer
    (author of WeeWX)



  • @galfert @MrMxyzptlk this issue will be addressed shortly.



  • Hello all!!!

    Without having read through the tread I am informing everyone with a meteobridge device that Boris at meteobridge has successfully added Windy to the newest update and it works just fine. To add the fix just reboot your meteobridge, wait for it to boot up then go into Weather Networks section "Add more Weather Networks" at the bottom and your API key and it will work. Take care and enjoy. To Windy.... Thank you so much for your efforts.

    Andy @ https://www.nicomaparkwx.com



  • @andyk1 Problem is that the pressure now reports 10X.

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    I was seeing this also earlier (I since changed back to using a URL string that does baroin):

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  • Hi All,
    have followed the instructions for Cumulus MX (i think) but i dont seem to be getting any data through. In the process of checking things it seems the API key changes everytime you look at it? is this expected?


  • Meteorologist

    @Swigman No the API key doesn't change. What is probably happening to you is that you are not copying the entire key and maybe every time you look you move to show a different part of it. You need to either scroll through highlighting the whole thing before you copy or do a Control-A to select all then copy or much easier to use the copy icon to the right of the key then paste it in your software (that copies the whole key with one click). See they only show you in the box a small portion of the whole key. I don't know if for every station's key if it is the same length or not but my key is around 120 characters long.



  • Thanks for the reply. I have been using the "copy" button and pasted into a txt doc to confirm. So far i have captured 4 keys that differ in their last half or so?
    Just tried with a different browser just in case and got another key?!



  • Have also deleted the original station and setup another one. Still no luck :(



  • @galfert said in Report you Weather Station Data to Windy:

    @omicron You can run one of the following WeatherFlow compatible solutions. Basically they are weather software.

    • Meteobridge (needs host device to install to)

    • WeeWx + WeatherFlow UDP driver

    • Weather-Display software

    Sorry, but still pay for other software, hardware or a lot of work just because I have to send my data to someone? Why does Windy not make her data model upside down and retrieve data from my API?


  • Meteorologist

    @Swigman said in Report you Weather Station Data to Windy:

    Thanks for the reply. I have been using the "copy" button and pasted into a txt doc to confirm. So far i have captured 4 keys that differ in their last half or so?
    Just tried with a different browser just in case and got another key?!

    Just to be sure are you getting your key from the following page?
    https://stations.windy.com/stations



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  • Meteorologist

    @omicron said in Report you Weather Station Data to Windy:

    @galfert said in Report you Weather Station Data to Windy:

    @omicron You can run one of the following WeatherFlow compatible solutions. Basically they are weather software.

    • Meteobridge (needs host device to install to)

    • WeeWx + WeatherFlow UDP driver

    • Weather-Display software

    Sorry, but still pay for other software, hardware or a lot of work just because I have to send my data to someone? Why does Windy not make her data model upside down and retrieve data from my API?

    Your API? You mean the UDP broadcast protocol with your weather data that your station sends onto your local network only? How is Windy supposed to hook into that? You want them to write a program just for their service to run on your computer? That isn't the norm. Imagine if every domain you wanted to send an email to required that you install a separate email program to to send email there. No you use one email program that can send emails everywhere. Likewise people use various weather software (their choice depending on features and hardware compatibility )to send their weather data everywhere. You just have a basic station with some limited capabilities. Your manufacture made a weather station hardware and software solution to publish directly to some limited online weather services. If you want to do more with your station then you need to invest in the added hardware/software to take advantage of the capabilities that the manufacture designed into your station. Otherwise then your complaint shouldn't be with Windy...for it is not possible to do what you requested from the Internet with your local only API. Rather your concern should be with the manufacture of your station and you should ask them why they don't update the software/firmware of your device to support more services than when you purchased it. My analogy with email isn't exactly apples to apples but that is only because email has a published standard. With weather data we don't have that...yet. Every online service does things differently because they have different purposes and focus. Perhaps we are in the early days of email when it come to weather data, because before when if you wanted to send email to a Prodigy user then you had to be on Prodigy and if you wanted to send an email to Compuserv user then you needed to be on Compuserv...back then there was no integration of email.



  • Just letting everyone know I finally got my Windy working with galfert's help. We abandoned the meteobridge "Weather Network" method in favor of his HTTP with a few mods to what I was using. If you still need help get a hold of him but I will post his method here.

    Follow these steps.Remember this is for Imperial and not metric. You will need to change this to suite you.

    Go to Services tab on the Meteobridge
    Click on the Select Service drop down and select HTTP Request
    Click on Select Event Type drop down and select Periodical
    Click on Add Service Event button
    You'll now see new fields to fill in above for HTTP under Event Definition section
    Change frequency to Every 5 minutes
    Set Retry to 2 Retries
    Copy and Paste the following URL:
    

    https://stations.windy.com/pws/update/XXX- Your very, very, very long Windy-API-Key goes here-XXX?winddir=[wind0dir-avg2]&windspeedmph=[wind0wind-avg2=mph]&windgustmph=[wind0wind-max10=mph]&tempf=[th0temp-avg5=F]&rainin=[rain0total-sum60=in.2]&baromin=[thb0seapress-min1=inHg.2]&dewptf=[th0dew-avg1=F]&humidity=[th0hum-avg1]&uv=[uv0index-avg5]

    Remember to keep the "?" at the end of the API key -XXX?

    Fill in Success: SUCCESS "In Caps as shown"
    Click on the Save button at the bottom
    ***Don't forget to disable the Windy upload in the "Weather Network" tab***
    

    Go you your Windy page. Mine is as an example. Look for your Windy ID along with your lat-long or log in and enter it after /pws- https://www.windy.com/station/pws-f075a2d9

    All credit goes to "Galfert" Many many thanks to Galfert for getting me up.

    I am sure a fix is coming for those with the Meteobridge.

    Andy



  • I said Go to your Windy page. Mine is as an example. Look for your Windy ID along with your "lat-long or log" in and enter it after /pws- https://www.windy.com/station/pws-f075a2d9"

    You do not have to include your Lat-Long. https://www.windy.com/station/pws-f075a2d9

    Andy

    Hmmm seems my signature line is not working.



  • @galfert Sure am :)



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  • @Swigman @galfert I seem to be experiencing this as well. I'm pretty sure it does change (even if by design it should not) as I have copy-pasted into my application code. My API calls are still getting through from the previous code, but the code has changed since I originally copied it. Nothing else about my station has been updated.

    btw - I'm looking into this since I'm successfully (API call is SUCCESS) sending data to Windy, but my station is not showing on the map :(



  • @ke5bme Thanks mate, how are you determining that the API calls are getting through? I am using Cumulus MX and have been via FTP sending to WU for years and that is all working so i am assuming that i am not having any firewall or routing issues from with in my network but it is hard to tell.



  • @Swigman I'm using the http GET API from the top of this page: (https://stations.windy.com/pws/update/XXX-API-KEY-XXX?winddir=230&windspeedmph=12&windgustmph=12&tempf=70&rainin=0&baromin=29.1&dewptf=68.2&humidity=90), replacing with my API key. The return code is SUCCESS and I see the data on the site, but my station never shows up.

    I'm able to use the API from both POSTMAN as well as my java application.


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