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Hi All.
Thanks for your input on this issue.
In my communications with Met Office, they assured me that the long site ID was correct.  For some reason it is now working.  However, the link from Weather Cat to my WOW page is definitely wrong, they say, which is why it returns an error.  I have tried another app (Weather Snoop on free trial) and its link to my WOW page works.  I think somewhere along the line MetOffice changed the link path.  I am not too concerned about this because I can go to my WOW page directly through a browser. 
WeatherCat Web Templates / Re: Problems with SOAP_server
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Today at 03:08:13 PM »
Thanks, Mr. van der Kull! I suspected the 'problem' was with the nebulous change date and not your code was the cause. :)

The recent massive damaging weather along our Gulf coast and in Puerto Rico have not helped. The current political atmosphere has probably changed priorities, also.

I'll take a look at your suggested alternatives.

I've left the error display on because they usually help me see what the problem is. Recently it was the lack of correct formatting (no eof!). Other times the server times out. Lately the "MEG" file has been completely empty, at least the manually downloaded "file" had nothing in it! [rolleyes2]

The simplest 'solution' may be to simply display only the 'Detailed' version since it seems to be much less error prone. ThU32:-) In fact, I tend to view it more often than the less specific 'Forecast' version. Modifying the page should be relatively easy since your script is already creating a string indicating there is an error. [computer]

I hope your own forecast has promises of a Merry Christmas! ;D
WeatherCat Web Templates / Re: Problems with SOAP_server
« Last post by wvdkuil on Today at 08:29:18 AM »
  • As always support for Leuven template/scripts at:
  • Your forecast retrieves the data from two NWS sources,
    • Point-Click part with the texts, in a state of flux since April 2017, nobody knows if and when the final version will be OK
    • Detailed forecast, available from the SOAP server, which has had some rare but irritating access errors, mostly at nighttime
  • You can always check if the problem is with your script or your area/NWS office by visiting the latest beta version of the Leuven scripts at
The change from old to new NWS data-servers is postponed multiple times. First one April 2017, xx , xx , xx and now no new date is available anymore.

Solution: If you only want NWS forecastsBetter take a look of forecasts which use another data-source.  They change their API also once or twice a year, but that will not happen at the same time.
Use one script which uses NWS and another script for WU data (example:
You could integrate them in a nice iFrame and  use a switch to display only one of them. If the NWS script has a problem => use WU. And the other way around.

Current problem at
Error message when retrieving the "point-click"  forecast: No data was retrieved for,63/forecast

The scripts has to load 3 or 4 different  files to arrive at the forecast and weather-warnings.
The first JSON file has the link to the second and following links
If you execute them in your browser you see the next links to access:
2.  => used for the issuing office and general info.
and the forecast link

The NWS server itself supplies those links with http ://
But the beta-NWS sever rejects since a few days that link with a "301 Permanently moved message"

The retrieval script has to be made aware for that. It is a minor security risk, so it is switched off by default.But this script only accepts forecast data in JSON format.

Add the following line in your script before you load my script:
Code: [Select]
$curlFollow = 1;

P.S. This is the first data set retrieved at,-89.736 , it has only http links:
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"properties": {
        "@id": ",-89.736",
        "@type": "wx:Point",
        "cwa": "MEG",
        "forecastOffice": "",
        "gridX": 64,
        "gridY": 63,
        "forecast": ",63/forecast",
        "forecastHourly": ",63/forecast/hourly",
        "forecastGridData": ",63",
        "observationStations": ",63/stations",

WeatherCat Web Templates / Problems with SOAP_server
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Today at 02:41:48 AM »
Recently, my forecast summary display has been crashing. The Detailed xml file seems to be coming in fine. I've not disable error displaying on my forecast page, but I may have to do that and some coding to explain why the generic forecasts are not available. I suppose I could even display just the detailed version. [banghead]

I'm using the stand-alone forecast php files from the Leuven template. I don't think the stand-alone forecast files are being supported any longer. The SOAP users forums have a dead link.

I'm just wondering if others have had problems, are there any solutions or even other sources for these less detailed xml files that I might be able to use. BTW, I am using the httpS url. You can see the ugly (when the xml file is empty) forecast page at:
General Discussion / Thanks for sharing! (Re: Skitouring)
« Last post by elagache on December 16, 2017, 10:24:49 PM »
Dear Reinhard, Blick, JosBaz, and WeatherCat seekers of winter wonderlands,

Thanks for sharing the videos!  :)  Definitely beautiful and kind of needed here in California.  At the moment, looking out my window it looks more like October than December.  [sun2]

So cool!

 [wink] . . . . . . But of course it is cool! [cold1] Have you ever found snow to be warm? . . . . . .  lol(1)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
General Discussion / Re: Skitouring
« Last post by JosBaz on December 16, 2017, 09:21:13 PM »
Very cool. I visited Austria with my son last weekend (St Christoph am Arlberg). We did not get the sunshine but the snow was awesome (35-40cm fresh snow while we were there).
And OK... we're 'flachlšnders' so the skiing is less impressive.  ;)
General Discussion / Re: Skitouring
« Last post by Blicj11 on December 16, 2017, 06:23:53 PM »
Love the videos Reinhard. Thanks for sharing.
General Discussion / Skitouring
« Last post by wurzelmac on December 16, 2017, 03:27:16 PM »
WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: High Sierra High CPU use
« Last post by N4KHQ on December 15, 2017, 11:35:18 PM »
My cpu on High Sierra is 13-20% but CPU load is on 5%.
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

I've been watching the crescent Moon come closer and closer to the horizon where my anemometer is also visible.  Yesterday, the Moon was still a bit too high to make for a particularly well composed photo.  So I was hoping today would be the day!  Alas, instead of the clouds I was expecting, we got some heavy haze.  It was more than enough to obscure the dim light of the crescent Moon.  Instead all I got was this photo:

It isn't awful, but it isn't nearly as neat as the photo I was scheming to capture.  Oh well, this effort will have to wait another month!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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