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General Weather Discussion / NOAA hurricane forecasts for 2020
« Last post by elagache on May 25, 2020, 11:14:15 pm »
Dear WeatherCat observers of extreme weather - preferably from a safe distance,

Those swell folks at NOAA couldn't beat the first named storm of the season, but they finally managed to release the 2020 hurricane outlook:

https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/busy-atlantic-hurricane-season-predicted-for-2020

They are expecting an above normal season putting the odds as 60%.  In their defense, they point out that the Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1st to November 30th.  I suppose tropical storm Arthur didn't get that memo! . . .  [biggrin]

This year the press release doesn't say much about the hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific.  To read up about that you can go to this web page:

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Epac_hurr/index.shtml

In a nutshell, the Eastern Pacific is the opposite of the Atlantic, they are expected a more quiet than normal season.  That's good for those who are threatened by these storms, but bad news for the Pacific Southwest.  The summer monsoons that are in part produced by these storms represent a significant fraction of their annual rainfall.  As a result, their drought situation will get worse.

As usual, like it or not, these is the hurricane forecasts for 2020.

Cheers, Edouard
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Dear Dave, David, brynhp, and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

Your WeatherUnderground logs show that up though May2 you were uploading at a rate of once every 5 minute. Your last screen shots shows running with Rapid Fire at once per second. I suspect this exceeded the capability for a complete error free data burst. The WU acknowledgment only means that you connected with their server.
Try turning off Rapid Fire and run at, say 1 or 2 minutes, regular rate and see if that works.  🤞

It appears to me that David attempted to reply to this comment and instead accidentally reported the posting to the moderators.  Here is David's comment:

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Changed the data feed to 2 minutes (turning off the rapid fire), and again, no luck.....

Unfortunately, I don't have any obvious new suggestions.  Can anyone else offer some troubleshooting advice for connecting to Weather Underground?

I too am having difficulty getting WeatherCat to communicate with my Vantage Vue on an iMac running Catalina. I have installed the latest drivers as suggested.  What is puzzling though is that the Vantage Vue communicates normally with the WeatherDisplay program running on the same computer which makes me think the problem does not lie with the Vantage Vue but with something in Weather Cat.  I wonder if there are any suggestion as to how I might fix this?

Since this is your first posting on the WeatherCat forum, let me be the first to welcome you! 

However, could I ask a favor of you?  Instead of appending your report to this thread, could you instead create a new thread in this topic?

https://athena.trixology.com/index.php?board=13.0

It is difficult to troubleshoot more than one problem in a forum thread.  When you do that, could you please collect and post the logs of WeatherCat starting up as David has done?  That might help us pinpoint the problem.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Hello,
After many years of the app working without a problem, the most recent iOS update seems to have messed with the background of the app.  Not sure what to do about this?
Any ideas?
Jay
iOS Version - 13.4.1

The latest update, WeatherCat 1.8, fixes this issue by making the display visible in Light or Dark Mode.
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iOS Client Updates / Re: WeatherCat 1.8 Update
« Last post by ColdnFrosty on May 23, 2020, 04:38:11 pm »
Thanks!

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I too am having difficulty getting WeatherCat to communicate with my Vantage Vue on an iMac running Catalina. I have installed the latest drivers as suggested.  What is puzzling though is that the Vantage Vue communicates normally with the WeatherDisplay program running on the same computer which makes me think the problem does not lie with the Vantage Vue but with something in Weather Cat.  I wonder if there are any suggestion as to how I might fix this?
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General Discussion / 1 hour of road trip video distraction: Mobile Mansions.
« Last post by elagache on May 22, 2020, 11:31:22 pm »
Dear WeatherCatters with an itch for road trips,

In the United States, the Memorial Day weekend is about to start.  Traditionally, it is the unofficial start of summer and the first opportunity for summer road trips.  Alas this year, many of us are still stuck in "shelter in place" mode.  If you find yourself still stuck at home and wish to daydream about heading out on the open road, this video might scratch that itch.  It is called "Mobile Mansions" and is the history of the travel trailers in the United States:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_vLR5DCYa8

The film is a bit gabby and amateurish with good reason, it was made not by a cinematographer but by the author Douglas Keister.  He is one of the pillars of the vintage travel trailer movement and has written a number of books on the subject.  Dovetailing on Keister's book experience, the documentary includes views of many early trailer going all the back to the 1930s - all beautifully restored!

So if you need an hour of escape from your "shelter in place" internment, this might do the trick.  Although, if possible, it is best viewed from the comfort of your television and easy chair.

Cheers, Edouard   [cheers1]
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iOS Client Updates / WeatherCat 1.8 Update
« Last post by The Grand Poohbah on May 21, 2020, 05:55:06 pm »
This is the "Fiat lux" update. The WeatherCat display is visible in Dark and Light Mode.
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David,
Your WeatherUnderground logs show that up though May2 you were uploading at a rate of once every 5 minute. Your last screen shots shows running with Rapid Fire at once per second. I suspect this exceeded the capability for a complete error free data burst. The WU acknowledgment only means that you connected with their server.
Try turning off Rapid Fire and run at, say 1 or 2 minutes, regular rate and see if that works.  🤞

Dave
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What is odd is that I have had the Dark Mode setting on since I got this phone over a year ago and until this last iOS update the app worked fine.  Not sure what Apple did but they certainly changed something.  Glad to hear a patch is in the works.

You ask why WeatherCat looked no different in the previous version (1.6) with Dark Mode off or on, but not in the latest version (1.7).

Apple adds new features in iOS releases, but still supports apps that were put in the App Store before the new release came out. When WeatherCat 1.6 came out, there was no such thing as "Dark Mode". Since then, Apple came up with iOS 13 and Dark Mode. Apple in all their gracious forbearance did not expect that older apps would know anything about Dark Mode, so Apple ran them in iOS 13 as if Dark Mode didn't exist. When WeatherCat 1.7 came out, iOS 13 and Dark Mode did exist, so Apple "expects" 1.7 to support Dark Mode. Yours truly didn't expect this and consequently did not do anything about Dark Mode. So yours truly will learn about how to implement Dark Mode and include support for it in the next release.
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 Edouard: Changed the pswd (numbers/letters no extended characters as directed) for WU, but alas, not successful. Any other options we may have missed? Thx- David
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