AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark)

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      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
      AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

      We're using external sources for the forecasts, and while they're normally reliable, the fetching of the information sometimes fails.

      The only remedy is to try again in a few minutes, or try another forecast source - see the "NOAA" drop down up to the right.

      You can also turn on all three sources there.

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        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
        AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

        We most unfortunately don't have future radar frames, so there's not a whole lot to animate :-/

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          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
          AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

          Sorry, we have limited influence on the ads shown and can't filter them out one by one.

          (I realize this is not what you're looking for, but for reference you can subscribe to remove the ads completely: https://weatherspark.com/subscriptions )

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            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
            AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

            Wunderground has "hobbyist" weather stations in addition to the government ones, so they may show some stations that are not in our network.

            We try to pick the "closest and best" station available.

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              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
              AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

              I'll look into it - for future reference, please email support@weatherspark.com for any such support issues, thanks!

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                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                The number is in degrees from North, with negative values going counter-clockwise (i.e. towards the west) and positive values going clockwise (i.e. towards the east).

                So 0 = North, -90 = West, -150 = SW, -180 or 180 = S, 90 = East

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                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                  AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                  I'm sorry the ad is in poor taste. Google handles the ads and we have limited influence on them.

                  I realize you're probably not looking for this, but you can get rid of the ads by subscribing: https://weatherspark.com/subscriptions

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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                    AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                    There is unfortunately no way to search by that metric, but you can compare locations in the dashboard (not on the averages pages).

                    See http://weatherspark.com/features_and_help

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                      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                      AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                      You can use the little arrow buttons at the top just left of the current conditions to switch between map only, map + graph, and graph only.

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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                        AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                        Could you elaborate a little? Perhaps a screen shot pointing out more specifically what label where is unclear? Thanks!

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                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                          AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                          Yes, there is something to be said for that. Will discuss w James.

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                            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                            AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                            Bookmark length: yes, but due to the way it works under the hood that would leave pressure visible if had been made visible separately (absence of indicator => no change in state).

                            You can save the current time scale in a bookmark by using the share link (just next to the "save" link in the top bar).

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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                              AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                              You can save the current time scale in a bookmark by using the share link (just next to the "save" link in the top bar).

                              (The save link is for the non-time related settings - there's partial overlap with the share button)

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                                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                                That's weird. More precisely what was entered into the search box when that happened? Thanks!

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                                  4 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                  AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                                  Yes, we should add that, together with clickability so that you can jump to the relevant year.

                                  AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                                  That is true indeed - we definitely want to add that. There are a couple of technical caveats. Soon-ish.

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                                    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                    AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                                    ? Not seeing any "winds aloft" on that page?

                                    We're in the process of adding cloud heights.

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                                      3 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                      AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                                      Ah, I see what you mean. Will take into consideration when we revamp the forecast page.

                                      AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                                      Interesting point - we've been talking about adding the quantitative forecast to it, but those are issued for 6 hour periods, rather than the 5 minute radar sampling, so the time scales are a little incompatible.

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                                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                        AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                                        In theory, absolutely, but we need API level access to their data, and we've had a hard time finding that.

                                        Do you know if they have any APIs for public consumption?

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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                          AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                                          We're considering adding other time intervals (e.g. quarters instead of months) to get more data behind the statistics.

                                          Combining locations is certainly a possibility, but for further down the road.

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                                            2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                            AdminJacob N (Founder, WeatherSpark) commented  · 

                                            It would be very nice if the charting could work on mobile devices, but I have yet to see any charting that does and has decent interactivity. I.e. what I've seen so far has something like a 1Hz refresh rate on an iPad 3 / iPhone 4, which would mostly lead to frustration.

                                            Look e.g. at google's recent addition of math plotting to their search results: https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=sqrt(x*x%2By*y)%2B3*cos(sqrt(x*x%2By*y))%2B5 - once it has precomputed everything it is buttery smooth (though not available on your mobile / tablet), but if you click on zoom mode: Function and then zoom in / out you'll see the lag I'm talking about.

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