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Home Weather Station weather website template for Cumulus/Cumulus MX

NOTE - Graphs are partially operational - 19-May-2019

On 18-May-2019, weatherunderground.com discontinued the data query for CSV data for day/month/year that is used by the graphs for temperature/humidity, barometer, wind, solar/uv, and rain.
I've coded a shim to get the PWS WU/TWC API to provide daily (today) and last-7-days JSON data and save in the CSV format expected by the graph programs. New weekly*.php graphs are now linked on the index page, along with the today*.php graphs. The yearly graphs are no longer available as the WU/TWC API does not provide that data as a query.

YOU MUST have a valid WU/TWC API Key to use the graph displays

Introduction

This repository contains the current version of Brian Underdown's Home Weather Station weather website template set. Brian's main website is https://weather34.com/homeweatherstation/index.html In January, 2019, Brian has asked others to distribute/maintain his code for other weather station software, and is only supporting Meteobridge/Meteobridge NANO-SD versions of the HWS template.

Brian has produced an interesting design timeline of Historic (2014-2019) Weather34 template set at https://weather34.com/homeweatherstation/weather34timeline/weather34timeline.html.

This version requires Cumulus software (either Cumulus 1.9.4 Windows or Cumulus MX) for data feeds for the conditions from your personal weather station. Cumulus and Cumulus MX software is available from the Cumulus Wiki at https://cumuluswiki.org/a/Software Cumulus 1.9.4 is not maintained but still functional on Windows systems. Cumulus MX is supported and maintained by Mark Crossley at https://github.com/mcrossley/CumulusMX

Any weather software that produces a Cumulus-style realtime.txt formatted conditions file can also use this template. Both WeeWX and WeatherCat now have this capability.

A live sample of this distribution is viewable at https://hws.saratoga-weather.org/index.php

Setup

  • Setup Cumulus/CumulusMX to upload realtime.txt to your weather website.
  • Download the .zip of the distribution.
  • Unzip to the document root of your website.
  • Browse to http://your.website/easyweathersetup.php
  • There is no initial password when the page prompts the first time -- just press LOGIN to enter the page.
  • IMPORTANT set a password in the screen for future use -- your browser can remember it. This will make future updates reasonably secure so only you can do the updates to the configuration.
  • Make setting entries in the easyweathersetup.php page and SAVE. The next time you run it, use the password you set in the step above.
  • Repeat running easyweathersetup.php until the main screen appears as you like it.

Diagnostics

A new utility diags.php was added to the distribution. It is useful for checking the installation of the CU-HWS template and showing (safely) the current settings.php/settings1.php file contents for debugging. Note: the entries for $password, $db_user, $db_pass are replaced with '********' to avoid unwanted disclosure of private information.

  • run diags.php?show=info on your website to show the key info about the CU-HWS installation and required PHP function status
  • run diags.php?show=settings on your website to safely show the current settings.php and settings1.php contents

License

Copyright (c) 2016-2018 by Brian Underdown (https://weather34.com)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Template”), to deal in the Template without restriction, including without limitation the rights to, can use, can not copy without prior permission, can modify for personal use, can use and publish for personal use ,can not distribute without prior permission, can not sublicense without prior permission, and can not sell copies of the Template, and subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Template.

THE TEMPLATE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TEMPLATE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE TEMPLATE.

Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International based on a work at https://weather34.com/homeweatherstation

Non-Cumulus versions Available

Alternative versions listed below are not maintained by weather34 in any way -- only the Cumulus version receives css updates

Brian's note

A note from Brian 2-Jan-2019 (quoted from here):

Features and appearance may vary across these versions and requests for additions should go to the individual maintaining these.. there are two other versions not quite ready for release but are based on using the Rasperry Pi.

The only supported (by weather34) versions are Meteobridge and the current running beta for Meteobridge NANO-SD. These versions are rich in features and additional features are added when time permits (a lot was added to the beta version in December 2018 it now supports 150 types of data variables, whole array of chart data for those with lots historical data with more to come).

The current Meteobridge NANO-SD beta version has lots of historical options and almanac pop ups for various data. You will also find a version maintained by Meteobridge developer (Boris) built into the NANO-SD product which doesn't require a web server as it merely runs inside the Meteobridge NANO-SD control panel.

Updates from Brian (weather34) - 13-Jan-2019

These changes are basically direct from Meteobridge version as both Cumulus and Meteobridge use nigh on identical structure and require no major time consuming modifications, just direct file replacement. This basically brings the same visual layout up-to date as seen in Meteobridge versions.

  • indoortemperature.php
  • homeindoor.php
  • css folder - all (2) .css files updated, multiple .svg icons also
  • index.php (added new logo for Davis option)
  • img folder *new davis svg icon (designedfor.svg designed by weather34 was removed)
  • weather34uvsolar.php
  • solaruvds.php
  • rainfall-year-month.php
  • max-mintemp.php
  • max-minwind.php

Also a .gitignore file was added to the distribution to help prevent clobbering your settings/data from your station on a future 'git pull' operation.