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WEATHER PLOTTER

DAILY FILES
WEEK FILES
MONTH/YEAR FILES
TABLES
WIND ROSE
TEMPERATURE / RAIN
WEATHER NOTES
HOW IT WORKS

INSTALLATION
SAVING FILES
REQUIREMENTS
TESTED STATIONS
COLLECTING DATA


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Plot your WeatherUnderground files

with WUnderStat

WeatherUnderground Plotter - evaluate data files

You have a weather station? It is connected to Weather Underground via the Web? Did you ever want to view your Weather Data files at home on your PC? Then this application called WUnderStat comes in handy. It was desgned for WS-2355 in particular, but has been tested with data from other weather stations in the list further down on this page.

What WUnderStat displays as plotted curves

 

Daily files

  • Temperature with labels for maximum and minimum temperature
  • Dewpoint with labels for maximum and minimum temperature
  • Relative humidity with labels for maximum and minimum percentage  

  • Air Pressure in hPa with labels for maximum and minimum pressure and Air Pressure trend
  • Wind Direction as a curve and in a Wind Rose
  • Wind Speed as staples or as a curve
  • Wind Gusts

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Week, Month and Year files

Because of the many parameters saved to these files (High Temperature, Average Temperature, Low Temperature, High Dewpoint, Average Dewpoint, Low Dewpoint, High Humidity, Average Humidity, Low Humidity, Maximum Air Pressure, Minimum Air Pressure, Maximum Wind Speed, Average Wind Speed, Max Wind Gust Speed and Precipitation), not all data are plotted.

The default curves shown when a Week, Month and Year file is opened are:

  • Maximum temperature with a label for maximum temperature
  • Minimum temperature with a label for minimum temperature
  • Maximum relative humidity without labels
  • Minimum relative humidity without labels
  • Maximum air pressure in hPa with a label for maximum pressure
  • Minimum air pressure in hPa with a label for minimum pressure
  • Wind Speed as staples or as a curve
  • Wind Gusts
  • Accumulated rainfall for the period

Use the check boxes and the radio buttons in the frame Show to the right of the plot field to select other data.

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What WUnderStat displays as tables

  • Dewpoint, max. and min in °C, value and at what time
  • Air Pressure in hPa, max. and min, value and at what time
  • Max. Wind Speed in km/h, value and at what time
  • Max. Wind Gust in km/h, value and at what time
  • Relative Humidity in percent, max. and min in °C, value and at what time
  • Cloud base in meter and feet above sea level and at what time. If the altitude of the weather station is set to 0 in Set-Up, then the Cloud base is displayed as meter and feet above the location of the weather station
    The time stamp shows time of the the max. cloud base height

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The Wind Rose shows the Wind Direction Distribution

  • Wind Direction Distribution in 16 directions (weather station dependent)
  • Percent Calm during the period
  • Graphic display of the Wind Direction Distribution, either as spokes or as area (as set in Set-Up)
  • Percent Wind Direction Distribution by placing the mouse on the Wind Direction labels

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An overview of Temperature and Precipitation

  • Logged period from / to (date and time)
  • Maximum Temperature in °C with time stamp
  • Minimum Temperature in °C with time stamp
  • Average temperature for the period
  • Total rainfall for the period
    and the method for the rain measurement

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Notes and comments

  • Weather notes for the file, max. 120 characters
  • In case of snow, the snow depth can be saved to the file

  • Special comments for the file, such as edited data because of corrupt lines in WU or notes about hardware changes etc. will be marked with a flag to the right of the command button, if present.

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What the WUnderStat does:

In a one day file the temperature, humidity, dew point and the barometric pressure are presented as curves. Rain will depend on the type of weather station you are using. Those weather stations that measure rain rate will present rain as blue vertical lines at the bottom of the chart. The wind is also presented as white vertical lines in the bottom of the chart, but in case there is wind more or less the whole day, you can choose to plot wind as a curve instead. The wind gusts are plotted as dots. The wind/rain scale is logarithmic to save vertical space. If the wind and rain is less thatn 10 mm or 10 km/h, the scale will end at 10. If one of the two exceeds 10 mm or 10 km/h , then the scale will add a decade to 100. Some weather stations that collect sunshine data. In this case there is an option to plot Watts per square meter. In this case there will be an additional scale on the left side with power readings up to 1000 W (1 kW) per square meter.

In week, month and year files the plot differs because the different data compiled in Weather Underground compared to the the day files.

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How to install WUnderStat application on your computer
The WU-Plotter has been tested on Windows XP and Windows 10. The WU-Plotter size is 1251 x 701 pixels and should fit on most monitors and notebooks.

First download the WUnderStat zip installation package to your computer. The zip file contains the WUnderStatistics.exe and the comdlg32.ocx. Unzip the files to a folder named WUnderStatistics (or any name you would prefer). Use the Set-Up file provided to install the application. This method should work in most cases. You can now run the WUnderStat application. At the very first run some empty folders will be added to the folder you created. Therefore press YES when the question pops up. The next step is to got to Weather Underground to get some data to plot.

If the installation was successful, then proceed to "How to save downloaded WUnderGround data to your computer" in the next paragraph.

In case you for some reason or another would like to register the file comdlg32.ocx manually, then follow the steps below. As the comdlg32.ocx is not distributed with Windows 10 any more, the file needs to be registered. Follow the steps here below carefully and be extra careful that you spell exactly as described:

1.Copy comdlg32.ocx to where you saved the WUnderStatistics.exe, best is to name the folder 'WUnderStatistics'. You must register this file before you can use it, otherwise you will get an error comdlg32.ocx is missing or invalid .
1.1Right-click on START and click on Command Prompt (Admin). You must register the file comdlg32.ocx using Admin rights.
1.2Click YES to go on after the pop-up message Do you want to allow...
1.3Carefully type 'C:\windows\system32\regsvr32.exe C:\WUnderStatistics\comdlg32.ocx' (without the quotation marks), then press ENTER. DO NOT CLOSE the Command Prompt window.
1.4If everything went OK a message appears saying the registration was successful. If not, please check your spelling and try again.
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How to save downloaded WUnderGround data to your computer

Keep the weather data files in the working Directory under Daily Files, Weekly Files, Monthly Files and Yearly Files. Those Directories were created the first time you started WUnderStatistics.exe.
Now open your Weather Station in Weather Underground. The weather data for the present day will be plotted up until the last upload from your weather station.
1.Prepare files to plot: Go to WeatherUnderground and select 24 hours of data. That is usually the data from the previous day.
2.Click on the 'TABLE' on the left hand side above 'Weather History Table
3.Note that you have to be logged in to be able to download data. Click on the 'Download' on the right hand side of the header. A new tab opens in the browser with all data from the selected day.
NOTE:It is ONLY possible to download data from your own station and you must be logged in to do so.
4.Save the data as a .txt file: Press <Ctrl>+A to highlight all data, then press <Ctrl>+C to copy the text the data to clipboard, then open Notepad. In Notepad press <Ctrl>+V to transfer the data.
5.In Notepad press <Ctrl>+S or select 'Save as' and save the file to the Directory where the Application was saved, i.e. C:\WunderStatistics\Daily Logs. It is a good idea to create a sub-folder named '2016' and again in this folder create another sub-folder 'September'
6.Save your data in the following 'yyyy-mm-dd' format. For Day Files: 2016-09-14.txt, for Week Files: 2016-09-w1.txt (w1 for the 1st week, w2 for the next 7 days etc.). For Week Files (with more than 7 days): 2016-01-w1+.txt
 Month Files format: 2016-09-00.txt (the '00' is used by the application to recognize a month. Name Year Files: 2015-00-00.txt. (the '00-00' is used by the application to recognize a Year.
 IMPORTANT: Never write anything before '2016-'. You may write addtional info after the Date such as '2016-01-27oregon.Guissény20.1mm(tot).txt. Always use the file extension '.txt' otherwise you not be able to plot the files.
7.Plotting Weather Underground Data: Start WUnderStatistics.exe and click on 'Get File'. Go to the Directory where you keep your Data Files, open a file of your choice and it will be processed and plotted."

The application uses the data that is displayed on Weather Underground. That means that this information is used by WUnderStat and will be presented as curves or data in a table. As the data in a file for one day differs from the weekly, mothly or yearly files, the display differs between the two formats. Rain is measured differently by the Weather Stations. Some measure 'Rain Rate' and others adds up the rain during the period as 'Daily Rain'. The plotted rain will therefore differ for different Weather Stations. Some Weather Stations measure Sunshine in W / sq. m. If there is Sunshine data you can toggle between sunshine and rain. The UV index is not present in the downloaded data and there is no way of plotting this at this time (Sep. 2016).

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Requirements:
WUnderStat is 1251 pixels wide and 701 pixels high. Therefore the recommended screen size should be at least 1366 x 768 pixels to fit the application on the screen of the computer or notebook. It has been tested on Windows XP and Windows 10.

The WUStatistics app has been tested with data from:
WX STATIONTESTED WITHNOTES
1-WireVer 1.0 
Acu-Link.comVer 1.0 
AcuRite Pro Weather CenterVer 1.0 
Airmar 200wx UltrasonicVer 1.0Works without conversion. There was no Rain in the tested WX station
Ambient Weather WS-1001 SolVer 1.0Rain shows up as Rain Rate in some logs.
Ambient Weather WS-1001-WiFiVer 1.0Rain does not show up in the plots.
Ambient Weather WS-1200-IPVer 1.0With Solar and UV. There was no rain in this test file.
Ambient Weather WS-2090Ver 1.0Works after conversion.
Fine Offset WS1080 / CumulusVer 1.0Works after conversion.
Ambient Weather WS-1000 SolarVer 1.0Works after conversion, but plots Solar as Rain! With rain?
Columbia Weather Systems Capricorn 2000EX Ver 1.0Works after conversion.
Davis Vantage Pro2Ver 1.0 
Davis Vantage Pro2 PlusVer. 1.0Works after conversion. Rain does not show up automatically in the plot, only after having checked "Show Sun". If the WX station has UV data the data is not present in the WU download for a day file.
Davis (with Solar)Ver 1.0 
Oregon Scientific Profess. Ver 1.0(There was no rain in the test file)
Oregon Scientific (with rain)Ver 1.0Works without conversion. Rain presented as Rain Rate.
OS WMR928 & 1-wireVer 1.0(There was no rain in this test file)
Rainwise IP-100 Ver 1.0 
Tycon Power Systems ProWeatherVer 1.0 
WeatherDisplay:10.37Ver 1.0 
WH 1080Ver 1.0(There was no rain in this test file)
WS-1000 V1.10.1Ver 1.0 
WS-4000Ver 1.0 
   
DOES NOT (YET) WORK WITHVer 1.0 
Ambient Weather WS-1400-IPVer 1.0 
RainWise MK-III-LR Ver 1.0 
Ver 1.0 
Ver 1.0 
 

Note: Works after conversion means that you will be asked whether to convert the file. If you answer YES, WUnderStat converts the Weather Underground file and creates a back-up file of the original file.

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Collecting data for tests of the WU-Plotter

Unfortunately, since June 2016 it is no longer possible to download weather data if you are not signed in with the account associated with the station (as its owner). I was told that the WU people had to change the system because of abuse. Therefore, there is no way of testing other weather stations. If you experience trouble, you may send me your downloaded data together with information on your weather station (maker and model) for my evaluation.

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Free download of the WU-Plotter

Download the Distribution Package, unzip the files and install the application from the Set-Up file.
WU-Plotter Distribution Package is (not yet, we have a problem with the distribution package) available here.

This Freeware application was created by IBIS Consultants, SE-18239 Danderyd. It is delivered as is, and bugs could be present in the application. Your feedback would be appreciated. Re-engineering or de-compilation of the application is forbidden. By installing and using the application you agree to hold IBIS Consultants free of any responsibility for any damages or loss of data that may or may not be associated with the installation or operation of the WU-Plotter.

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Last edit: 19th August 2017