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Davis VantagePro2 Weather Station

So, I just bought one of these nifty things ...

3:50 pm on Jul 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Now What?

Are there any Mac webmasters out there with a VantagePro2 weather station?

I am just in the throws of setting it up and then will have to figure out how to download the data to my computer and then from there ... upload it to my website.

Just trolling to see if anyone has been there and done that before and to see if I hyave a brain to pick should the need arise?

11:05 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Never even heard of it before now. :) But a bit of research turns up that there is a Mac OS X version of the WeatherLink application. If it produces output in any standard format it shouldn't be too painful to write a PHP script to parse that data and spit out a webpage.
3:18 pm on Aug 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've toyed with the idea of getting a weather station but never have. I bet it will be fun.

If you go to the Weather Underground site (wunderground.com) and enter your home town, you'll see at the bottom of the page a list of personal stations that are in operation near you. If you poke around in this list you'll see that it gives the hardware/software that each station is running. That might be a route to find a neighbor who has the same set up as you.

3:39 pm on Aug 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have the same station though I'm on Windows. Purchasing additional software is the key; the Davis app sucks.

I've used a lot of different ones, but I've settled on Weather Display for now. It's cumbersome, but does more than any I've tried, and they have a great forum. I don't think they have a Mac vers, but they do have Linux. Shop trial versions to find one that suits your site. However, most are not very intuitive so it can be time-consuming to test.

I'd highly recommend dedicating an old beater computer for weather downloading and uploading as I've yet to find a super-stable weather app.