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Trouble with WU forecasts

Discussion of Ken True's web site templates

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bort483
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Trouble with WU forecasts

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So in my Cumulus Settings.php file, I changed this line accordingly:

$SITE['fcsturlWC'] = 'Maryborough, Queensland, Australia|-25.5385,152.7034'; // default forecast, should match first line in $SITE['WCforecasts']

So then below, as specified I add:

$SITE['WCforecasts'] = array(
// Location name to display|lat,long (separated by | character)
'Maryborough, Queensland, Australia|-25.5385,152.7034',
'Saratoga, CA, USA|37.27465,-122.02295',
<more towns here>

But after I reupload my Settings file, the forecasts are still stuck on the default (Saratoga's) conditions, despite adding my city to the $SITE['fcsturlWC'] line.

But here's the kicker; if I just add the line 'Maryborough, Queensland, Australia|-25.5385,152.7034', at the bottom of the other cities under ['WCforecasts'], without modifying the ['fcsturlWC'] line, it works perfectly. But of course, the drawback is my city is not the default and I instead have to select it at the bottom of the dropdown box.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My website is here, still in progress of setting up.

Big Edit:: It's working fine now, and I should mention to anyone else who runs into this problem, the settings above were correct; it just took a little time to take effect.

But I do have a second query; I'm about to look into it but any ideas as to why CumulusMX weather data is NOT Current? If I pull my CUtags from my site they appear to be up to date yeah?
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Re: Trouble with WU forecasts

Post by saratogaWX »

Using the web developer tools in Firefox to look at the webserver response headers shows that Cloudflare is active on your website, so some/all of your site is cached. Depending on the cache expiration, you may see results that are 'stale' when doing updates to your site.

You should either disable Cloudflare caching for your site, or at least, exempt .php and .txt extensions from any caching.
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Re: Trouble with WU forecasts

Post by saratogaWX »

Looking at your Settings.php, you have

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$SITE['WDdateMDY'] = false; // for weather software date format of month/day/year.  =false for day/month/year
while the date format in CUtags.php shows

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$WX['time'] = '03:40 on 18 January 2022';
$WX['date'] = '1/18/2022';
$WX['version'] = '3.14.1';
$WX['build'] = '3160';
$WX['update'] = '1/18/2022 3:40:06 AM';
and those dates are in MM/DD/YYYY format.

You should either change CumulusMX setup to use DD/MM/YYYY format, OR change Settings.php to have

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$SITE['WDdateMDY'] = true; // for weather software date format of month/day/year.  =false for day/month/year
so your wxstatus.php (and other pages) can correctly format the dates.
bort483
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Re: Trouble with WU forecasts

Post by bort483 »

That worked. Thanks so much!
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