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Looking for Fire Danger script

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With the way things are here in Arizona again this year with all the wild fires, I'd like to include a Fire Danger script into my webpage. However, the only ones I find are all on WD systems. Are there any out there that are written to use with the Base-USA (with the CU-plugin) Saratoga systems?
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Unfortunately, you will have to write your own page (or script).

In order to have the needed data, you will have to download and run the FWI Calc from SoftRock Enterprises - FWI Calc is a small Windows application that allows Fire Danger Indices (FWI) to be calculated from data obtained from a personal weather station software.
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SpaceWalker wrote:Unfortunately, you will have to write your own page (or script).

In order to have the needed data, you will have to download and run the FWI Calc from SoftRock Enterprises - FWI Calc is a small Windows application that allows Fire Danger Indices (FWI) to be calculated from data obtained from a personal weather station software.
Okay, I have that installed on my PC. I'm just having trouble setting it up. The problem here is that I live in the northern Sonoran Desert which doesn't fit any of their options. Nearby in the mountains are forest lands, but in other areas there are grasslands, but mostly scrub brush and cacti sparsely populate the landscape. I guess I will be asking quite a few questions before getting this set up. :roll:

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FWI generates an HTML table page for you. All you have to do yourself - if you want it to appear inside a regular Saratoga template page - is to load it via a modified Saratoga template 'wxsample.php' page.

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<?php
include("wxfwitable1.htm");
?>
(or whatever you call the standard FWI table - configure that in FWI 'Web Files').
For anything more than the standard table FWI generates, add to the modified Saratoga template 'wxsample.php' page.

If you check out the table, you will see the three columns FF DC, SF DC & GF DC are separate values and so are each separately calculated. The FWI 'FWI Setup' settings screen allows you to modify the behaviour of each of the three categories to suit your local conditions. The FWI DC and CBI DC are calculated from these.

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BCJKiwi wrote:FWI generates an HTML table page for you. All you have to do yourself - if you want it to appear inside a regular Saratoga template page - is to load it via a modified Saratoga template 'wxsample.php' page.

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<?php
include("wxfwitable1.htm");
?>
(or whatever you call the standard FWI table - configure that in FWI 'Web Files').
For anything more than the standard table FWI generates, add to the modified Saratoga template 'wxsample.php' page.

If you check out the table, you will see the three columns FF DC, SF DC & GF DC are separate values and so are each separately calculated. The FWI 'FWI Setup' settings screen allows you to modify the behaviour of each of the three categories to suit your local conditions. The FWI DC and CBI DC are calculated from these.
I have it generating a file called fwiweb.xml, but I don't see anything like a html file or a sample template. The only files I see in the FWI folder(besides a Help folder) are:
  • bup_fwi.bak
  • chart.dat
  • config.xml
  • config.xml.bak
  • default.fwi
  • ftplogfwi.txt
  • FWI.error.log
  • FWI.exe
  • fwidat.dll
  • fwimath.dll
  • FWIupdate.exe
  • FWIweb.xml
  • license.rtf
  • parse.dat
  • print.dat
  • readme.txt
  • title.dat
So where am I now? There is no html or php file. :?:
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In FWI, check out the help / web options / HTML Table setup.

It's a couple of years since I set all this up and it was a bit of a learning curve. So I'm a bit rusty on the details of getting it all going but I did manage it from the installed program, the help and the additional info on the FWI website.

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BCJKiwi wrote:In FWI, check out the help / web options / HTML Table setup.

It's a couple of years since I set all this up and it was a bit of a learning curve. So I'm a bit rusty on the details of getting it all going but I did manage it from the installed program, the help and the additional info on the FWI website.
I am a little late on saying I have the FWI Calc up and running on my system. Thanks to those who were assisting, I appreciate your assistance, very much! :clap:
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After years of using the FWI Calc fire danger script, it is time to go to something else. FWI Calc has not had any support for a really long time. Now that I am having issues with it I think it is time to replace it with something else. Is there any other Fire Danger software/script available that can be used with the Saratoga templates? :?
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Now that I have the fire danger script working okay, you can check out the Smokey Bear link in my Fire Danger link on my webpage at http://elgheko.us/wxdanger.php.
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