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weather history, not current weather or weather forecast (2 posts)

  1. wild26
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have been searching for a weather plugin that calls the weather data for the day and time of the post, not the current weather conditions or a weather forecast.

    Is there any such plugin?

    The main problem I see with this type of plugin is finding a source for weather conditions of the past. Most weather service providers provide RSS feeds for current weather conditions, not past weather conditions.

    Why would I want weather data from the day and time of the post? Because I am crazy, and I ride my bike in Buffalo, NY every month of the year, and I want my blog readers to know what the weather was like at the time I was riding. My bike blog is online at http://www.bikeblog.us/ Currently I add weather data manually, but you know computers are supposed to take the repetitive tasks and do them for us, right?

    What do you think?
    ~~Thomas

  2. wild26
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I found a data source.

    Now I wonder if anyone would want to write a plugin for it.

    The Wunderground.com weather web site hosts data for "personal weather stations" and makes it available publicly. The personal weather station for which I have listed the URL below is based in Buffalo, NY:
    http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KBUF/2006/8/1/DailyHistory.html?format=1

    What do you think? Do-able?

    I think the plug-in would have to help a person find the right personal weather station, possibly using the Google weather map.

    The tricky part is that it would have to figure out what data to post--because the line of data closest to the time I took my 6:45 AM ride to work this morning would be the line of data marked 6:54 AM.

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