Weather Underground Forecast (wuforecast)



  • Thanks for your WU-Modul.

    especially I like the “precipitation probability” percentage.
    I´m tinkering with it to use the standard “weathericons” from Erik Flowers. (came with the Standard-Forecast Module)
    Perhaps you should add a “degree”-symbol behind the values.

    It would be nice if we could get one module for “currentweather” and the “forecast”. I think wunderground provides a json for all the data we need.
    (Wind, Direction, Sunset/Rise, etc…)
    If I find the time, I´ll give it a try. (perhaps someone who is more familiar with node/json etc. is faster.


  • Module Developer

    @desq said in Weather Underground Forecast (wuforecast):

    It would be nice if we could get one module for “currentweather” and the “forecast”. I think wunderground provides a json for all the data we need.
    (Wind, Direction, Sunset/Rise, etc…)

    The WU mod i made has this all in one current/forecast with the Erik Flowers icons (needs updated icons as the ones that come with mm2 are older)… It’s just not a nicely rounded module yet. The README is still the original weatherforecast one… Translation is also not supported… (only metric).

    In the config you’ll have to provide
    apikey and pws variables.

    pws can be any WU api location info like:

    locid:NLXX8014;loctype:1

    or

    52.00,4.00

    or…

    Australia/Sydney country/city
    37.8,-122.4 latitude,longitude
    KJFK airport code
    pws:KCASANFR70 PWS id
    autoip AutoIP address location
    autoip.json?geo_ip=38.102.136.138 specific IP address location

    Disclaimer: this is a work in progress!


  • Module Developer

    I was thinking about doing a dual-mod, but honestly there’s no advantage over having two separate mods. The json streams for the current weather and the forecast are separate on Weather Underground, so there’s no advantage on reducing the number of network/API calls. Secondly, it reduces flexibility as far as screen positioning of the mods goes (you’d have to keep them together in the same part of the screen).

    I’m pretty close to finishing my mod for getting current conditions from WU as well. I’m using JSON right now, but I’m trying to see if there’s a way to tap into the ‘realtime’ stream that they use for their flash gadgets that you can put on websites. Not sure if it is possible yet though.


  • Module Developer

    @mattlugar

    No they’re not… They CAN be if you so desire, but you can combine several queries into one request…

    mine is /conditions/forecast10day/astronomy/ Which will give you current conditions, 10 day forecast and sun-/moon rise/set info in one payload.


  • Module Developer

    @RedNax Oh cool, didn’t even realize you could embed multiple API calls at the same time!!! :)



  • Hello,

    do you have an example of the custom.css for the different colors (sun, rain, etc.).
    I did not get.

    greeting
    Stephan



  • Hi,

    I am very new to this (only have experience with VBA, simple C+ from using MATLAB, you get the point).

    I used git clone https://github.com/MattLugar/wuforecast to download the files to my modules directory then changed the default weather module to the wuforecast module in the config.js file. However, when I run the Mirror program I get a completely black screen.

    All of the files appear to have been downloaded correctly to the directory and I cant find any syntax errors in the config.js file. I wrote everything exactly as follows:

    modules: [
        {
            module: 'wuforecast',
            position: 'top_right',  // This can be any of the regions.
                                        // Best results in left or right regions.
            config: {
                // See 'Configuration options' for more information.
                location: 'France/Paris',
                appid: 'abcde12345abcde12345abcde12345ab' //wunderground.com API key.
            }
        }
    ]
    

    Any help?

    Thank you!


  • Module Developer

    If this is your entire config file, than it’s to be expected it doesn’t work…

    Should be something like this (using thhe sample as an …example):

    /* Magic Mirror Config Sample
     *
     * By Michael Teeuw http://michaelteeuw.nl
     * MIT Licensed.
     */
    var config = {
        port: 8080,
    
        language: 'en',
        timeFormat: 24,
        units: 'metric',
    
        modules: [{
            module: 'alert',
        }, {
            module: ‘wuforecast’,
            position: ‘top_right’, // This can be any of the regions.
            // Best results in left or right regions.
            config: {
                // See ‘Configuration options’ for more information.
                location: ‘France / Paris’,
                appid: ‘abcde12345abcde12345abcde12345ab’ //wunderground.com API key.
            }
        }, {
            module: 'clock',
            position: 'top_left'
        }, {
            module: 'calendar',
            header: 'US Holidays',
            position: 'top_left',
            config: {
                calendars: [{
                    symbol: 'calendar-check-o ',
                    url: 'webcal://www.calendarlabs.com/templates/ical/US-Holidays.ics'
                }]
            }
        }, {
            module: 'compliments',
            position: 'lower_third'
        }, {
            module: 'currentweather',
            position: 'top_right',
            config: {
                location: 'New York',
                locationID: '', //ID from bulk.openweather.org/sample/
                appid: 'YOUR_OPENWEATHER_API_KEY'
            }
        }, {
            module: 'weatherforecast',
            position: 'top_right',
            header: 'Weather Forecast',
            config: {
                location: 'New York',
                locationID: '5128581', //ID from bulk.openweather.org/sample/
                appid: 'YOUR_OPENWEATHER_API_KEY'
            }
        }, {
            module: 'newsfeed',
            position: 'bottom_bar',
            config: {
                feeds: [{
                    title: "New York Times",
                    url: "http://www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/HomePage.xml"
                }],
                showSourceTitle: true,
                showPublishDate: true
            }
        }, ]
    
    };
    
    /*************** DO NOT EDIT THE LINE BELOW ***************/
    if (typeof module !== 'undefined') {
        module.exports = config;
    }


  • @RedNax
    That was not my entire config file, just the part inserting the wuforecast module. However I deleted and cloned the wuforecast files again without changing my config file and it works fine now. Any idea as to why that might have been?

    Thank you for the reply!



  • I had the same problem, but I found the solution:
    You had to put the api key wuforecast and the location in config file and in wuforecast.js file .
    After that worked.


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