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showRainAmount not working in 2.3.1

  • Ive updated to 2.3.1 and it seems to be working nicely. I appreciate that the new default weather module now has the option to show rain amount. Only… I cant get it to work. Anyone have some ideas what is wrong?

    This is my config for the forecast below. Its the same on 2 magic mirrors and neither shows the precip amount. Its the only reason I still use the Wunderground module instead, but the icons for that module are so damn ugly and they arent very obvious what it is showing.

                            module: "weatherforecast",
                            position: "top_right",
    //                      header: "Forecast",
                            config: {
                                    location: "Brooklyn",
                                    locationID: "5110302", //Brooklyn
                                    appid: "",
                                    MaxNumberOfDays: '4',
                                    roundTemp: 'true',
                                    fade: 'false',
                                    fadePoint: '1',
                                    colored: 'true',
                                    showRainAmount: 'true'

  • Moderator

    Please note it is true and false and not 'true' and 'false'

  • @yawns - thanks but this didnt solve the issue.

    Also - curious why you have no ‘’ or “” around true and false. everywhere in my config all values are quoted this way and everywhere it works as expected

  • Moderator

    That’s how javascript works. A string is always true, so 'true' is true, 'false' is also true, true is true and even 'MagicMirror' is true. Only false is false

  • @yawns True - I always do quotes as a matter of habit and also the values are then colored in nano to make them easy to see. Without quotes they are the same color as regular text

  • Moderator

    Good. Now with this being clear I have no idea why you don’t see the rain amount. Maybe it’s not provided for your location currently? I can check on my installation tomorrow

  • @yawns
    Im in Brooklyn NYC which should be pretty well covered as far as the data, but you make a point. Ill try another NYC location on my ‘minimirror’ and compare with my main one.

  • Project Sponsor Module Developer

    @wesmininger said in showRainAmount not working in 2.3.1:

    Im in Brooklyn NYC which should be pretty well covered as far as the data,

    Depends on the reliability of the API data.

    Greetings from Staten Island! 🙂

  • Has anyone found a workaround for this? I plugged in 5375911 for a location which is Murrieta CA. The UI on shows it getting “moderate” rain today so I expect that the data is there. I still did not see any indicator of rain on the MM widget though.

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