Home Community B-Hyve Indoor/Outdoor Timer I cannot see local PWS registered with WUNDERGROUND.

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    jaynewick
    Participant

    There are numerous Weather Underground personal weather stations in my immediate area that I can see with the Weather Underground app. However, they do not appear in the BHyve app. The closest PWS is several miles away, which is causing me to rely upon bad data. My lawn nearly burned out this summer as a result of this. In Florida, there are microclimates. Two miles is just too far away, so I need to be able to connect to a PWS that is closer. This was my expectation when I bought this unit. What is the plan to support WUNDERGROUND PWSs?

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    #76497
    Josh Wheeler
    Keymaster

    Jaynewick

    Our timers are able to connect to personal weather stations that are uploading their data to PWSWeather.com. This is dependent on the weather station owner to get the data to this site. Some stations support this directly, some require an additional piece of hardware called an Ambient Weather Bridge.

    Using the Ambient Weather Bridge to upload to PWSWeather.com is the most straight forward method that may require fewer steps to get setup but costs more money.

    Other stations might already support Ambient Weather and in this case it’s as simple as creating an account on PWSWeather.com and then linking to it from Ambient Weather. Their site is http://www.ambientweather.net, anyone can create an account. Once it’s all setup Ambient Weather will begin forwarding weather data to PWSWeather.com and the station will be available for anyone to use.

    It’s also important to note that not all weather stations are created equally (not all measure rain etc.) or installed correctly or maintained in an operational state, so it’s important to only connect to personal weather stations that you know provide all the weather data you need and are properly installed and maintained.

    Hope this helps explain.

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    #76529
    EaglesPete
    Participant

    Hi Josh,

    I was wondering as per Jaynewicks last sentence regarding support for Wunderground.com or others like weather cloud.
    Would this ever be an option in the future or does it have to be a pws connected to pwsweather due to licensing between Orbit and themselves.

    Cheers,
    Grant

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