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I don't know what source the Weather Report uses, but I don't think it's very accurate. I'm not sure about the temperatures given, because it's so hot in Arizona that it may well have been 100 degrees around 7 PM last night, as it claimed; but I just looked, and it shows a symbol of rain falling, when a cursory glance out my windows shows it's not raining. It's allegedly not raining anywhere else in the Phoenix area, either. (We're getting a dust storm, but if it's indicating "rain" for that, it rather illustrates my point.) I concluded that this applet is wasting my time, and pulled it.
Last edited by newbiesforever; 08-30-2006 at 09:36 PM.
Do you mean I am getting the Morgantown weather, or that my weather is being reported from the Morgantown station? If the former, I was sure I had fixed the problem of the WR being stuck on West Virginia.
Last edited by newbiesforever; 09-01-2006 at 12:36 AM.
I was tempted to ask what your last Q meant, as I believe each station only reports its own weather -- your weather couldn't be reported by Morgantown, only Morgantown weather.
In the version of KWeather I have running, a single primary click on its Systray icon brings up a "Weather Report" dialog box that includes the station in the title. Try checking that to see where you have KWeather pointed.
I checked again, and it does say it's pointed at Phoenix, but some of the information is dubious. It says my sunrise is (was) at 9:02 AM--yeah, right. And the sunset is at 9:53 PM? Well, possibly, but I really doubt that. If it's getting such weird information from Sky Harbor Airport, perhaps I shouldn't catch a plane anytime soon.
Last edited by newbiesforever; 09-01-2006 at 05:19 PM.
I live near Show Low, AZ and although I'm 16 miles to the East the weather app gives appropriate information. To test it I just added Phoenix - Sky Harbor. I get Sunrise 6:03, Sunset 6:52, Temp 89.1 etc... Last observation 7:51. I'm using 6.0 final and I've been using the Weather App since 3.4.3. Check to make sure your time, date, and location is set correctly.
Esp., what leads to your "I *know* when it is daytime outside!" comment?
As for settings, start w/ your BIOS & go on to the "Current time zone:" setting from:
Clock (right click the clock display) >> Adjust Date & Time (root password req.) >> Configure - Date & Time
In my case, my BIOS is set to UTC & my Current time zone to CDT (U.S. Central Daylight Time) & everything is fine.
Just for grins I temporarily set KWeather to various other places:
1st, Barre, VT (U.S. Eastern Time) -- everything looked good, if the Sunrise/Sunset times are in CDT not EDT.
Next, Aberdeen, UK -- again everything looked good, & the Sunrise/Sunset times are definitely in (US)CDT not Aberdeen local time.
Then Sydney (YSSY), & sure enough the moon icon appeared in my Panel, but the Sunrise/Sunset times indicated 20h 40m of daylight. This has got to be wrong -- it's too near the equinox.
I tried various other other-side-of-the-world stations -- Alice Springs, Auckland Airport, Jessore (Bangladesh), & noticed that all were reporting sunrise times of exactly 6am, but sunset times in the 1am to 7am range which are reasonable Houston times.
To say the least, something is wrong.
Any of you in OZ etc. experiencing the same problem?
To help test:
Houston Int'l == KIAH
Tuesday 05 September 2006
Sunrise: 7:00 am Sunset: 7:39 pm
CDT = -0500
Sunrise: 7:00 am = 12:00 UTC
Sunset: 7:39 pm = 00:39 UTC tomorrow
i just set up mepis 6 on a work mates machine its side by side with my machine also running mepis 6 the weather app works fine on my machine but on my workmates the sunrise sunset times are both about 6 am ish ? Sydney airport i carnt fathom it ,all the time settings appear to be correct but i havent had enough spare time to check it out properly
My family live about 40km NorthWest of Sydney, and I use Googletalk VOIP several times a week to chat with them. I have to be very aware of the time there. I had the Time/Date utility in the corner set to show Sydney as well as local. My PC hardware clock is set to UTC, and the Mepis 6.0 (Debian/Ubuntu) setup corrects for the +1hour BST automatically. I use it for satellite tracking, so I don't think I fumbled anything there.
There are no weather stations near me, so I settled for including Boscombe Down, Heathrow Airport, Southhampton - and Sydney, and I would keep Sydney up most of the time. At first I was impressed, it seemed good, until I noticed that it was showing me a blacked out moon in Sydney when the UK local time was past midnight. I did not go to the extent of confirming reported sunrise and sunset times.
Then, I installed a Firefox extension that lifts a corner popup showing the real-time weather condition in Sydney. They were so clearly in disagreement, I then dumped KWeather.
I felt a little bad about it because I respect the skill and time and effort it took the guys who program KWeather to put it together, and I don't have the smarts to help repair it. It is a fine panel feature for folk who want or need to know the weather conditions elsewhere. There is not much point setting it for near home - you can just look out of the window!
I will put it back, so we can maybe narrow down what ails it if we watch it long enough.
I ahve just installed Mepis6 and Kweater will not work using my local weather station (Liverpool Airport, UK) which is in the Kweather database. If I ask for a weather report I am informed the is no such weather station. Previous version worked fine and you used to be able to to enter the Staion Code which I think was KPPG