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BloomSky Integration with Weather Underground

Vitek Feb 10, 2019 09:18AM PST


A comprehensive guide.


Prerequisites
1. Functional Sky 1 or Sky 2 weather station eventually with Storm, which is not a condition.

2. BloomSky account.

3. Weather Underground (WU) account.
Create a Weather Underground account on Weather Underground web page, click Join. Or use a direct hyperlink below.
https://www.wunderground.com/signup


I have split instructions below for clarity and convenience into several consequent posts.


Quoted text and hyperlinks are for my own station and are only for illustration purposes. You need to use text and hyperlinks relevant to your station.

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Vitek Feb 10, 2019 09:19AM PST

Add a Weather Underground Personal Weather Station (WU PWS)

https://www.wunderground.com
Go to: Weather Underground - My Profile - My Weather Stations - web page Personal Weather Stations Network, Your Registered Stations
Click Add a New PWS.


► Step 1: Register Your Station
Follow instructions on the web page.

Elevation (ft): Fills automatically.

Height Above Ground (ft): Enter the value.

Click Verify Location.
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Vitek Feb 10, 2019 09:21AM PST

Add a WU PWS

►► Step 2: Tell Us About Your Station
Note the Latitude and Longitude values. You need them later.

Neighborhood: (required)
Lake Vättern, Huskvarna, Sweden
NOTE:
I would recommend Station descriptive name, Place, Country as this line appears as a headline on your station WU web page.
It is a must to enter non-English characters in UTF-8 character encoding. That is in Microsoft Windows using key combination
Alt + character encoding number, e.g. ä = Alt 132 or Alt 0228.
The UTF-8 encoding number for a particular character can be found on e.g.
https://www.fileformat.info/info/charset/UTF-8/list.htm

Website:
Name: Lake Vättern, Huskvarna
URL: https://map.bloomsky.com/weather-stations/faBiuZWsq6eprpW2
NOTE:
- Name: I would recommend Station descriptive name, Place as this line appears as a headline on your station WU web page. Do not use Country this time as it is filled automatically.
- URL: Your BloomSky station web page address.
Again UTF-8 encoding for non-English characters is a must.

Station Hardware: (required)
Select from the list, e.g. Bloomsky2 + Storm.

Associated WebCam: Leave blank.

Organization: Leave blank if you wish.

MADIS ID: Leave blank.

Surface Type: Select from the list.

You Make Our Forecasts More Accurate, We Respect Your Privacy
Check "I Accept".

PWS Notification Email Preferences:
Check whatever you wish.

Click Submit.
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Vitek Feb 10, 2019 09:22AM PST

Add a WU PWS

►►► Step 3: Add Your WU Info to Your Weather Station Software
Your Station ID: XXXXXXXXYYY
Your Station Key/Password: xxxxxxxx

Note the WU Station ID.

Click My Weather Station.

You should get back to Personal Weather Station Network web page with your station registered.
If you want to change something click on the flower icon and select Edit.

Click on the Station ID and note the WU web address of your PWS.
https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IJNKPING71
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Vitek Feb 10, 2019 09:23AM PST

Add a Weather Underground PWS Associated Weather Webcam

https://www.wunderground.com
Go to: Weather Underground - My Profile - My Webcams - web page Weather Webcams, Your Current Cameras

NOTE:
Use exclusively English characters for all text on this web page. Non-English characters are not displayed correctly due to PHP encoding bug.


► STEP 1. — Choose your upload method
Click on FTP button.
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Vitek Feb 10, 2019 09:24AM PST

Add a camera

►► STEP 2.
Neighborhood: Leave blank if you wish.

Organization: Leave blank if you wish.

Station Timezone Required: Select from the list.

Address Required: Street and house number or only Street.

City Required: Lake Vattern, Huskvarna
NOTE:
I would recommend Station descriptive name, Town as this line appears as a headline on your station WU web page.

Postalcode Required: Enter ZIP code.

Province/State (Abbreviated code) Required: SE
NOTE:
I would recommend an abbreviation in capital letters of your country or state. You could use the same abbreviation as shown on your station BloomSky web page.

Country Required: Select from the list.

Latitude Required: Enter the value acquired in the steps above.

Longitude Required: Enter the value acquired in the steps above.

You Make Our Forecasts More Accurate, We Respect Your Privacy
Check "I Accept".

Click Save and Continue.
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Vitek Feb 10, 2019 09:25AM PST

Add a camera

►►► STEP 4. — Get Credit!
Note: There is no Step 3. on WU.
Associate with PWS: Select or enter the WU Station ID acquired in the steps above.

Link Text: You may leave blank.

Link URL: https://map.bloomsky.com/weather-stations/faBiuZWsq6eprpW2
Your BloomSky station web page address.

Camera Type: You may leave blank.

Click Submit.


You should get back to Weather Webcams, Your Current Cameras web page with your camera registered.
If you want to change something click Edit.
Note the WU Camera ID.

Click on the Camera ID and note the WU web address of your camera.
https://www.wunderground.com/webcams/tegaJud7/1/show.html
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Vitek Feb 10, 2019 09:27AM PST

An Integration of BloomSky Station with Weather Underground

Go to:
https://wun.bloomsky.com
Sing in with your BloomSky user name and password. These are the same credentials you are using for BloomSky app and BloomSky dashboard.
https://dashboard.bloomsky.com


It is better to do the integration in two steps, first the weather station, second the camera.

► Step 1: Weather station integration
Tick box Station ID and enter the Weather Underground PWS Station ID. Do not use BloomSky Device ID.
Clear box Camera ID.

Password: Type in your Weather Underground account password. Do not use BloomSky account password.

DeviceID: Select your BloomSky Device ID.

Click Save.
You should get Device registered! Your device is connected to Weather Underground

Click REGISTER DEVICE


►► Step 2: Camera integration
Clear box Station ID.
Tick box Camera ID and enter the Weather Underground Camera ID. Do not use BloomSky Device ID.

Password: Type in your Weather Underground account password. Do not use BloomSky account password.

DeviceID: Select your BloomSky Device ID.

Click Save.
You should get Device registered! Your device is connected to Weather Underground

Click REGISTER DEVICE
You should get back to Register Device web page:
https://wun.bloomsky.com/uploader/submit


You should see DeviceID, PWS, PWS Upload, Webcam, Webcam Upload all filled in.
It may take a few minutes for PWS Upload to show success and up to two days for Webcam Upload to show success.
You need to refresh the web page manually.
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Vitek Feb 10, 2019 09:29AM PST

Verification of Functionality

► Go to your WU PWS web page.
https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IJNKPING71

You should see new values popping up about every 5 minutes in Weather History Graph. The WU webpage is refreshing automatically.

Click on About this PWS. Click Visit Website. Your BloomSky station web page should open.

Click on Webcam. It may take up to two days for the first image to appear.


►► Go to your WU camera web page.
https://www.wunderground.com/webcams/tegaJud7/1/show.html

Click on Visit My Website. Your BloomSky station web page should open.

Click on View My Personal Weather Station. Your WU PWS web page should open.
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Vitek Feb 10, 2019 09:34AM PST

Troubleshooting

In a case that data are not appearing on Weather Underground after 1 - 2 days verify first that your BloomSky station is broadcasting data by going to your BloomSky web page and dashboard.
https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IJNKPING71
https://dashboard.bloomsky.com

If you see fresh data there then you can try to remove your BloomSky station from uploading data to WU and then re-register it.
If you can’t see fresh data there you need to fix first your BloomSky station data broadcasting issue.


► Go to
https://wun.bloomsky.com

Click on:
No longer want your device to upload to WU?
Delete a device here


After that re-register your weather station by following steps above.

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