Weather conditions for Tiffin, Ohio
Tue, Oct 27, 2020 - 16:53 EDT
Cold & Overcast And Gloomy, Dry 
43.3 °F / 6.3 °C 

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Station Data
Local Date
Oct 27, 2020
Local Time
16:53 EDT
41°07’04N, 83°09’55W
732 feet (223.1m)
NOAA Office
Cleveland (KCLE)
We are about 70.8 miles WSW of this office.

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Ending the Weather Underground Data Feed
Posted by: MGCJerry on Sep 15, 2018 @ 21:23 EDT
Last Edited: Mar 7, 2019 @ 22:03 EST

Weather Underground is making changes to their API to pull data off their site. While this will not affect any normal users who use a browser, it will affect anyone who uses 3rd party apps and programs to pull data off Weather Underground. After the change, anyone who uses the API to create programs and apps that pulls data from Weather Underground must pay a license fee. The cost is unknown. However the users who upload their own data gets FREE access to their own data - What a deal!

How will this affect Based on what information is currently available, Personal Weather Station (PWS) owners will still be able to send data to WU, and pull their own data from WU. However they will be unable to make use of the easy-to-use systems to pull data for elsewhere unless they pay a monthly license. Program & app developers will have to pay a hefty fee to make use of the new API and that will probably price them out of existence. "Enterprise Grade" API and related buzzwords are always expensive. As a result on my next maintenance run, I will be terminating the WU feed entirely.

This doesnt bode well for anyone who doesn't work for, or have a hand in a multi-million dollar company. Little people like us as usual will get left at the side of the road. That's my take on it, and you can read the announcement at

Updated March 7, 2019
Turns out to have access to the data this site previously used would require purchasing an API key for the low price of $400.00 USD a month, more advanced functions would require a more expensive key upwards of $2,000 USD a month. Not going to happen. I expected pricing like this given the words "Enterprise Grade" and the lack of additional details. makes $-31 year for domain registration, and hosting and thats ignoring power cost for the local server and hardware required to keep the system online.

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Station Update June
Posted by: MGCJerry on Jun 13, 2018 @ 17:37 EDT
Last Edited: Never

There was an ongoing issue with the rain collector that ended up resolving itself after contacting Davis for troubleshooting, and being sent replacement parts. If the issue reoccurs, I'll replace the rain collector switch.

I have also relocated the station to an alternate location to see how it improves readings. There should be some improvement to the overall readings. I cant guarantee perfect conditions because we are surrounded by many tall large trees.

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It's Back
Posted by: MGCJerry on Mar 31, 2018 @ 12:25 EDT
Last Edited: Never

Yes, is back. I've managed to fix and address all the remote feeds to accommodate NWS, USGS, etc data feeds no longer working. I had to employ several different changes to the weather subsystem for it to work. This required a fair amount of work which I didn't have time for given my full-time schedule while we were incredibly busy.

Funny enough in the first 11 hours the site was online, there were 2 different hack attempts., & Strangely these IPs belong to Google, which leads me to believe a compromised machine or a malicious hosting account under Google's IP space. Stuff like this is what leads to data leaks, and breaches. Lax internet security. Stay safe out there.

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Phase one upgrade completed
Posted by: MGCJerry on Dec 11, 2016 @ 14:54 EST
Last Edited: Never

The first phase of the upgrade has been completed. Most of the initial changes will not be visible to end-users. Some framework is now in place that allows me to add functionality and visual adjustments to the site as needed. Because of the software upgrade, some pages will need adjustments to visually match the rest of the system.

Phase 2 of the upgrades will continue into the week regarding the weather server. This will only affect uploading current conditions. Radar, Forecast and all other systems will remain operational.

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Posted by: MGCJerry on Jun 4, 2016 @ 06:49 EDT
Last Edited: Oct 31, 2016 @ 00:05 EDT

October 30, 2016
Advisories have been fixed.

Due to yesterdays eventful night, I was alerted that the advisories alerts are no longer showing up. I am looking into the issue and hope to have a solution soon.

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