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dont llike new wind graphics on Maui- pls change back

 
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slambo



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: dont llike new wind graphics on Maui- pls change back Reply with quote

I noticed that the wind display for Maui have changed to dots/lines which sucks! I would like to see it back to the old way, anyone else agree?
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bmmiller



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slambo,

Interestingly this problem has been caused by our upgrading the weather station to higher quality electronics and communications. The stations now report every minute! This higher reporting frequency, of course, is good news to all lovers of real-time data. However, it has inadvertently created a problem with the wind graphs being crowded with data. Hence, our development team is currently working on a way to better display this data so that the graphs are still easy to read. This has been resolved for windAlert.com. So, perhaps check out: http://www.windalert.com/spot/433

Hope this helps!
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cbknap



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi bmmiller----while sampling data every minute is a laudatory pursuit it seems better for the user to set the display to an average calculated every five minutes or so. Otherwise it's just too much data, the grafs take too long to load, and every micro-gust skews the graph.

Maybe something like that is what you are working on?

--chris

ps: same thing is happening w the Cabrillo graph in CA


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capetonian



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Chris, the Cabrillo Beach graph is close to unreadable.
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slambo



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks and glad you guys are working on it.
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nw30



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a good example of that old adage, "too much information".

And, "there is beauty in simplicity".

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