|Sending Weather Reports by Email|
To send a routine weather report to a set of email addresses at a user specified schedule. Two separate groups of addresses, each with their own schedule, may be set up. Make sure the main internet switch is ON in the connections setup in the FTP/internet setup.
Find the input field labeled "Enter email address". Enter you own email address (you can remove it later if you like). Click on the button labeled ">".
You may import your Warning email address list by clicking on the button labeled "import list from warning list".
In the appropriate boxes, enter your station name (i.e. FredsBackYard), your email address, and the name of the email server you use. Also enter any necessary User ID and Password.
Click the Red Switch on the right. It should turn to green, indicating Report email is now enabled.
Click on the button labeled "Test". Wait a minute or so, and check your incoming email. You should have a report from WD.
Return to the input field labeled "Enter email address". For each address you wish to send the report to, enter the complete address and click on the button labeled ">". At this point you may remove your own address, but I recommend you leave it in the list so that you can see what the other addressees are getting.
Find the group labeled "Weather Report Times" on the Left side of the page. Set up the time(s) for the report and click on the button labeled ">". You may have as many times in the list as you wish, but the same list of times applies to all of the days that you select.
You may add one or more attachments to the report. A good one might be the NOAA (or equivalent) forecast if you are currently downloading that. Another might be your webcam image. But be cautious, not all addressees will appreciate receiving too much material.
You can create a report of your own design using WD's custom tags. A custom report may be created if you prefer, to be sent instead of the WD default. Using a text editor, create a file named "customweatherreport.txt" in your ".../wdisplay/webfiles" directory. In this file, layout whatever format you like the methods described on the Custom Tags page.
Go to Setup menu and select "Setup FTP / Internet / ..., then click the tab labeled "Weather Report Email", then click the red button at the bottom labeled "Use a custom report ..." (It will turn green).
Here is a sample "customtext.txt":
Weather at Ladd Rd, Mercer, ME as of %time%, %formateddate% Current radar & additional information available at: http://personalpages.tdstelme.net/~flaplant/ Forecast: see attachment weather: NOAA - %weatherreport% PC - %weathercond% Temperature: %tempinusa% high: %hightempinusa% at %maxtempt% low: %lowtempinusa% at %mintempt% Humidity: %hum% high: %highhum% at %highhumt% low: %lowhum% at %lowhumt% Rain today: %dayrn% this month: %monthrn% this year: %yearrn% days with no rain: %dayswithnorain% Snow today: %snowtodayin.% inches this month: %snowmonthin.% inches this winter: %snowseasonin.% inches Average Wind: %avgspd% from %dirlabel% (windchill = %windch%) gusts: %gstspd% at %maxgstt% Barometer: %baro% %pressuretrendname% high: %highbaro% at %highbarot% Low: %lowbaro% at %lowbarot% Sunrise: %sunrise% moonrise: %moonrise% Sunset: %sunset% moonset: %moonset% This report is sent automatically at 8:00AM & 7:00PM daily, by WeatherDisplay version %wdversion%, based on a Davis WeatherMonitor II
And here is the email that WD creates:
Weather at Ladd Rd, Mercer, ME as of 08:03 AM, DATE: 24 December 2002 Current radar & additional information available at: http://personalpages.tdstelme.net/~flaplant/ Forecast: see attachment weather: NOAA - --- PC - Dry Fred - Temperature: 25.5 °F high: 29.5 °F at 01:39 AM low: 25.5 °F at 08:02 AM Humidity: 57 high: 86 at 00:00 AM low: 55 at 07:14 AM Rain today: 0.00 in. this month: 2.15 in. this year: 37.95 in. days with no rain: 3 Snow today: 0.00 inches this month: 5.51 inches this winter: 17.32 inches Average Wind: 3.0 mph from NNW (windchill = 25.5 °F) gusts: 2.0 mph at 05:44 AM Barometer: 29.571 in. Rising high: 29.574 in. at 08:02 AM Low: 29.376 in. at 00:00 AM Sunrise: 07:12 moonrise: 18:55 Sunset: 16:05 moonset: 09:45 This report is sent automatically at 8:00AM & 7:00PM daily, by WeatherDisplay version 9.38c, based on a Davis WeatherMonitor II