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Pollen Level - Grass Only?

Postby bigDvette » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:48 pm

Pollen forecast. How does the pollen forecast work. Instead of an overall pollen level, it seems the data is only there for grass.

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Re: Pollen Level - Grass Only?

Postby CinemarDave » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:50 pm

It is purely a function of what the reporting weather station publishes. We have now control over what we get or what they publish.

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Re: Pollen Level - Grass Only?

Postby bigDvette » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:04 pm

Ok, I see on weather underground and on weather.com they use the same reporting station and they have pollen levels for more than grass. however, I see in the XML file there is only grass.

Are there any configurations set or do you simply send the location and they send you back what they have?

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Re: Pollen Level - Grass Only?

Postby CinemarDave » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:18 pm

Nothing to configure. We just ask for a station and then send what they have.

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Re: Pollen Level - Grass Only?

Postby bigDvette » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:58 pm

Thanks for the quick replies.

In my files I have the following.

<Day DayNum="1" PollenType="Tree" StnIcao="KACT" ReportTime="9/20/2010 6:06:28 PM" ValidDateLocal="9/20/2010 7:00:00 AM" ValidDateUtc="9/20/2010 11:00:00 AM" PollenIdx="0" PollenDescr="None/Out of Season" />
<Day DayNum="1" PollenType="Grass" StnIcao="KACT" ReportTime="9/20/2010 6:06:27 PM" ValidDateLocal="9/20/2010 7:00:00 AM" ValidDateUtc="9/20/2010 11:00:00 AM" PollenIdx="0" PollenDescr="None/Out of Season" />
<Day DayNum="1" PollenType="Weed" StnIcao="KACT" ReportTime="9/20/2010 6:06:28 PM" ValidDateLocal="9/20/2010 7:00:00 AM" ValidDateUtc="9/20/2010 11:00:00 AM" PollenIdx="4" PollenDescr="Very High" />
<Day DayNum="2" PollenType="Tree" StnIcao="KACT" ReportTime="9/20/2010 6:06:28 PM" ValidDateLocal="9/21/2010 7:00:00 AM" ValidDateUtc="9/21/2010 11:00:00 AM" PollenIdx="0" PollenDescr="None/Out of Season" />
<Day DayNum="2" PollenType="Grass" StnIcao="KACT" ReportTime="9/20/2010 6:06:27 PM" ValidDateLocal="9/21/2010 7:00:00 AM" ValidDateUtc="9/21/2010 11:00:00 AM" PollenIdx="0" PollenDescr="None/Out of Season" />
<Day DayNum="2" PollenType="Weed" StnIcao="KACT" ReportTime="9/20/2010 6:06:28 PM" ValidDateLocal="9/21/2010 7:00:00 AM" ValidDateUtc="9/21/2010 11:00:00 AM" PollenIdx="4" PollenDescr="Very High" />
<Day DayNum="3" PollenType="Tree" StnIcao="KACT" ReportTime="9/20/2010 6:06:28 PM" ValidDateLocal="9/22/2010 7:00:00 AM" ValidDateUtc="9/22/2010 11:00:00 AM" PollenIdx="0" PollenDescr="None/Out of Season" />
<Day DayNum="3" PollenType="Grass" StnIcao="KACT" ReportTime="9/20/2010 6:06:27 PM" ValidDateLocal="9/22/2010 7:00:00 AM" ValidDateUtc="9/22/2010 11:00:00 AM" PollenIdx="0" PollenDescr="None/Out of Season" />
<Day DayNum="3" PollenType="Weed" StnIcao="KACT" ReportTime="9/20/2010 6:06:28 PM" ValidDateLocal="9/22/2010 7:00:00 AM" ValidDateUtc="9/22/2010 11:00:00 AM" PollenIdx="4" PollenDescr="Very High" />
<Day DayNum="4" PollenType="Tree" StnIcao="KACT" ReportTime="9/20/2010 6:06:28 PM" ValidDateLocal="9/23/2010 7:00:00 AM" ValidDateUtc="9/23/2010 11:00:00 AM" PollenIdx="0" PollenDescr="None/Out of Season" />
<Day DayNum="4" PollenType="Grass" StnIcao="KACT" ReportTime="9/20/2010 6:06:27 PM" ValidDateLocal="9/23/2010 7:00:00 AM" ValidDateUtc="9/23/2010 11:00:00 AM" PollenIdx="0" PollenDescr="None/Out of Season" />
<Day DayNum="4" PollenType="Weed" StnIcao="KACT" ReportTime="9/20/2010 6:06:28 PM" ValidDateLocal="9/23/2010 7:00:00 AM" ValidDateUtc="9/23/2010 11:00:00 AM" PollenIdx="4" PollenDescr="Very High" />


But for variables I only get (just showing day 1)

mlweather_pf1_utcdate = 9/20/2010 11:00:00 AM
mlweather_pf1_station = KACT
mlweather_pf1_reporttime = 9/20/2010 6:06:28 PM
mlweather_pf1_pollentype = Weed
mlweather_pf1_pollenindex = 4
mlweather_pf1_pollendescr = Very High
mlweather_pf1_daynum = 1
mlweather_pf1_date = 9/20/2010 7:00:00 AM

Just seeing either the last variable for that day or the highest, not sure which. Any chance to get all the pollen levels

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Re: Pollen Level - Grass Only?

Postby DaveB » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:36 pm

Dave - What you should consider in a future revision is the ability to split out all the additional forcasts from the main location. A great example for me is locally, I get weather and tides from the ACY location but no pollen or ski info. The Philadelphia stations/locations provide that information for all of Southern NJ, Del. and Eastern PA. If I could select locations separately, I could get all the information.

This may also help BD out as different locations post more or less information. You can locate one that suits your needs if they were seperate.
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