[mythtv-users] MythWeather - Don't trust the data

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 14:12:56 UTC 2006


On 9/22/06, Michael Lynch <lynchmv at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have .19 installed with revision 11264 fixes and the animated map page
> > works fine, but it still displays the wrong "days" in the 3 day forecast and
> > the wrong day for tomorrow.
> >
> > After reloading "several" times the days of the forecast are correct but it
> > always displays the wrong day for "tomorrow"
> >
> > --
> > Tim Scholl
> >
>
> After looking through the code to find where it pulls weather data
> from, you will see that the msnbc page
> http://www.msnbc.com/m/chnk/d/weather_d_src.asp?acid=<yourlocale>
> (where <yourlocale> is determined from accid.dat) is what appears to
> be on the fritz.  The mythweather code is doing what it should be
> doing, parsing out the information it is given.  Could the problem be
> that msnbc is getting hammered with weather requests and skewing the
> data intentionally?  Who knows...

I wonder if MythWeather could be changed to use RSSWeather
(http://www.rssweather.com).  It seems like it'd be better suited for
this functionality.


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