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Thread: We have weather data again (from Dark Sky) - THANK YOU merlin!!!

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    Cool We have weather data again (from Dark Sky) - THANK YOU merlin!!!

    I'm very pleased to announce that the Freezing Saddles web site now has weather data, sourced from the Dark Sky API, thanks to merlin!

    This was the most difficult issue that we faced, since Weather Underground sunset their API last February we have been without current weather data.

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    Congratulations! I was hoping you'd find a way to get that back.

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    Default We have weather data again (from Dark Sky) - THANK YOU merlin!!!

    Yeasssss!!!! Letís get our Rule #9 on!


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    699 hours in the snow? Did I miss that? Or does that include our ExPats in Minnesota and Michigan?

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    .. the precipitation aspect of the data is a touch optimistic. It might be worth only flagging a snow ride if the data says snow and it has a non-zero accumulation. I'll run some numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin View Post
    .. the precipitation aspect of the data is a touch optimistic. It might be worth only flagging a snow ride if the data says snow and it has a non-zero accumulation. I'll run some numbers.
    If a snowflake hit my face, I want it to count as riding in the snow!


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    Good news, bad news.

    Good news: we should be OK for next season.

    Bad news: the world's second most most valuable company just bought the weather data source for BAFS and announced it'll shut down the API.

    https://blog.darksky.net/dark-sky-has-a-new-home/

    "Today we have some important and exciting news to share: Dark Sky has joined Apple.
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    "API

    "Our API service for existing customers is not changing today, but we will no longer accept new signups. The API will continue to function through the end of 2021."

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