Re: LaCrosse weather direct units closing down Aug 31

I got mine a week ago.  It is a nice unit that I got for $25 discounted.   I miss the 5 day forecast that my old unit had.  Overall I am happy.   I didn't get the model with the wind and rain gauges. I use a BloomSky instead.
http://map.bloomsky.com/weather-station … apnJSnoain

Re: LaCrosse weather direct units closing down Aug 31

hey there, new here.  I had a couple of the weather direct modules, the batteries died a few months back and my wife has been bugging me to get them working, which I did, and then found out they canceled the service.

Has anyone ever seen a programming interface to them?  I sent them a note asking for the same to see if we could send them our own data.  If we had the API then we could scrape weather data from one of the many sites and send it out.

thanks,

Jerry

Re: LaCrosse weather direct units closing down Aug 31

no clues for you from me.

Re: LaCrosse weather direct units closing down Aug 31

Sarah replied that they never published anything either. It seems almost trivial to be able to send them data, all you would need is the IP address or some type of TCP connection.

The deal they are offering isn't bad.  I've wanted rain and wind detectors locally here for quite a while as we get some of the heaviest rain in the US.

Nice meeting everyone.

Jerry

Re: LaCrosse weather direct units closing down Aug 31

Hope it wasn't a mistake to dump all my Weather Direct units in the trash. It looked like the end of the road. I wish someone could have continued the tech.
I have not set up my weather station yet. I have a lot going on so it may be after Christmas until I get to it. I was even thinking about selling if I decided not to open up the box. Kicking the can down the road.

Re: LaCrosse weather direct units closing down Aug 31

cncjerry wrote:

hey there, new here.  I had a couple of the weather direct modules, the batteries died a few months back and my wife has been bugging me to get them working, which I did, and then found out they canceled the service.

Has anyone ever seen a programming interface to them?  I sent them a note asking for the same to see if we could send them our own data.  If we had the API then we could scrape weather data from one of the many sites and send it out.

thanks,

Jerry


Probably nobody will see this.. I too replaced the batteries and noticed that the thing was not getting data. I did some googleling around a bit and saw the post about the service going down. Boomer, I did some more digging around and saw that they have an application used to program a fix IP/Proxy, the url is: support _dot_ lacrossealertsmobile _dot_ com/static-ip.html . Well if they let me set an IP for a proxy, perhaps I can re-direct the data to a raspberry pi to serve the correct data back to my WA-1440U. The thing is I don't know what the original data looked like. I see that it used to get it from a box.weatherdirect.com address, but now that URL seems to be broken.

I re-directed the proxy my my desktop pc and used wireshark to sniff anything from that mac and I do see it is trying to register, so maybe there is a chance to get these guys back up? That would be great. Anybody had an idea of how the original data looked like?

Re: LaCrosse weather direct units closing down Aug 31

Do I need to go to the landfill and dig up my several Weather Direct units?
My wife thinks I save too many unused things. Maybe I was just to quick to send to the trash. OOPS