This is probably the most complex way to try to do this, but it works without needing
an internet connection.
Here are the steps how the weather is published:
Davis weather station records weather (normal function)
Davis WeatherLink software (v5.8) is used to generate the web page at Don's Weather
Station Reports, as well as publishes APRS weather data to NOAA/CWOP and the Weather
The X-10 program Home Control Assistant retrieves the data on a regular basis from
the HTML file shown above.
A custom macro generates data into the correct format and places in a PC interchange
file for use by UI-View32.
APRS program UI-View32 reads the PC interchange file for weather data on a periodic
basis. The info is formatted into an APRS weather report and transmitted by VHF radio
across the Pacific Northwest (BC, Washington) using a network of independent repeaters
The weather message may also be received by one or more APRS IP Gateway sites and
sent onto the internet. There are several of these gateways to the internet throughout
www.findu.com monitors APRS traffic on the internet (part of NOAA/CWOP), and collects
APRS weather reports by call-sign into a database, as well as other APRS traffic
(locations, beacons, messages, etc.)
The web user (you) launches one of the URLs above. When using www.findu.com, the
site utilizes its history database to generate charts ranging from 1 to 10 days in
duration, depending upon your request. This web page also includes a weather radar
Other Weather Sites
There are many other weather sites available. The most useful that I've found are
these. They are pointed at weather local to Vancouver Canada area near the US border,
but are easily pointed to locations wherever you live.