New: you can change METAR station now

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New: you can change METAR station now

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Have you ever dreamed of picking an alternative METAR station for your favorite location?
Now it's possible.
Open main-menu/Location/Location Properties dialog
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Just change the METAR station ICAO code and click OK.
Now the current weather is taken from the METAR station you have specified.

You may inspect METAR station details by clicking "www" link.

If you need geonames id for a location it's dislpayed now in the dialog.
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daddylito

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A very good feature!
Very well done!
gemini06720

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Post by gemini06720 »

Pasha great addition/feature and quite welcome. Thank you for making YoWindow as flexible as it is getting to...
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Will such feature be available for the 'weather widget' whereas it will be possibly to enter the METAR station ICAO code directly into the 'weather widget' produced code rather than to use something such as 'id=gn:6174041' (which is the Geonames-ID code number used by yr.no for Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)?
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Re: New: you can change METAR station now

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Thanks, guys!

Ray, the feature you ask for - substitute geonames-id to ICAO code - is quite hard to make.
To display the weather forecast YoWindow needs geonames-id.
So YoWindow will have to find closest yr.no location to the METAR station.

I don't think this is a good idea to substitute geonames-id with ICAO code on weather widget input.
It's too much special as far as it seems to me now.

However, it makes sense to let the user optionally pass ICAO code on weather widget input.
I have added your request to our task list.
Thanks for the suggestion!
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Magali

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I didn't know I could do this, Thanks for the info!
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