WxSolution Release Notes

Version 1.9.2: March 5, 2023
  • Fixed User Defined Summation (again) when starting hour is greater than ending hour.
  • Added option for choosing startup screen (Monitor, Detail, Extra Sensor, or Graph).
  • Updated editing FTP upload time to be saved with Send Mail is disabled.

Version March 27, 2022
  • Fixed User Defined Summation when starting hours was not zero.
  • Fixed graphs when Windows screen font scaling is not 100%.
  • Limited Annual LCD Cooling Degree Days table to most recent 20 years like other tables.

Version February 16, 2020
  • Changed default Weather Underground uploads from none to Standard.

Version November 24, 2018
  • Fixed degree days for metric (in degrees Celsius).
  • Fixes for formatting of metric units on display and in reports.
  • Fixed annual reports to use setting for temperature in tenths (or not) degrees.
  • Various fixes to data file import.
  • Added TIMEZONE_DST_S tag for abbreviated timezone standard or daylight saving time.

Version July 1, 2018
  • Fixed error generating LCD Daily Records.
  • Fixed PRECIP_TYPES tag in Current.html.

Version May 20, 2018
  • METAR: changed to report wind gust only if there is a 10 knot or greater difference in instantaneous wind speed during the 10-minute period (per FMH1).
  • METAR: changed to report 24-hour rainfall at 12Z (per FMH1).

Version April 29, 2018
  • METAR: changed altimeter back to sea-level pressure.
  • HTML: CURR_SKY: changed Moderate Rain to just Rain.

Version April 27, 2018
  • Corrected reference for HTML tag NUM_DAYS_SNOW to be ≥ 1 inch (calculated value was correct, reference was wrong).
  • HTML: updated CURR_SKY tag to include windy/breezy.
  • HTML: added CURR_SKY tag Current.html.
  • METAR: corrected ordering of elements to match FMH1.

Version April 8, 2018
  • HTML: Fixed fixed monthly and seasonal degree day tags which double counted current day's value.
  • Strip chart: Fixed default filename when saving to file.
  • Monthly LCD Reports: fixed generation of precipitation duration table.
  • Export Data: fixed occasional error exporting hourly data.

Version November 27, 2017
  • Renamed E-15 reports to B-91.
  • Added Time Zone to B-91 reports.
  • Fixed missing labels on strip chart graphs and monthly LCD Page 5.

Version November 16, 2017
  • Fixed setting date/time on Heathkit ID-5001.
  • Added Weather Cloud uploads.
  • Added E-15 printer reports.
  • Updated E-15 HTML and Text to use tenths of degrees for temperature.

Version January 21, 2017
  • Fixed Send Mail emails (broken in -- the subject and body text were invalid.  However, the Send Mail is still very limited and requires either Microsoft Outlook or Windows Live Essentials.  Updated help contents and User's Guide accordingly.
  • Added manually calculated instantaneous rainfall rate to Peet Bros. Ultimeter.

Version January 14, 2017
  • Fixed monthly snowfall when it is a trace.
  • Restored METAR 3-hour pressure trend.
  • Fixed LCD Notes font to allow bold.
  • Updated FTP Reports screen to ensure that Port is saved correctly.
  • Added monthly and seasonal snowfall tags to Current.html.
  • Fixed E-15 and LCD Monthly reports to display Trace for month total, year-to-date, and 24-hour maximum.
  • Changed LCD Monthly report observation listings (Pages 2 and 3) to use hours 00, 03, 06, ... (instead of 01, 04, 07, ...)
  • Changed LCD Annual report humidity hourly listings (Pages 2 and 3)  to use hours 00, 06, 12, 18 (instead of 01, 07, 13, 19)
    • Previous years' annual reports need to be regenerated for accurate means on Page 3.
  • Fixed trace precipitation monthly totals on LCD monthly and annual reports.
  • Fixed edit monthly and annual LCD data for trace.
  • Updated LCD annual reports for southern hemisphere: snowfall and degree day seasons.

Version January 2, 2017
  • Fixed bug in annual LCD reports where Page 2 yearly statistics may be blank.
  • Corrected annual LCD text reports to blank-out snowfall for missing months (table on page 4).
  • Modified annual LCD printer reports to limit page 4/5 tables to the last 20 years of data.
  • Fixed problem reading configuration for Annual LCD Report Setup -- if no Sun elevation was present, then all dialog fields were empty.

Version January 1, 2017
  • Fixed bug in monthly LCD reports where if no Daily file exists, the report generation fails.
  • Modified annual LCD reports to automatically generate missing monthly LCD and Month Analysis files (no need to generate month LCD report first).

Version January 1, 2017
  • Fixed LCD Daily Records Reports for All Months -- the title for each month was incorrect.
  • Fixed problem with Page 2 of Annual LCD report.

Version November 28, 2016
  • Fixed FTP Additional Files for pre 1.9 configuration: Registry change caused text files to not have tags replaced with weather data.
  • Updated Davis Vantage Pro configuration such that when TCP/IP is selected, the Custom dialog (MAC address and TCP port) is displayed.
  • Fixed WxComp Port configuration where occasionally a blank port appeared in the list.
  • Fixed seasonal snowfall calculation (broken in version 1.9).
  • Added "Check for new version" feature (Help menu).

Version November 11, 2016
  • Fixed Registration dialog for new installations.
  • Updated WeatherBug protocol to use daily peak wind gust.

Version 1.9: November 5, 2016
  • Updated file formats for Hourly, Extra Sensors, Daily, Strip Chart, and Observation data.  Updated format will be used in new files; previous files are not updated.
    • Note that the new files will not be compatible with previous versions of WxSolution.  To downgrade, export the new data files to CSV format before downgrading then import into the previous version.
  • Fixed bug where current hour's rainfall may be lost if WxSolution is restarted.
  • Fixed bug in LCD Daily Summary report with trace precipitation was shown as 0.
  • Added extra sensors to WeatherBug Backyard uploads.
  • Updated Import WeatherLink to include start/end date/times to limit range of date that is imported.
  • Ensure proper termination when there is a forced reboot (e.g. Windows Update).
  • Other internal updates.

Version October 25, 2016
  • Changed WeatherBug Backyard protocol as previously used protocol was deprecated.

Version August 21, 2016
  • Fixed initialization of rainfall history -- used to calculate rate.
  • Fixed updating of instantaneous rainfall rate for Heathkit ID-5001 -- not being reset after last rain pulse (bug introduced in

Version June 1, 2016
  • Added 1 and 2-minute upload intervals to AnyWx, WxBug, WFY, and WUG.
  • Fixed hourly rainfall rate indicator on Monitor screen - sometimes it would falsely show ↑ between 0000 and 0059.
  • Fixed extra sensor monthly, yearly, and all-time tags to update in real-time (was only only updating daily).
  • Fixed Weather For You settings page to allow empty Station ID if not enabled.
  • Corrected degree symbol on Observations HTML forms.
  • Added 5-minute upload interval to APRSNET/CWOP.

Version April 3, 2016
  • Fixed sunshine minutes calculations on web pages - values where not being reset correctly at midnight
  • Fixed editing external data (snow, precip types, etc.) since not changing the date caused the values to be stored in the last day.  Problem was introduced in 1.8.8.

Version April 1, 2016
  • Disabled dashing out data for "not good" values (introduced in since it is really only implemented for Davis VP/Vue.
  • Fixed reading of Davis VP/Vue wind direction to treat 0° as bad data - valid range is 1 to 360°.

Version March 22, 2016
  • Changed calibration maximum slope to 10,000%. Incorrectly limited it to 100% in version 1.8.8.
  • Now dashes-out invalid data parameters (invalid readings from Weather Computer) on Monitor screen.

Version March 18, 2016
  • Fixed potential problem that might cause wind direction to be set to zero (0) if too many bad packets are received from the Davis VP when using the Davis Universal Anemometer Interface. Last good wind direction is retained.
  • Added monthly sunshine minutes to the Daily Summary Report.
  • Reverted to Davis Vantage Pro DLL 2.41 (from 2.42) because of unknown communication problems at startup.

Version March 13, 2016
  • Fixed TIMEZONE_DST tag when Daylight Saving Time is not in use.
  • Changed items on Edit Menu to 'HTML' Forms for clarity.

Version March 12, 2016
  • Fixed ET rollover at midnight. Select Sum Hours from Data menu to correct previous months' data. This change also corrects monthly and annual ET total tags for Current.html.

Version March 11, 2016
  • Fixed $ALL_cL$ tags on web pages (was same as $ALL_CL$).
  • Fixed Send File via FTP dialog to allow for empty destination when pressing Browse.
  • Fixed ET and UV monthly sum when only one month of data exists.
  • Updated Current.html web page form.

Version March 6, 2016
  • Fixed sunshine calculations for tags on web pages.
  • Added $SUNMINUTES_THRES$ tag.

Version 1.8.8: March 5, 2016
  • Fixed Automatic calculation of normals.
  • Fixed editing of normal rainfall and snow -- improperly accounting for trace.
  • Updated editing controls to prevent editing data in the future.
  • Added configurable Sunshine Minutes Threshold -- default is 120 W/m2.
  • Updated help and reference guide including appendecies with configuration and maintenance additional information.

Version November 1, 2015
  • Corrections to support ports COM10 and higher.

Version September 22, 2015
  • Fixed twilight times.

Version August 30, 2015
  • Fixed WeatherLink database import. Record times were off by one hour (ahead).

Version August 21, 2015
  • Updated FORECAST tag for Davis VP stations.

Version July 19 2015
  • Updated help and User's Guide to include missing $MTH_PTTL$ and $YR_PTTL$ tags. Use these instead of $MTH_PM$ and $YR_PM$ tags.
  • Added FORECAST tag for Davis stations.
  • Modified 1YR_PM, YD_PM tags to show trace.
  • Fixed MTH_PTTL for 1st of month, and YR_PTTL for January 1.
  • Modified Publish WxServer to allow multiple IP addresses separated by semicolons.

Version April 24, 2015
  • Fixed wind gust for Weather Underground RapidFire.
  • Added filtering of Davis WM2 wind speed of 127 mph (possible erroneous value). Also fixed detection of invalid temperature values on Davis WM2.

Version February 27, 2015
  • Updated report forms to indicate 2-minute wind average.
  • Corrected monthly report forms for missing Total label over monthly precipitation and snowfall.
  • Modified monthly reports to not include partial current day if report is for the current month.

Version December 21, 2014
  • Fixed Reports/User-defined Summation which was broken in
  • Corrected METAR for calm wind.

Version February 15, 2014
  • Corrected timing issues that caused Davis VP WeatherLink USB to freeze after reading daily highs/lows at midnight.
  • Corrected times of daily highs/lows in Memory Data for Davis WM2 -- introduced in 1.8.7.
  • Added Alarm banner for Vantage Pro.

Version January 9, 2014
  • Fixed bug in monthly LCD reports for HTML and Text formats that caused the 3-hour observation data to not be displayed correctly -- introduced in 1.8.7.

Version 1.8.7: November 3, 2013
  • Fixed error that caused occasional error message about opening *DIFF.txt file.
  • Fixed import of Normals CSV file.
  • Fixed error editing Daily Data when an empty was encountered.
  • Added integration of WxVoice.
  • Fixed a few typos in HTML Current upload template file.
  • Added menu selection for copying preconfigured HTML upload template files based whether solar and/or UV sensors are enabled.

Version 1.8.6: March 16, 2013
  • Added support for Davis VantagePro with WeatherLink-IP.
  • Added upload to WeatherBug.
  • Updated Davis VP logging.
  • Fixed bug in Registry that caused Set Time and WxServer Publish values to not be read or saved correctly.
  • Removed Current.wml and replaced it with Current2.html (WML is obsolete).

Version May 3, 2012
  • Fixed communications problem with Davis WeatherLink USB when using Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART bridge driver.
  • Removed shared memory component since it is no longer used.
  • Fixed rain history for hour 00.

Version March 30, 2011
  • Added separate option for display data in tenths on screen and on reports.
  • Fixed sunrise/sunset times for DST (started one month too early).
  • Added average row to E-15 report.
  • Added closing and reopening of Internet connection for Weather Underground RapidFire if error is detected.
  • Changed User Defined Summation results screen to allow copy and paste of results.
  • Added "$CHXC$" and "$CHXC_lbl$" tags for autoselection of Wind Chill or Heat Index.

Version November 13, 2010
  • Fixed error that prevented selection of Vantage Pro USB interface for testing.
  • Adjusted main screen status to properly display "Online" and "Server: n" text.
  • Added 3-hour pressure trend tags PRES_TREND_3HR and PRES_TREND_3HR_WORD.

Version October 27, 2010
  • Changed "Sunshine" in LCD reports to "Solar Radiation".
  • Added Update Now button for WxServer Publish.

Version September 6, 2010
  • Changed Daily Summary and Daily Reports to display trace of rain.
  • Changed saving of hourly data to once per minute to minimize data loss should WxSolution shutdown unexpectedly, e.g., power loss.
  • Changed HTML observation page to display last 72 hours instead last 48 hours.
  • Changed default Sky Cover to n/a instead of Clear (requires user to select a value).
  • Fixed installation issue for web download on Vista/7 where an error message about saving to "C:\Windows\Downloaded Installation\..." appeared.
  • Fixed issue when attempting to edit a form file via Edit --> Form Files and no default editor is defined for that type. Now it defaults to Notepad.
  • Fixed issue when using Windows 7 Live Mail -- an unresolved receiptent could cause WxSolution to crash.

Version April 13, 2010
  • Added support for Davis Vantage Vue.
  • Fixed Davis archive import to use calibration settings.
  • Fixed Davis archive import for one-hour intervals (missed hour 00).
  • Removed Modem interface as it is deemed obsolete.
  • Note for Windows 7 Live Mail users:
    • Live Mail can send mail to only one user. If more than one user is entered, multiple copies will be sent to the last user listed. No workaround is currently available.
    • Live Mail will line-wrap the reports. No workaround is currently available.

Version February 2, 2010
  • Another fix to occasional "hanging" of WxSolution on startup with Vantage Pro using 1.8.5/
  • Updates to Mail feature to support Windows 7 Live Mail. Note that the selecting Contacts GUI does not work -- must enter Contacts manually.
  • Fixed Soil Temperature mean that is sent via WxClient. Also requires update to WxClient (1.8.5).
  • Fixed saving of FTP password to Registry. However, you may have to re-enter the password and save changes before using the FTP feature.
  • Updated Wind Rose to include 16 sector summation.
  • Fixed sending of monthly mail reports when monthly FTP reports are also uploads.
  • Fixed monthly reports when using Peet Bros computers.
  • Added Daily Summary report.
  • Consolidated Vantage Pro DLLs to use latest version from Davis. Now WeatherLink USB and serial interfaces are supported in the same version. VP users should install WeatherLink 5.9.0.

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