Problems finding your station on the wundermap or station list?

By: Kari Strenfel , 5:42 PM GMT on July 09, 2014

Hi PWS owners!

If your station is reporting just fine but you cannot find your station on the wundermap or the station list, it is probably getting flagged and removed by our QC process. We have to sanity check all of the data that comes in from our personal weather stations, to ensure we are displaying reasonable data on our map. However, occasionally some things slip through the cracks, like some erroneous data appearing on the wundermap or accurate data being removed from the wundermap. This is because we have to compare the temperature at your station to nearby stations, to validate the data. If the temperature at your station is significantly warmer or cooler than nearby stations, it will get flagged by the QC algorithm and removed from the map and the station list. But when coastal or elevation influences are present, the temperature may actually vary significantly. It is very hard to capture these real temperature differences, this is why we have been working so hard to improve our QC algorithm.

We should be launching the new QC process this week, and hope to reduce the cases where accurate stations are removed from the station list and the wundermap. Alternatively, we may see some other problems that arise. We know that whenever you try to fix one problem, other problems become more obvious. So please comment here on this blog if your station wrongfully disappears from the station list and the wundermap. We will continue to tweak the QC algorithm to improve your experience.



Note that this is not an issue with the PWS dashboard error message that shows a red triangle with the message "This PWS is not reporting". This error message is because Weather Underground has not received recent data from this PWS. When this happens, you need to check your weather station software to make sure your Weather Underground station id and password are entered correctly. And also check your internet connection and power to the station.



Thanks for your feedback and support while we continue to improve the experience for our PWS owners. Please comment on this blog with any concerns or suggestions you may have.

Thanks,
Kari

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146. Dmcg14
10:52 AM GMT on July 19, 2016
Hello, believe the station KMDPINEY2 has been erroneously dropped. It is on the edge of the river so it tracks to the water's influence on the highs and lows, similar to other stations in the area on the water.

Dmcg14
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145. Soilgeo18
5:16 PM GMT on July 11, 2016
My station (KCOEVERG46) has been consistent with those around it at the same elevation, so I don't know why your algorithms booted me. I selected my weather station specifically because it was advertised that you could get your data posted on weather underground. My station used to get hundreds of hits a month, but now that is down to just a trickle, probably because it is not showing up on the map consistently.

Bummed in Evergreen,

Paul
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144. maskwo
1:57 AM GMT on July 09, 2016
KRIJAMES8 is missing.
MADIS is reporting high quality data correlation.
http://weather.gladstonefamily.net/site/E8410
Member Since: December 6, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
143. KyleWthr
1:58 PM GMT on July 08, 2016
Please consider adding my station KAZSCOTT80 to the larger maps. I am in an area with many trees and much grass so a few degrees cooler than surrounding areas. My rainfall and wind speed are low due to location.
Member Since: October 2, 2013 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
142. WeatherWheels
2:31 PM GMT on June 19, 2016
Hello Again! Ok so I just read some more blog posts and realized that incorrect time and dates lead to qc removal... So... I checked my time and found that I had forgotten to change my time for daylight savings! So I'm assuming that's the problem. I have corrected my time settings! Please review my data and consider adding me back on to the map. Thank you! :)
Member Since: February 9, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 2
141. WeatherWheels
2:23 PM GMT on June 19, 2016
Good morning... I believe my weather station (kmewinth5 Lakeshore Dr) has been pulled from the map by the qc algorithm. I assume it must be due to higher temperature readings than surrounding stations. I am on the side of a hill and I'm a bit encapsulated, and the sensor does get direct sun in the morning hours. So temps do tend to run a bit higher than others, but I believe the sensor is appropriately placed and functioning properly. Please advise on whether this is something that you can correct electronically or if there is something I need to do on this end. Thank you!
Member Since: February 9, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 2
140. mdills
11:07 PM GMT on June 18, 2016
Can you please check KOHCHESA4. It is not on the map.


Thanks!
Member Since: June 18, 2016 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
139. cllewis1
1:44 PM GMT on June 16, 2016
My station KGAROME7 isn't showing up on the wundermap anymore. My temps are typically in line with the other nearby stations. In the hottest part of the day, it reads a bit high, but the rest of the time it seems accurate.
Member Since: April 20, 2009 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
138. friscodan
1:24 PM GMT on June 11, 2016
I have 2 AcuRite 01057RM Pro Color Weather Stations reporting on Weather Underground, one in Missouri and one in Colorado. Last week, I noticed that I could no longer find my Colorado station (KCOFRISC10) on WunderMap and it would not appear on the change station list. After checking the station, I discovered that the aspirating fan was not functioning, causing higher temperature readings than surrounding stations. I replaced the fan assembly and the temperatures are now tracking nearby stations. Now, unless I expand the WunderMap scale greatly, my station is still not listed. I had a similar problem with my Missouri station (KMOCOLUM25). I recently had high temperatures on this station and found that spider webs had disrupted air flow over the temperature sensor. After cleaning and clearing the webs from the 5 in 1 sensor, temperatures returned to normal and my station reappeared on WunderMap almost immediately. There are no other stations near KMOCOLUM25. Is the reason that the KCOFRISC10 station has not reappeared on WonderMap due to the fact that so many other stations are clustered around it? Thanks
Member Since: September 19, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
137. hansewetter
8:49 PM GMT on June 08, 2016
My station sometimes disappears from the station list and the WunderMap, mostly for a few hours. I measure with calibrated sensors and a professional weather shelter. Due to the good aeration, the station responds very fast compared with other stations in the vicinity, especially in the morning and in the evening. Furthermore, due to the topography my location is definitely significant cooler than the immediate vicinity.

Also, many private stations on sunny days measures too warm. Thus, the algorithm throws just outside the stations that have a good radiation shield (!!!) and good measured values.

Please tell me if the temperature is the reason or whether there are other problems.
Member Since: December 12, 2013 Posts: 0 Comments: 1
136. RacineYachtClub
8:21 PM GMT on May 31, 2016
Our weather station is sitting on top of the pier system over lake Michigan. Currently the Air temp has been verified at 65 where the stations around us are 75 because they are up the hill and not as close to the lake. Can you please put the icon back for KWIRACIN28. Racine Yacht club.
Member Since: July 15, 2014 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
135. n5adi
9:13 PM GMT on May 30, 2016
My station is being removed. The next closest is 8-10 miles away and they are appearing.
Member Since: May 28, 2016 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
134. steveowa
7:55 PM GMT on May 28, 2016
My station is not showing up on the wundermap. KMNMINNE63
Member Since: March 2, 2009 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
133. racoutlaw
2:59 AM GMT on May 13, 2016
My station on this site says it report 1min ago as i am typing this but i dont see my station on the map but i can go look at the data if i log in and goto the my station tab.. thank for looking at this for me.. My station is Graves Mountain here in Lincolnton Ga. username is racoutlaw...
Member Since: August 2, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
132. manyhatz
7:27 PM GMT on April 30, 2016
I'm not sure why my station (KCOLITTL203) was taken off the map. It's a new station so I have watched it closely and found it to be remarkably close to nearby stations with the exception of the Barometric Pressure witch takes 14 days to calibrate. I have made a note of it on the PWS page. Does your QC process automatically put the station back on the map or do I need to do something? I have also noted that the data on the PWS page is not always from my station (Comparing data I'm sending and data displayed on page) not sure what to make of that.

May 1
Station off map again. looking at the data I can see that the Temperature change without considering the time involved could be misconstrued. My station only reports every 15 min. Hope this info helps in your tweeking.
Member Since: April 24, 2016 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
131. jasonkward
3:40 AM GMT on April 30, 2016
My PWS (KTXSIDNE2) seems to be reporting close to others around me, but does not appear on the map or list. Had a few problems in the beginning, so it may have been removed before I fixed them. If it could be placed back on the map/list, I would appreciate it. Thank you.
Member Since: April 30, 2016 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
130. ltpaheer
1:55 AM GMT on April 25, 2016
I had checked and rechecked where we can setup that we get a email whne station is not reproting and I nver get a email.
So how do we fix that issue?
Member Since: May 7, 2010 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
129. podoski
2:31 PM GMT on April 10, 2016
My station seems go be misssing at certain times of the day. I have not notice a variation in temp or wind.Usually goes missing around 8 am central time till early afternoon . Am i doing someting wrong here?
Member Since: May 24, 2010 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
128. Pirongia
12:50 AM GMT on April 06, 2016
Hi, I am unable to locate my weather station in both the android and apple app. My station ID is IWAIKATO128

Thanks!

Edward.
Member Since: April 5, 2016 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
127. dbenson
3:28 PM GMT on March 14, 2016
My PWS was displayed on the maps this morning and disappeared without notice. I can see my PWS data when I sign in however it is not available on the map.
Member Since: April 19, 2006 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
126. jasmine568
11:26 PM GMT on March 02, 2016
My KWIWESTF5 PWS is not appearing on the map or list of nearby stations on a regular basis now :-(
Member Since: January 19, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
125. jmelan
7:05 PM GMT on February 08, 2016
KCASANDI566
I have a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus with 24h fan aspirated radiation shield located 6-8 feet above bushes and grass. The temperature drops every day at sunset as it should, however the surrounding stations take more time to reflect a drop in the temperature (possibly located near concrete or a roof?), resulting in my station frequently dropping off the map. We are located within hills with variation of 2-300 ft elevation and numerous microclimates depending on elevation and specific location relative to canyons and wind. Most if not all of the surrounding stations also drop off the map frequently. The stations will almost never agree on a temperature, rainfall, etc and they probably never should given the area. This results in a significant variation in available stations almost every day, which seems unreliable and random rather than really reflecting the accuracy of any particular station. Thank you for your assistance.
Member Since: August 30, 2008 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
124. 02064cdi
3:37 PM GMT on February 07, 2016
My station is being removed from your list every morning I suspect due to temp variation just before dawn Our station is reporting accurate
temps however predawn temperatures may show a 5 degree lower temp due to our station location at a lower elevation Our temperature sensor
is positioned inside a wooded area of the property for best accuracy from afternoon sun affecting the sensor
Member Since: January 13, 2016 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
123. beatit99
4:33 AM GMT on February 07, 2016
This is happening to me today - IWESTERN577.

Most of Perth, AU is high 35 degC+ but the gentle coastal seabreeze has brought us down to 26
Member Since: June 3, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
122. beachcomber69
12:40 PM GMT on February 06, 2016
Stop Press - I just updated the Android App and it is now showing my station...woops!

Member Since: December 2, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 1
121. beachcomber69
12:39 PM GMT on February 06, 2016
Hi there,

My station seems to be on the Wundermap on the Web site, but it does not appear on the android app map? Any idea why this would be?

BC
Member Since: December 2, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 1
120. dbrath
12:04 PM GMT on February 03, 2016
my station data is not showing consistently on the wundermap. Texas Landing KTXLIVIN14
the data is good and has been checked.
Member Since: July 1, 2010 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
119. 13missinglink
9:57 PM GMT on February 02, 2016
Stuyvesant KNYSTUYV2 not showing on map. it did for couple days now gone
Member Since: January 27, 2016 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
118. editorizer
12:27 PM GMT on January 31, 2016
My PWS KNCFAYET25 has not been on the map for 9 or so months. I have asked about it multiple times. Always told it must be a QC issue. Had Acurite send a new and improved sensor about 6 months ago to fix the fan issue. Temps - are within range of others in the area. I don't get it. I was on the map for many months then it simply disappears for many months. Frustrated.
117. sg789
7:27 PM GMT on January 22, 2016
KNCCASWE2 is missing - it was offline for a week but has been back in operation for over a week. Thanks,
116. earlyfamilyAK
10:07 PM GMT on January 15, 2016
Portland Island, MPTLA2, reports most closely to to my station, KAKJUNEA9, due to the currents. Today when my station was removed from the map, it took about an hour for the two to reconcile.

Thank you for including Portland Island! I usually had to go to the NOAA site to reassure myself my station was working properly. If your new algorithms include a way to value stations with similar weather patterns that would be helpful. BTW, should someone install a weather station on the North side of this point, it will also vary considerably! That gets the North winds and we do not.

Thank you for your great efforts--my station is off far less often than previously when it is actually reporting reasonably--also it's great to be able to continue to see my weather data online for the hour or two it varies too much from the nearby stations (those usually closer to to the weather generated from the mountains and glaciers) and before it is removed from the map and an actual "warning" notice is shown -- .
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115. beakhunt
2:30 AM GMT on January 13, 2016
KAZPAYSO52 is about 200' above other reporting stations in the area, and all those stations are in a bit of a "bowl" that seems to keep them cooler, especially in the morning. I have two temperature sensors on site; they consistently read within a couple tenths of a degree. I think you're dropping the station off line because of the difference?
Member Since: January 9, 2016 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
114. Haraka
1:45 AM GMT on January 03, 2016
My KWABELLI60 PWS is not appearing on the map or list of nearby stations. Howver, I can search for it manually, to display current data.

Thanks.
Member Since: November 10, 2009 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
113. KirkbraeRd
3:46 PM GMT on December 21, 2015
My weather station appears to be working fine and reporting data very close to my nearby stations, but the data does not show on the wundermap. Do I need to do something? Thanks and Happy Holidays.
Member Since: September 11, 2009 Posts: 0 Comments: 1
112. thomasrw
10:59 AM GMT on December 19, 2015
Hi,

As per this article my station show data and works fine if I go direct to it - http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-stati on/dashboard?ID=ISOUTHAU289
But I can't see it on the wundermap at all.
Can you fix it?

Thanks
Member Since: November 10, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
111. bencrosswell
8:46 AM GMT on November 28, 2015
Hello, I'm new to this and have just got a new weather station. ID iwhitsta7 . It is working fine but not showing up on the wundermap app my android. Can you assist?
Member Since: November 27, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
110. bwiss566
4:48 PM GMT on November 22, 2015
Hi, I have been getting messages that my weather station is not reporting....my internet connection is fine and my weather station is reporting as normal, please help!
Member Since: September 17, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
109. Kodiak198
1:15 AM GMT on November 22, 2015
KTNJOHNS16, my weather station keeps dropping from the WU app and from the map on PC. Been online since Dec 2013. This has been going on for at least a month. It will drop and come back on and I have to changed anything with the pws.
108. plindner
6:45 PM GMT on November 19, 2015
KCAOAKLA79 is not showing up.

http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-stat ion/dashboard?ID=KCAOAKLA79
Member Since: February 13, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
107. SlimKULMAL
9:18 AM GMT on November 04, 2015
My PWS is showing fine at the moment. I came to notice that the temp reading from other PWS around me is a few degree different. Not too sure if this is the cause of my PWS getting flagged. IMHO, and i could be wrong, those temp reading shown could be based on indoor temp as i notice those PWS around me shows about the same value as my indoor values. Most of those around me are Netatmo PWS. Not too sure if it the sensors works differently but based on data, when it rains, my PWS will record a temp drop in a few minutes.. Hope these help with the QC algorithm.

Quoting 106. SlimKULMAL:

I am facing the same issue again. Sometimes its shows and sometime it disappear..
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106. SlimKULMAL
4:37 PM GMT on November 02, 2015
I am facing the same issue again. Sometimes its shows and sometime it disappear..
Member Since: June 4, 2013 Posts: 0 Comments: 2
105. Wkortright
9:06 PM GMT on November 01, 2015
Hi I just put my station up and cannot find it on the stations list it is KFLMIDDL22 located in coppergate
Member Since: November 1, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
104. kdsbg16840
2:55 AM GMT on October 26, 2015
Is my PWS being flagged as inaccurate. shows on wundermap sometime but not others. Location of PWS is in a field where late afternoon shade starts because of a hill in the west. In the winter, location will get freezing temperatures while other nearby locations do not. Believe this PWS is being flagged as inaccurate and should not. We have had plants die from frost while areas near by have had the same plants survive winters.

kdsbg16840
Member Since: October 19, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
103. CatalinaMilkyWay
6:03 PM GMT on October 20, 2015
How can I make my weather station show up without having to zoom in on wunderground? There are a couple of other stations that show up without having to zoom in. Is there a process that gives priority to a station for a certain area?
Thanks,
Member Since: January 8, 2015 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
102. kbuck40
2:59 PM GMT on October 19, 2015
LOST MY P.W.S. IN RIDGWAY ILL.6 OR 8 MONTHS AGO,IT SHOWS A STATION ME 5011 IN NORTH FORK ILL.THAT IS ONE MY STATIONS,BUT ITS NOT NORTH FORK,MY STATION I LOST FOR RIDGWAY ILL. WAS KILRIDGW7
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101. SlimKULMAL
8:45 AM GMT on October 15, 2015
Mine disappear too.
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100. wd0emr
6:08 PM GMT on October 07, 2015
Just wondering why my pws sometimes shows up and other times it doesn't appear on the map. The direct link - http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-stati on/dashboard?ID=KKSLAWRE29 works well if people know about it. The Deer Creek station is to my S.E. and sometimes appears instead of my station and vice versa. I am located at the top of a ridge and have about a 30 mile horizon...

Just wonderin'

TA!
kj
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99. SherylePY
8:59 PM GMT on September 29, 2015
Help,

I'm in the same boat. When trying my PWS on WU all I get is the page like the one featured above. The error message says "This PWS is not reporting". Keep in mind that it was showing up fine on WU for over a year until this happened and I started getting the error message. How do I fix it?

Thanks
Bart
Member Since: January 13, 2014 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
98. davis1234
9:45 AM GMT on September 18, 2015
my weather station KFLCLEAR95 and the other 2 weather stations seem to be working now at this time 5:23 am sept 18 but when in town the temperature goes warmer than 3 to 4 degrees they drop out mine AND the other one KFLCLEAR89 and i know as i said it stays warmer here for long periods of time some times as much as 7 to 10 degrees because of the buildings, i do not know if you work at night to see this i am letting you know what is happening to these weather stations please readjust your QC on these stations in this area so this stops happening if it needs 7 to 10 degrees to stop the failing fix them because it is warmer in these locations may times. so they seem to be working at the time i have put this post but they do not always work i do not know your hours when you are checking these stations
Member Since: October 24, 2013 Posts: 0 Comments: 4
97. davis1234
5:39 AM GMT on September 18, 2015
yes this is KFLCLEAR95 AGAIN letting you know there is still a problem with
my weather station just dropped again at this time 9:20pm on sept 17 2015 and also some
other station near by that is KFLCLEAR89 both theses weather stations keep
dropping and as a reminder there are 3 weather stations in this area that
are showing the same temperature and i said it is a bit warmer hear in town
because of buildings and a lot of black top around these areas that retain
heat you can see it on the satellite view when you zoom in to my station
and the other ones KFLCLEAR95 KFLCLEAR89 AND KFLCLEAR58 with all the
buildings around theses areas so all 3 of these weather stations may show
warmer temperatures than some other ones BECAUSE of warmer city conditions.
so your QC is still not working right on these 2 stations MY KFLCLEAR95 AND
the other owner of KFLCLEAR89 that i see at times
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96. davis1234
7:17 AM GMT on September 15, 2015
Hi my station KFLCLEAR95 keeps dropping from the map and one other nearby station KFLCLEAR89 IS also dropping at night. i see a KFLCLEAR58 that seems to be working OK. but i see all 3 of these weather stations that includes my KFLCLEAR95 are showing the same conditions they all work at times in the day. i know hear in town it is some what warmer than some other near by stations because of a lot of buildings and black top especially at night it will some times be a lot warmer on these 3 stations as much as 10 degrees at times and in the day you will see them even out with other stations and show the same temperature at times and when thy even out around 12:00pm or during the mid to late after noon they all will show on the map again. but at night is mostly when my KFLCLEAR95 and the one other at KFLCEAR89 are dropping because you think they are not right because as i said it says warmer hear in town because of buildings and black top so it retains the heat. that is why you may see these 3 stations a lot warmer at times. so please fix this so all 3 of these stations will stay on the map that includes my KFLCLEAR95
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