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By: Kari Strenfel , 8:48 PM GMT on March 11, 2014
Hi PWS owners!
Not sure if you have noticed yet but the new PWS dashboard is almost complete and is close to being launched. This page will soon replace the history page. It has all the same information as the old history page, just a new look and feel. We are still working out some bugs and adding features so your input is welcome at this point. If you haven't found it yet, from your PWS history page, there is a banner at the top that says, "The PWS Dashboard has been updated! View this station." If you click on that banner, you will see your data in the new format.
Below is a screenshot of the old page,
And this is the how the new page will look:
The layout is clean, less cluttered and the data is much more accessible. The dashboard defaults to show the current conditions and forecast for that specific station, with the weather station details and location in the left-hand corner. My favorite feature of this updated look and feel is the "Graphs & History" section. On the left hand side of the page, under the "About this PWS" section, you see tabs for "Current Conditions", "Graphs & History", "Nearby PWS", and "Get a PWS Widget". If you click on the "Graphs & History" tab, you will see the new interactive history graph:
You can see the detailed data by hovering over the graph, or by switching the tab above the graphs from "Graphs" to "Tables". Also, the time functionality has been updated and easily allows you to search through data for the past week, month, year, or custom time.
Another great new feature is the "Nearby PWS" tab. See how many stations are nearby and compare your data to theirs.
We will also be adding to the PWS Widgets soon so make sure to check back often. Also, any feedback is welcome on what data you would like to see on the PWS Widgets. These are the same as the Weather Stickers we offer in other places of our site but with the data from your weather station!
As you are poking around on the new PWS Dashboard, make sure to let us know what your favorite features are! Also let us know what you would like to see added to the new PWS Dashboard. There is a "Give Feedback" button on the bottom left-hand side of the page. Please submit your requests there. Thanks!
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