wunderfixer and weather-underground -- failure to upload data

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rpet...@gmail.com

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Apr 5, 2021, 4:54:49 PMApr 5
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Bottom Line: I have tried to use wunderfixer to upload about 5 hours of data to wunderground (comcast was down for 5 hours during a storm on March 24) and nothing gets published even though there are no complaints.

SAMPLE FROM WUNDERFIXER RUN:
pi_at_raspberrypi:~ $ wunderfixer -d 2021-03-24
Using configuration file /etc/weewx/weewx.conf.
Using database binding 'wx_binding', which is bound to database 'archive_sqlite'
2021-03-24 06:15:00 MDT (1616588100); 29.976";  31.8F;  94%;16.6 mph;  82 deg;23.8 mph gust;  30.3F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 06:20:00 MDT (1616588400);    N/A ;  32.0F;  94%;15.9 mph; 122 deg;26.3 mph gust;  30.3F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 06:25:00 MDT (1616588700);    N/A ;  32.0F;  93%;18.8 mph;  88 deg;20.7 mph gust;  30.2F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 06:30:00 MDT (1616589000); 29.973";  32.0F;  93%;14.7 mph; 160 deg;17.1 mph gust;  30.2F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 06:35:00 MDT (1616589300); 29.972";  32.1F;  93%;15.9 mph;  96 deg;19.7 mph gust;  30.3F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 06:40:00 MDT (1616589600); 29.973";  32.0F;  93%;16.7 mph; 104 deg;22.2 mph gust;  30.2F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 06:45:00 MDT (1616589900); 29.973";  32.0F;  93%;22.0 mph; 103 deg;27.4 mph gust;  30.2F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 06:50:00 MDT (1616590200); 29.973";  32.0F;  93%;14.8 mph;  85 deg;21.7 mph gust;  30.2F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 06:55:00 MDT (1616590500); 29.976";  32.0F;  93%;15.7 mph;  45 deg;19.1 mph gust;  30.2F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 07:00:00 MDT (1616590800); 29.978";  31.8F;  94%;16.7 mph; 180 deg;20.2 mph gust;  30.3F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 07:05:00 MDT (1616591100); 29.986";  31.6F;  95%;19.9 mph;  45 deg;25.3 mph gust;  30.3F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 07:10:00 MDT (1616591400); 29.986";  31.6F;  95%;20.7 mph;  94 deg;25.3 mph gust;  30.3F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 07:15:00 MDT (1616591700); 29.983";  31.6F;  94%;18.8 mph; 151 deg;28.4 mph gust;  30.1F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 07:20:00 MDT (1616592000); 29.978";  31.7F;  93%;22.2 mph;  81 deg;33.0 mph gust;  29.9F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 07:25:00 MDT (1616592300); 29.979";  31.6F;  94%;16.6 mph;  85 deg;24.8 mph gust;  29.9F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 07:30:00 MDT (1616592600); 29.979";  31.6F;  95%;22.6 mph;  70 deg;24.8 mph gust;  30.3F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 07:35:00 MDT (1616592900); 29.982";  31.4F;  95%;18.5 mph;  76 deg;26.9 mph gust;  30.1F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
........(lots more lines)
2021-03-24 10:45:00 MDT (1616604300); 30.054";  33.0F;  87%;15.1 mph;  81 deg;26.3 mph gust;  29.7F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 10:50:00 MDT (1616604600); 30.049";  33.3F;  87%;14.9 mph;  89 deg;22.2 mph gust;  29.8F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 10:55:00 MDT (1616604900); 30.045";  33.5F;  86%;16.0 mph; 106 deg;22.2 mph gust;  29.9F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
pi_at_raspberrypi:~ $


I can repeat this wunderfixer command an hour later or a week later and see the same result -- the data is "published" but nothing shows up at weather underground.  See attached file!  Data from 6am to 11am is missing.

I checked my API key and it is OK.  If I change one character in the API key in my weewx.conf and restart weewx, I will get complaints about the API key.

I have written software for many years and used weewx for several years, so I can help with finding the problem.  Right now I am stumped.

Thanks,
Ralph Peters
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rpet...@gmail.com

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Apr 5, 2021, 5:02:55 PMApr 5
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I ran wunderfixer with verbose:

wunderfixer -v -d 2021-03-24
Using configuration file /etc/weewx/weewx.conf.
Using database binding 'wx_binding', which is bound to database 'archive_sqlite'
Weather Underground Station:   KNMALBUQ335
Date to check:                 2021-03-24
Number of archive records:     288
Number of WU records:          231
Number of missing records:     57

Missing records:

2021-03-24 06:15:00 MDT (1616588100); 29.976";  31.8F;  94%;16.6 mph;  82 deg;23.8 mph gust;  30.3F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 06:20:00 MDT (1616588400);    N/A ;  32.0F;  94%;15.9 mph; 122 deg;26.3 mph gust;  30.3F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021-03-24 06:25:00 MDT (1616588700);    N/A ;  32.0F;  93%;18.8 mph;  88 deg;20.7 mph gust;  30.2F; 0.00" rain  ...published.
2021....

rpet...@gmail.com

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Apr 5, 2021, 5:31:15 PMApr 5
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More info:
I am runnung 4.4.0-1 on a raspberry pi 2 and my software is up-to-date.

uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 5.10.11-v7+ #1399 SMP Thu Jan 28 12:06:05 GMT 2021 armv7l GNU/Linux

dpkg -l | grep weewx
ii  weewx                                 4.4.0-1                             all          weather software

I am running python 3.7.3
ii  python3.7                             3.7.3-2+deb10u3                     armhf        Interactive high-level object-oriented language (version 3.7)

Tom Keffer

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Apr 5, 2021, 5:47:55 PMApr 5
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I've just tried a couple days using my installation and neither of them "stuck".

It is possible that they have changed their policies and no longer allow backfilling of their database. 

The good news is that data operations are more reliable than they used to be. Most days I have no missing data points. I know that doesn't help you.

-tk


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rpet...@gmail.com

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Apr 5, 2021, 5:54:44 PMApr 5
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Yes, the only problem that I have had recently, is when we had such a terrible snowstorm/blizzard that comcast internet service was dead. for 5 hours  This a rare occurrence for me (first time). 

It might be worth looking into whether such a policy change has occurred.  Maybe they just updated the interface to "make it more wonderful"....

Thanks for checking!
Ralph

Tom Keffer

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Apr 5, 2021, 6:29:50 PMApr 5
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You're welcome to ask. Good luck.

Clément Bourgeois

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Sep 1, 2021, 4:20:31 PMSep 1
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Hello everybody,

Just to confirm that I have the same problem, 6h of data not uploaded because of a power outage.

Did anyone reach out WU ?

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