Since WU disabled the API system allowing us to grab the actual rainfall data from the most local weather station my Rainmachine has been much less useful. It gets the rainfall forecast which tends to be over the actual rainfall, then never waters.
I've noticed that on the web, we can pull what appears to be a CSV file that contains the day's data for a weather station. Would it be possible for the Rainmachine to use this web link, rather than the API to pull down the weather data it used to get from the API?
It seems like something that someone knowledgeable in scripting could setup to vary the weather station name as a variable, change the date as needed, and parse the data returned. Is this something the Rainmachine would be capable of, or can it just outright not get a HTTPS data feed?
If this works, the full previous functionality could be restored to the WU plugin, without the need for an API key. Hopefully I'm right, but if not please let me know why I'm wrong.
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