Monthly Archives: September 2014

updates for September…… so far…

Been busy once again, updated all navigation pages, added links page, status page and NOAA reports page.

Also added some Java script to the static pages to show page update to current date, looks more professional. Even checked spelling……

Well that’s all for now, I think the site is about Max in size/pages/info, but you never know what I might think of…..

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Lightning capture was a success!!!

Well as this was the first thunder-storm here(9/9/14),  my lightning script was put to the test.

It actually worked, but i tweaked it some.
Now as soon at the main script goes into night mode, it sets a bat file that checks for motion every 15 seconds, if motion is detected, it start the hour long timer which closes normal capture snapshot script, starts the lightning capture script and starts a upload snapshot from the capture folder.
Once the timer is finished, it turns the lightning capture off, switches off the lightning snapshot, reset the bat to detect motion and moves all the captured shot to the NAS drive to be checked.

Then i come along and check the 600 odd snapshot and upload any that have lightning.

As last nights storm was a small one, i only got a few shots that actually had some form of lightning. Some are captured by the camera’s own motion detection and some using my capture scripts..

MDAlarm_20140909-005037 MDAlarm_20140909-010205 lightning013756 lightning005503 lightning015623

As you can see, it worked ok.
The ones with out overlay are direct from the camera’s own motion detection and the rest are with my script which has a basic overlay(which i changed a bit in the middle)

Anyway, that’s it for this time….

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Added CloudBase gauges

Been busy once again changing some things around and fixing little issues.
This time i added the CloudBase gauge after much trial and error.

Had to change the default from M to Ft to be able to fully use this gauge. I couldn’t work out the conversion crap, so i cheated instead..

Also added a nice little clock on the gauge page, which i can thank Nossis for, i kind of stole it from his page(it’s a free thing anyway)..
Might be adding that to all the pages, see if it grows on me.. 🙂

Anyway, i still don’t know how this cloudbase thing works, but it’s included in the standard Cumulus pages on the standard gauges page and the actual Cumulus lists it as well

 

gauges standard

Anyway, that’s it for this post, stay tuned for what ever is next…………..

 

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