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Jim

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DarkSky Weather Feed
« on: February 19, 2019, 02:26:57 pm »
We have recently updated LawnCheck to support the DarkSky weather feed.  DarkSky provides accurate weather forecasts worldwide.   

To use DarkSky you need to supply a Latitude and Longitude coordinate for your location.   Such a coordinate can be easily obtained from Google Maps.    Open Google maps and click on a location until you see a small panel at the bottom of the page that contains coordinates.  Then click on the coordinates (they are linked).  A panel will open on  the left of the screen.  Select the coordinates and copy them (Cntl-C for windows) and then paste the coordinates into the DarkSky field in LawnCheck.   Select the "Use DarkSky" check box, then click save.    If you enter coordinates manually make sure to separate the values with a comma.

An example coordinate for San Jose CA is:  37.313372, -121.984729

DarkSky offers a weather forecast including PoP (probability of precipitation) so it is useful for controlling near term irrigation cycles.  Like most weather forecasts, it does not provide rain gauge information.

DarkSky offers free data up to a point.  If enough LawnCheck users decide to use DarkSky we will have to charge a slight fee for its use.    For now you can use DarkSky for no charge.