Detail/Summary Scripts Readme
These detail/summary scripts are designed as add-on pages for the PHP template packages available from Saratoga Weather. These pages use the NOAA report files created by Cumulus, WeatherLink, VWS, or wview.
The wxreport-settings.php file has settings that are common to all of the detail/summary files such as the paths to the NOAA report files. It also has settings as to which links to other detail/summary reports are to be displayed on the various reports. If you do not want a link to a specific report to show, set the show link option for that page to false.
If you rename any of the detail/summary files, update the appropriate filename settings to the new filename or the links will not work.
The wxreportinclude.php file contains the logic as to which (if any) link buttons to display on the detail/summary reports based on the settings you made in the wxreport-settings.php file. There are no settings to make in wxreportinclude.php.
A common css file (wxreports.css) is now used. But if you want to use different color schemes for different reports, you can use a different css file. Just update the $css_file setting in the appropriate detail/summary file(s).
An option available in the existing (and new) detail/summary files is to allow changing the number of possible colorbands to be displayed up to a maximum of 30. Change the $increment setting in the individual detail/summary file as needed. The default setting is 11 increments which provides 13 colorbands (one below the first increment and one over the last increment). If you do increase the increments setting to more than 11, you will need to edit the css file to add the additional colorbands yourself
NOTE: There is no option to change increments in the wind reports. The wind reports are matched to the beaufort scale.
The units of measurements used by the detail/summary scripts depends on the settings made in the settings.php of the template set.
If you have missing or incorrect data in your NOAA Reports and cannot or do not wish to add/correct the data in your weather program, you can manually provide the data in a csv file. Open the sample wxreportsmmyyyy.csv file included in the zip download in a spreadsheet. Enter the necessary data in the appropriate column. You only need to add data for the values you wish to add or correct. Do not make any changes to the header row. Save the updated file as wxreportmmyyyy.csv where mm is the month number (2 characters) and yyyy is the year (i.e. wxreports062012.csv for June 2012). Upload to the same folder where the NOAA reports are located. If you have bad data for an item but do not know what the correct value should be, you can enter a 'D' (without the quote marks) for that item and day and the scripts will ignore the data for that day.