How to Configure Acurite Weather Station with Weewx since Acurite ended their cloud support for many...

How to Configure Acurite Weather Station with Weewx since Acurite ended their cloud support for many models at end Feb 2019

As many Acurite weather station users know, Acurite decided to discontinue their cloud service for weather stations bought in the last two or more years effective end February 2019. So this left users like myself with Acurite 5-in-1 Weather Stations and its Smarthub no longer able to upload weather data to the Acurite cloud dashboard or Weather Underground.

But necessity is the mother of invention and maybe you will be even better off with Acurite's cloud if you use an alternative like Weewx. Weewx is an alternative free and open source weather service will either read weather data as-is via a USB link from these weather stations, or if yours is like mine without a USB connector and it only has the Smarthub, it can be configured with an alternative driver to read data from the Smarthub across your local network.

The big pluses though are:
* Numerous different skins to try out
* Installs on a basic Raspberry Pi which will also act as a web server
* Displaying to a local web server or even a remote one.
* Exporting weather data not only to Weather Underground but also to Weewx server, Automatisches Wetterkarten System (AWEKAS), Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP), PWSweather, British Weather Observations Website (WOW)
* Provides an RSS feed for your station
* Connects to various other weather station brands too
* Weewx is heavily customisable down to a low level if you wish, and also has 3rd party skins and extensions

WeeWX is a free, open source, software program, written in Python, which interacts with your weather station to produce graphs, reports, and HTML pages. It can optionally publish to weather sites or web servers. It uses modern software concepts, making it simple, robust, and easy to extend. It includes extensive documentation. WeeWX runs under most versions of Linux, as well as macOS, *BSD, and Solaris. Many users are running on the Raspberry Pi.

Read at https://gadgeteer.co.za/weewx how I overcame some of the challenges I faced and you can view the running weather station' s web page at http://dvdmerwe.asuscomm.com:8080/weewx/.

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Configuring Acurite Weather Station with Weewx | Gadgeteer
As many Acurite weather station users know, Acurite decided to discontinue their cloud service for weather stations bought in the last two or more years effective end February 2019. So this left users like myself with Acurite 5-in-1 Weather Stations and its Smarthub no longer able to upload weather data to the Acurite cloud dashboard or Weather Underground.

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