[App_rpt-users] Weather Script

Mark Phillips g7ltt at g7ltt.com
Fri Dec 10 16:10:34 EST 2010

This is excellent but it doesn't speak to the requirement of a severe 
weather warning.

Try this

http://webpages.charter.net/w0anm/irlp/WxScripts.html and


You want the getWxAlert script. It calls out to NOAA and downloads an 
XML file formatted in the Govt's new alerting format. If you poll it 
every minute you'll get an update as soon as it's posted.

We have it configured on our 220 repeater such that a severe event gets 
play instantly and then every 10 minutes for the first hour and then 20 
mins for the second hour and then 30 mins thereafter until the event is 

The script can be modified to collect other info too. Amber Alerts are 
now using this XML format as are DHS and other Govt agencies.


On 12/10/2010 09:22 AM, David KE6UPI wrote:
> I have used this script. Works well.
>   asterisk at home festival weather configuration
> MP3 Audio directly from NOAA! Updated URLs on 12-15-06
> If you are in the San Diego NOAA Office area (and maybe others, check
> your regional NOAA Office homepage from http://weather.gov/), you can
> get an audio file of the current forecast for your zone and play it
> directly.
> For the San Diego NOAA Office area, go to
> http://newweb.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/ and click on the Audio selection under
> Forecasts. Get the URL of the audio file for your zone from the map.
> Create an announcement in wav format from:
> http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php
> I like the UK-Audrey voice, but try some others too.
> Make something like:
>    latest-forecast.wav "Please wait while I download the latest forecast"
>    select-weatherorvmc.wav
> "Press 1 for voicemail press 2 for the latest weather forecast"
> You will have to convert the wav files from 16000Hz to 8000Hz and maybe
> speed them up a bit (135%) and reduce the volume (60%) before you use
> them. Put them in /var/lib/asterisk/sounds named latest-forecast.wav and
> select-weatherorvmc.wav
> Add something like this to your extensions.conf (maybe in the rans
> <http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/rans> section) to get the latest
> forecast when you dial whatever extension (like 865) that you choose.
> My extensions.conf for audio weather:
> |
> exten =>  865,1,Answer
> exten =>  865,2,Playback(latest-forecast)
> exten =>  865,3,System(/usr/bin/curl -shttp://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/data/audio/LAXSAFC42.mp3  >  /tmp/LAXSAFC42.mp3)
> exten =>  865,4,Wait(1)
> exten =>  865,5,MP3Player(/tmp/LAXSAFC42.mp3)
> exten =>  865,6,System(rm /tmp/LAXSAFC42.mp3 -f)
> exten =>  865,7,Hangup
> |
> If you have trouble, make sure you have curl installed, change the path
> above if necessary. find / -type f -name "curl" will find your curl
> executable. I'm using MP3Player instead of Playback because I don't have
> a sound card in the Asterisk box so mpg123 fails when it tries to use
> /dev/dsp. I suppose there is a way to have a dummy dev, but I don't know
> how. If you do use Playback instead of MP3Player, don't use the .mp3
> file extension in your extensions.conf.
> http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/asterisk+at+home+festival+weather+configuration
> David
> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 8:27 PM, Dwaine Garden <DwaineGarden at rogers.com
> <mailto:DwaineGarden at rogers.com>> wrote:
>     I would be interested in that.
>     Dwaine
>     "KB3ORS - Brian" <kb3ors at windstream.net
>     <mailto:kb3ors at windstream.net>> wrote:
>      >I know there is weather scripts for irlp. But I am not having any luck
>      >for allstar. I am wondering is there anyone who has one is willing to
>      >help build one. What I am looking for just a weather alert script for
>      >the severe alerts. I don’t want a full blown weather forcast.
>      >
>      >Any help appreciated
>      >
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/\/\ark Phillips

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