Integrate Rachio with "AccuWeather.com"


#1

Is there any plan to integrate Rachio controller with " Accuweather.com ".
Personal experience with " Accuweather.com " reporting by Zip Code is very accurate ( 95% plus accuracy )


#2

@Kmcgee54 For this watering season there are no plans to augment our weather providers, but all bets are on for next year. We are re-architecting our entire cloud infrastructure and will be looking at other weather providers to expand our footprint of weather station options.

:cheers:


#3

Dark Sky is awesome.


#4

Hi Franz, appreciate if you could provide an update on Rachio’s integration with other Weather services. Thanks, Kevin


#5

We are still working on v3 which will allow for an expanded weather footprint. No dates at this time when it will be available. If you do have a weather station in mind, one of our community members has created a bridge to WU. This might help you until we have a native integration.

:cheers:


#6

AccuWeather and Dark Sky are both services primarily intended to predict the future weather, rather then keeping an accurate historic data.

Because of this I don’t anticipate that either of these services will become a viable alternative to Weather Underground or PWS weather, both of which offer a detailed access to a local weather data on minute by minute basis.

It would be interesting to see if anyone wants to do a comparison between Rachio forecasts and accuweather and/or dark sky, but by the end of the day errors in forecast do not effect the system as much as having an accurate record of measurements from a nearby weather station.