TWC Weather

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The $twcweather system variable provides data from The Weather Company following the shutdown of the Weather Underground API that powered $weather. $twcweather was introduced in webCoRE v0.3.10a.20190223. See sample data below which is available for webCoRE installs running on the SmartThings platform.

Note: If you discover useful data that is not listed here, feel free to post in this thread so we can update this page accordingly.

Conditions

Expression Sample value
$twcweather.conditions.cloudCeiling null, 100, 2100, 8500
$twcweather.conditions.cloudCoverPhrase "Clear", "Partly Cloudy", "Mostly Cloudy", "Cloudy"
$twcweather.conditions.dayOfWeek "Wednesday"
$twcweather.conditions.dayOrNight "D", "N"
$twcweather.conditions.expirationTimeUtc 1545249077
$twcweather.conditions.iconCode 32
$twcweather.conditions.iconCodeExtend 3200
$twcweather.conditions.obsQualifierCode null
$twcweather.conditions.obsQualifierSeverity null
$twcweather.conditions.precip1Hour 0
$twcweather.conditions.precip6Hour 0
$twcweather.conditions.precip24Hour 0
$twcweather.conditions.pressureAltimeter 1018.29

29.95, 30.14

$twcweather.conditions.pressureChange -2.71
$twcweather.conditions.pressureMeanSeaLevel 1018.5
$twcweather.conditions.pressureTendencyCode 0, 1, 2

(Representing "Steady", "Rising", "Falling" respectively)

$twcweather.conditions.pressureTendencyTrend "Steady", "Rising", "Falling"
$twcweather.conditions.relativeHumidity 55
$twcweather.conditions.snow1Hour 0
$twcweather.conditions.snow6Hour 0
$twcweather.conditions.snow24Hour 0
$twcweather.conditions.sunriseTimeLocal "2018-12-19T07:28:58-0500"
$twcweather.conditions.sunriseTimeUtc 1545222538
$twcweather.conditions.sunsetTimeLocal "2018-12-19T17:10:52-0500"
$twcweather.conditions.sunsetTimeUtc 1545257452
$twcweather.conditions.temperature 10
$twcweather.conditions.temperatureChange24Hour -2
$twcweather.conditions.temperatureDewPoint 2
$twcweather.conditions.temperatureFeelsLike 9
$twcweather.conditions.temperatureHeatIndex 10
$twcweather.conditions.temperatureMax24Hour 12
$twcweather.conditions.temperatureMaxSince7Am 10
$twcweather.conditions.temperatureMin24Hour -3
$twcweather.conditions.temperatureWindChill 9
$twcweather.conditions.uvDescription "Extreme", "Very High", "High", "Moderate", "Low", "No Report", "Not Available"

(Extreme=11-16 Very High=8-10 High=6-7 Moderate=3-5 Low=0-2 No Report=-1 Not Available=-2)

$twcweather.conditions.uvIndex 1
$twcweather.conditions.validTimeLocal "2018-12-19T14:41:17-0500"
$twcweather.conditions.validTimeUtc 1545248477
$twcweather.conditions.visibility 16.09
$twcweather.conditions.windDirection 180
$twcweather.conditions.windDirectionCardinal "S", "SSE", "SE", "ESE", "E", "ENE", "NE", "NNE", "N", "NNW", "NW", "WNW", "W", "WSW", "SW", "SSW", "CALM", "VAR"
$twcweather.conditions.windGust null, 22
$twcweather.conditions.windSpeed 6
$twcweather.conditions.wxPhraseLong

(weather phrase up to 32 characters)

"Clear", "Cloudy", "Cloudy/Wind", "Fair", "Fog", "Heavy Rain", "Heavy Rain/Wind", "Light Rain", "Light Rain/Wind", "Mostly Cloudy", "Partly Cloudy", "Rain Shower", "Rain Shower/Wind", "Rain/Wind", "Showers in the Vicinity", "Sunny"
$twcweather.conditions.wxPhraseMedium "Clear", "Cloudy", "Cloudy/Wind", "Fair", "Fog", "Heavy Rain", "Heavy Rain/Wind", "Light Rain", "Light Rain/Wind", "Mostly Cloudy", "Partly Cloudy", "Rain Shower", "Rain Shower/Wind", "Rain/Wind", "Showers in Vicinity", "Sunny"
$twcweather.conditions.wxPhraseShort

(weather phrase up to 12 characters)

"Clear", "Cloudy", "Cloudy/Wind", "Fair", "Fog", "Heavy Rain", "Light Rain", "M Cloudy", P Cloudy", "Rain Shower", "Rain/Wind", "Showers Near", "Shower/Wind", "Sunny"

Forecast

15 day forecast; append the index to get an individual day. For example, $twcweather.forecast.temperatureMin[0] is today's low temperature.

Expression Sample value
$twcweather.forecast.dayOfWeek
[
    "Wednesday",
    "Thursday",
    "Friday",
    "Saturday"
]
$twcweather.forecast.expirationTimeUtc
[
    1545251268,
    1545251268,
    1545251268,
    1545251268
]
$twcweather.forecast.moonPhase
[
    "First Quarter",
    "Full Moon",
    "Last Quarter",
    "New Moon",
    "Waning Crescent",
    "Waning Gibbous",
    "Waxing Crescent",
    "Waxing Gibbous"
]
$twcweather.forecast.moonPhaseCode
[
    "F",
    "FQ",
    "LQ",
    "N",
    "WNC",
    "WNG",
    "WXC",
    "WXG"
]
$twcweather.forecast.moonPhaseDay
[
    11,
    12,
    13,
    15
]
$twcweather.forecast.moonriseTimeLocal
[
    "2018-12-19T15:04:06-0500",
    "2018-12-20T15:44:43-0500",
    "2018-12-21T16:32:25-0500",
    "2018-12-22T17:26:58-0500"
]
$twcweather.forecast.moonriseTimeUtc
[
    1545249846,
    1545338683,
    1545427945,
    1545517618
]
$twcweather.forecast.moonsetTimeLocal
[
    "2018-12-19T03:50:48-0500",
    "2018-12-20T04:56:24-0500",
    "2018-12-21T06:03:51-0500",
    "2018-12-22T07:11:16-0500"
]
$twcweather.forecast.moonsetTimeUtc
[
    1545209448,
    1545299784,
    1545390231,
    1545480676
]
$twcweather.forecast.narrative
[
    "A few clouds. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s.",
    "Chance of afternoon showers. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 50s.",
    "Cloudy with rain. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 30s.",
    "Cloudy. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 40s.",
    "Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 50s.",
    "More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 50s.",
    "Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the low 30s."
    "Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 50s.",
    "Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 50s.",
    "Rain and wind. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 40s.",
    "Scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 50s.",
    "Showers possible in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 50s.",
    "Showers possible. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 50s.",
    "Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 50s."
]
$twcweather.forecast.qpf
[
    0,
    1.44,
    0.49,
    0
]
$twcweather.forecast.qpfSnow
[
    0,
    0,
    0,
    0
]
$twcweather.forecast.sunriseTimeLocal
[
    "2018-12-19T07:28:58-0500",
    "2018-12-20T07:29:31-0500",
    "2018-12-21T07:30:02-0500",
    "2018-12-22T07:30:32-0500"
]
$twcweather.forecast.sunriseTimeUtc
[
    1545222538,
    1545308971,
    1545395402,
    1545481832
]
$twcweather.forecast.sunsetTimeLocal
[
    "2018-12-19T17:10:52-0500",
    "2018-12-20T17:11:19-0500",
    "2018-12-21T17:11:47-0500",
    "2018-12-22T17:12:18-0500"
]
$twcweather.forecast.sunsetTimeUtc
[
    1545257452,
    1545343879,
    1545430307,
    1545516738
]
$twcweather.forecast.temperatureMax
[
    51,
    49,
    54,
    49
]
$twcweather.forecast.temperatureMin
[
    38,
    47,
    37,
    31
]
$twcweather.forecast.validTimeLocal
[
    "2018-12-19T07:00:00-0500",
    "2018-12-20T07:00:00-0500",
    "2018-12-21T07:00:00-0500",
    "2018-12-22T07:00:00-0500"
]
$twcweather.forecast.validTimeUtc
[
    1545220800,
    1545307200,
    1545393600,
    1545480000
]

Partial day forecast

The forecast includes morning and evening data for various attributes. The indexes begin at 0 for "this morning" so 2 is tomorrow morning and 3 is tomorrow evening (see the daypartName value). To show an icon for tonight's weather you would get the icon code with the expression $twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].iconCode[1]

Note that the first value for some attributes may be blank in the evening. For example, running a piston in the morning you may get $twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].cloudCover => [ 25, 79, 100, ...] but that same evening $twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].cloudCover => [ null, 79, 100, ...].

Preliminary testing shows that today's morning/daytime data [0] turns null shortly after 3PM each day, and the next day's data shifts to [0] and [1] shortly after 3AM. This means from approximately 3PM to 3AM, you will find [0] to be null, and [1] will show data from the evening/night in progress. This also means that at about 3AM, the data for the night in progress vanishes, and is replaced with data for the following day/night.

Here's my findings over 20 days/40 events: … (Graph shown here)
* 22 changed between 2:58 and 3:10   (55% of the time)
* 10 changed between 3:10 and 3:20   (25% of the time)
*  8 changed between 3:20 and 3:36   (20% of the time)


Expression Sample value
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].cloudCover
[
    14,
    79,
    100
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].dayOrNight
[
    "D",
    "N"
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].daypartName
[
    "Today",
    "Tonight",
    "Tomorrow",
    "Tomorrow night",
    "Friday",
    "Friday night",
    "Saturday",
    "Saturday night"
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].iconCode
[
    34,
    27,
    12,
    26,
    33
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].iconCodeExtend
[
    3400,
    2700,
    1200,
    2600,
    3300
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].narrative
[
    "Lots of sunshine. High 51F. Winds light and variable.",
    "Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Low 38F. Winds light and variable.",
    "Rain likely. High 49F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near an inch.",
    "Rain likely. Low 47F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.",
    "Periods of rain. Thunder possible. High 54F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%.",
    "Cloudy. Low 37F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.",
    "A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 49F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.",
    "Clear to partly cloudy. Low 31F. Winds light and variable."
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].precipChance
[
    0,
    20,
    100,
    90
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].precipType
[
    null,
    "precip",
    "rain",
    "snow"
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].qpf
[
    0,
    0.93,
    0.51,
    0.48
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].qpfSnow
[
    0,
    0,
    0,
    0,
    0,
    0,
    0,
    0
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].qualifierCode
[
    null,
    "Q1021",   (Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph)
    "Q5015",   (Slight chance of a rain shower.)
    "Q5053",   (Locally heavier rainfall possible)
    "Q8001",   (A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible.)
    "Q8003",   (Thunder possible.)
    "Q8005",   (A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early.)
    "Q8035",   (Gusty winds and small hail are possible.)
    "Q902",    (Areas of patchy fog.)
    "Q904"     (Areas of patchy fog early.)
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].qualifierPhrase
[
    null,
    "A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible.", 
    "A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early.", 
    "Areas of patchy fog.", 
    "Areas of patchy fog early.", 
    "Gusty winds and small hail are possible.", 
    "Locally heavier rainfall possible", 
    "Slight chance of a rain shower.", 
    "Thunder possible.", 
    "Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph"
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].relativeHumidity
[
    63,
    85,
    96,
    76,
    55
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].snowRange
[
    "",
    ""
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].temperature
[
    51,
    38,
    49,
    47,
    54,
    37,
    49,
    31
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].temperatureHeatIndex
[
    50,
    43,
    48,
    50,
    54,
    46,
    48,
    39
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].temperatureWindChill
[
    44,
    39,
    41,
    46,
    43,
    34,
    33,
    32
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].thunderCategory
[
    null,
    "No thunder", 
    "Thunder possible", 
    "Thunder expected", 
    "Severe thunderstorms possible", 
    "Severe thunderstorms likely", 
    "High risk of severe thunderstorms"
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].thunderIndex
[
    null,
    0,   ("No thunder")
    1,   ("Thunder possible")
    2,   ("Thunder expected")
    3,   ("Severe thunderstorms possible")
    4,   ("Severe thunderstorms likely")
    5    ("High risk of severe thunderstorms")
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].uvDescription
[
    null,
    "Low",
    "Moderate",
    "High",
    "Very High",
    "Extreme"
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].uvIndex
[
    1,
    0,
    1,
    0,
    1,
    0,
    2,
    0
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].windDirection
[
    173,
    44,
    51,
    125,
    208,
    292,
    282,
    274
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].windDirectionCardinal
[
    "S",
    "NE",
    "NE",
    "SE",
    "SSW",
    "WNW",
    "WNW",
    "W"
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].windPhrase
[
    "Winds light and variable.",
    "Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.",
    "Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.",
    "Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph."
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].windSpeed
[
    3,
    1,
    6,
    5,
    9,
    9,
    9,
    3
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].wxPhraseLong

(weather phrase up to 32 characters)

[
    null,
    "AM Clouds/PM Sun",
    "AM Showers",
    "AM Thunderstorms",
    "Clouds Early/Clearing Late",
    "Cloudy",
    "Fog Late",
    "Foggy",
    "Isolated Thunderstorms",
    "Mostly Clear",
    "Mostly Cloudy",
    "Mostly Sunny",
    "Partly Cloudy",
    "PM Showers",
    "PM Thunderstorms",
    "Rain",
    "Rain Late",
    "Rain/Wind",
    "Rain/Wind Early",
    "Scattered Thunderstorms",
    "Showers",
    "Showers Early",
    "Showers Late",
    "Sunny",
    "Thunderstorms",
    "Thunderstorms Early", 
    "Thunderstorms Late"
]
$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].wxPhraseShort

(weather phrase up to 12 characters)

[
    "Cloudy",
    "M Clear"
    "M Cloudy",
    "M Sunny",
    "P Cloudy",
    "PM Showers",
    "Rain",
    "Rain Late",
    "Rain/Wind",
    "Sct T-Storms",
    "Showers",
    "Shwrs Early",
    "Shwrs Late",
    "T-Storms"
]

Weather Icons

Usage

Choose an icon set below and use it with the iconCode values from $twcweather. The following examples can be used in the Value field.

Current Weather using the "TWC" icon set: :twc-{$twcweather.conditions.iconCode}:

Forecast Day using the "WU v4" icon set: :wu-v4-{$twcweather.forecast.daypart[0].iconCode[INDEX]} note: You will need to change [INDEX] to a value from 0-7 (0 being the next forecasted half day/night and 7 being the 3rd day/night)

Code Description TWC Icon WU v4 Icon
0 Tornado

:twc-0:

:wu-v4-0:

1 Tropical Storm

:twc-1:

:wu-v4-1:

2 Hurricane

:twc-2:

:wu-v4-2:

3 Strong Storms

:twc-3:

:wu-v4-3:

4 Thunder and Hail

:twc-4:

:wu-v4-4:

5 Rain to Snow Showers

:twc-5:

:wu-v4-5:

6 Rain / Sleet

:twc-6:

:wu-v4-6:

7 Wintry Mix Snow / Sleet

:twc-7:

:wu-v4-7:

8 Freezing Drizzle

:twc-8:

:wu-v4-8:

9 Drizzle

:twc-9:

:wu-v4-9:

10 Freezing Rain

:twc-10:

:wu-v4-10:

11 Light Rain

:twc-11:

:wu-v4-11:

12 Rain

:twc-12:

:wu-v4-12:

13 Scattered Flurries

:twc-13:

:wu-v4-13:

14 Light Snow

:twc-14:

:wu-v4-14:

15 Blowing / Drifting Snow

:twc-15:

:wu-v4-15:

16 Snow

:twc-16:

:wu-v4-16:

17 Hail

:twc-17:

:wu-v4-17:

18 Sleet

:twc-18:

:wu-v4-18:

19 Blowing Dust / Sandstorm

:twc-19:

:wu-v4-19:

20 Foggy

:twc-20:

:wu-v4-20:

21 Haze / Windy

:twc-21:

:wu-v4-21:

22 Smoke / Windy

:twc-22:

:wu-v4-22:

23 Breezy

:twc-23:

:wu-v4-23:

24 Blowing Spray / Windy

:twc-24:

:wu-v4-24:

25 Frigid / Ice Crystals

:twc-25:

:wu-v4-25:

26 Cloudy

:twc-26:

:wu-v4-26:

27 Mostly Cloudy

:twc-27:

:wu-v4-27:

28 Mostly Cloudy

:twc-28:

:wu-v4-28:

29 Partly Cloudy

:twc-29:

:wu-v4-29:

30 Partly Cloudy

:twc-30:

:wu-v4-30:

31 Clear

:twc-31:

:wu-v4-31:

32 Sunny

:twc-32:

:wu-v4-32:

33 Fair / Mostly Clear

:twc-33:

:wu-v4-33:

34 Fair / Mostly Sunny

:twc-34:

:wu-v4-34:

35 Mixed Rain & Hail

:twc-35:

:wu-v4-35:

36 Hot

:twc-36:

:wu-v4-36:

37 Isolated Thunderstorms

:twc-37:

:wu-v4-37:

38 Thunderstorms

:twc-38:

:wu-v4-38:

39 Scattered Showers

:twc-39:

:wu-v4-39:

40 Heavy Rain

:twc-40:

:wu-v4-40:

41 Scattered Snow Showers

:twc-41:

:wu-v4-41:

42 Heavy Snow

:twc-42:

:wu-v4-42:

43 Blizzard

:twc-43:

:wu-v4-43:

44 Not Available (N/A)

:twc-44:

:wu-v4-44:

45 Scattered Showers

:twc-45:

:wu-v4-45:

46 Scattered Snow Showers

:twc-46:

:wu-v4-46:

47 Scattered Thunderstorms

:twc-47:

:wu-v4-47:

Old icon sets

Several additional icon sets are available but all have a much more limited set of icons. We have ensured that the $twcWeather icon code numbers map to an approximately accurate representation in the old icon sets. While the old sets work we encourage use of the more expressive TWC and WU v4 icon sets.

All of the icon sets described on the original Weather Icons page work with the new codes, for example :wu-b-36: maps to the "sunny" icon in the "B" icon set.