This site is made with CumulusUtils, a generator tool for HTML presentation of weather data, retrieved from a weather station powered by Cumulus(MX)
(all versions). CumulusUtils is built and © by Hans Rottier. It can be freely used an distributed under the Creative Commons 4.0 license (see Licenses). You can find it here
With a background in Forestry, chemistry and ICT, I picked up some loose threads of my life and started developing a Top10 list and - above all - a Fire Weather Index. This quickly went out of hand and more modules followed. Finally, the idea of a standard website generator followed. I started out in C on the RPi, quickly changed to C#, to create a similar environment as Cumulus itself. Out of this, within 6 months, grew CumulusUtils. Version 3.0 is the first release of the site generator but all versions can be used for single modules as well.
I am indebted to the following (see Licenses):
- Ken True of Saratoga Weather (Read the About of that site!), Murry Conarroe of Wildwood Weather had something to do with it.
- Many sites I visited showed an enormous diversity and originality and therefore generated ideas. Look here for a list of sites (the first 15), carrying CumulusUtils (or part of it), which inspired and contributed to the development and testing of the tool. Notably Phil’s Backyard, which quickly became my first test site in the fire summer of 2020 in NSW Autralia. Thanks Phil! Also PaulMy's 'Komoka' played an important role closely followed by Kocher.es and Meyenheim. And last but not least Mark Crossley's site.
- Finally, FWIcalc by Graeme Kates. FWIcalc, has been developed (from 2002 to 2014) by Graeme Kates in New Zealand, on the basis of the FWI (Fire Weather Index), developed in Canada and also used in New-Zealand and France. Some other indices like the Angstrom and the CBI (Chandler Burning Index) are calculated by FWIcalc as well. Although pwsFWI has theoretically nothing to do with FWIcalc, it definitly is linked to it from a genealogists point of view.