Text Filters

Text Masks can be included in Filters once or multiple masks separated by a comma. Each literal character in a Text Mask must match a single character in the text. The comparison to literal characters is case-insensitive.

Sets begins with an opening bracket [ and ends with a closing bracket ]. Between the brackets are the elements of the set. Each element is a literal character or a range. Ranges are specified by an initial value, a dash -, and a final value. Do not use spaces or commas to separate the elements of the set. A set must match a single character in the text. The character matches the set if it is the same as one of the literal characters in the set, or if it is in one of the ranges in the set. A character is in a range if it matches the initial value, the final value, or falls between the two values. All comparisons are case-insensitive. If the first character after the opening bracket of a set is an exclamation point !, then the set matches any character that is not in the set .

Wild cards are asterisks * or question marks ?. An asterisk matches any number of characters. A question mark matches a single arbitrary character.

Example: [abc][a-w][!x-z]*.??[0-9].

This example will match where the first character of text is a, b or c, the second character is anything between a and w, where the 3rd character is anything except x, y or z, then where the following characters up to the period are anything and any length, then where there are 2 characters following the period and the final character is a digit between 0 and 9.

You may also add one or more Regular Expressions to your Filters. It is suggested that you enclose Regular Expressions in double quotes when using multiple Filters in a single field. Click for more details on Regular Expressions. Click Here to test your Regular Expressions.

Message Variables

You may use any of these variables in MyEmergencyCrew Server Auto Messages, or Weather Messages to replace with stored or calculated data.

Note that not all data is available from every Weather source. Cumulus provides the most comprehensive data, determined by your Weather Station.

These variables are compatible with the latest release of MyEmergencyCrew Server (including BETA). All variables are enclosed in dollar signs $...$

Some variables support 24 hour history. These can have a number from 1 to 24 added before the closing $ to indicate how many hours ago the data should be read for, e.g. $tmp1$ for the temperature an hour ago. Additionally, some of these historic values also support a change value, between the historic value and the current Value. Adding a "C" before the closing $ will return the difference as a value, e.g. $tmp2C$ for the difference in temperature between now and 2 hours ago.

Note that Historic weather values are only maintained whilst MyEmergencyCrew Server is running. After being started, all historic values will be the same as the current value until such time has passed that older values can be recorded, up to 24 hours.

Variable Description Notes
$fc$ Forecast Description for Today from Weather Station  
$fcx$ Current/Furutre Forecast (x = Day Number 0~4, e.g. $fc0$ for Current, $fc1$ for Tomorrow) Release 4.1 and above
Temperature & Moisture
$tmp$ Current Temperature History Available
$tmpu$ Temperature Units  
$tmpi$ Current Indoor Temperature  
$tmpa$ Average Temperature  
$tmph$ Temperature Change in Last Hour  
$tmpht$ Temperature State Description  
$hum$ Humidity History Available
$dew$ Dew Point History Available
$humi$ Indoor Humidity History Available
$pres$ Pressure (Sea Level)  
$presu$ Pressure Units  
$prest$ Pressure Trend  
$prestt$ Pressure Trend Description  
$alt$ Station Altitude  
$altp$ Altimeter Pressure History Available
$qnh$ QNH History Available
$presa$ Pressure Altitude History Available
$wind$ Wind Speed History Available
$windu$ Wind Speed Units  
$winda$ Average Wind Speed History Available
$windg$ Wind Gust History Available
$windb$ Wind Bearing History Available
$windba$ Wind Average Bearing History Available
$windd$ Wind Direction History Available
$chill$ Wind Chill  
$beau$ Beaufort Scale  
$beaut$ Beaufort Description  
$rain$ Rain Fall Today History Available
$raind$ Rain Fall Last 24hrs  
$rainu$ Rain Units  
$rainr$ Rain Fall Rate  
Fire Weather
*Grass Curing, Fuel Load, Slope and Drought Factor values must be set for these value to be calculated
$gfi$ Grass Fire Index  
$gft$ Grass Fire Danger Description  
$bfi$ Bush Fire Index  
$bft$ Bush Fire Danger Description  
$flame$ Flame Height  
$spot$ Spotting Distance  
$spread$ Spread Rate for Bush Fire  
$spreadg$ Spread Rate for Grass Fire  
$moist$ Moisture Content for Grass Fire  
$fire$ Full pre-formatted Fire Weather  
$curing$ Set Grass Curung percentage  
$drought$ Set Drought Factor  
$fuel$ Set Fuel Load  
$slope$ Set Terrain Slope  
Fire Danger Ratings
*Currently only NSW and SA Regions are supported. If you do not add a Region Number the Default FDI Region will be used.
$fdnx$ Fire Danger Region Name (x = Optional Region Number, e.g. $fdn2$)  
$fdtx$ Fire Danger Updated Time (x = Optional Region Number, e.g. $fdt2$)  
$fdlx$ Fire Danger Level Today (x = Optional Region Number, e.g. $fdl2$)  
$fdl+x$ Fire Danger Level Tomorrow (x = Optional Region Number, e.g. $fdl+2$)  
$banx$ Fire Ban Today (x = Optional Region Number, e.g. $ban2$)  
$ban+x$ Fire Ban Tomorrow (x = Optional Region Number, e.g. $ban+2$)  
Aviation Weather
$taf$ Terminal Aerodrome Forecast Release 4.1 and above
$metar$ Current Aerodrome Weather Release 4.1 and above
Other Weather
$uv$ UV Index  
$dawn$ Civil Twilight Dawn Today  
$dawn+$ Civil Twilight Dawn Tomorrow  
$dusk$ Civil Twilight Dusk Today  
$dusk+$ Civil Twilight Dusk Tomorrow  
$sunr$ Sun Rise Today  
$sunr+$ Sun Rise Tomorow  
$sunrm$ Time until Sun Rise  
$suns$ Sun Set Today  
$suns+$ Sun Set Tomorrow  
$sunsm$ Time until Sun Set  
$daylight$ Amount of Daylight Today  
$daylight+$ Amount of Daylight Tomorrow  
$noon$ Solar Noon Today  
$noon+$ Solar Noon Tomorrow  
$time$ Time of last Weather from Station or FDI Download History Available
$source$ The Source of the last Weather update  
$gps$ Lat, Lon location of the Weather Station or Group Location  
$alert$ The most recent Weather Alert  
$alertm$ The Date/Time of the most Recent Weather Alert  
Date / Time
$now$ Current System Time using the Format specified in the Windows Region Settings  
$utc$ Current System Time converted to UTC/GMT  
$today$ Full Day Name for the Current Day of the Week  
$today+$ Full Day Name for the Tomorrow's Day of the Week  
$date$ Current System Date and Time using the Format specified in the Windows Region Settings  
$date+$ Tomorrow's Date and Time using the Format specified in the Windows Region Settings  
$rss1$ Titles from most recent download of RSS Feed 1  
$rss2$ Titles from most recent download of RSS Feed 2  
$rss3$ Titles from most recent download of RSS Feed 3  
$skillx$ Skill Shortage for Day (x = Day Number, e.g. $skill0$ for Today, $skill1$ for Tomorrow) Requires Minimum Skill set-up and Sync Instances enabled
$group$ The Name of the Group applicable to the Message (if any)  
$recipient$ The Name of the Member applicable to the Message  
$cap$ Remaining PushOver Message Capacity  
$started$ Date/Time the Server was last Started  
$up$ Up Time since last Server Start  
$msg$ System Message including any update info  
$sys$ System Name  

Auto-Message Examples

Good morning. How are you feeling? <b>Remember IMSAFER</b>. Today's forecast is $fc$. Fire Weather is currently $fire$. Fire Danger today is <b>$fdl$ $ban$</b>. Solar Noon is at $noon$ today. Update <a href="myemergencycrew.com">Your Availability<a>.
The sun has now set. Civil Evening Twilight is at $dusk$. Fire Danger for the Central Coast tomorrow is <b>$fdl+$ $ban+$</b> and Sun Rise will be at $sunr$. Have a safe evening.