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Offline lobsterman

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Inaccurate Saratoga Precip Total?
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:04:48 PM »
My Saratoga site reports seasonal precip as 6.25 in. as of today (Nov 16).

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yet the WU page for my station correctly displays 33+ in.

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What is the difference between seasonal and annual?

How can I get the Saratoga template to display an annual figure?

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Re: Inaccurate Saratoga Precip Total?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 11:54:07 PM »
The 'Season total' precip comes from MB-defs.php
Code: [Select]
$yearrn = $WX['rain0total-yearsum']; and the value in your MBtags.php
Code: [Select]
$WX['rain0total-yearsum'] = '6.25'; // rain total this year
so it is Meteobridge that is reporting that as the total rain for the year for your station.

The data value is coming from Meteobridge, and I don't see anything in Meteobridge that would allow you to set the month for when the 'Season' starts.  Meteobridge may be pulling the data from your station for the 'yearly' rain.. I know that the Davis console has a month to start Yearly collection (default=January).  I use October-September as a 'year' which matches our Water Year definition per the NOAA/NWS.

In short, the template is just displaying the value that comes from Meteobridge for that data. The word 'Seasonal' is used since some 'seasons' start in January (=Annual) and some don't, so 'Seasonal' was just a neutral description for 12months of data starting with the month of your choice.
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