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Weather Photography / Re: Another Close Call....
« Last post by kaymann on Today at 09:30:29 PM »
Two from me - When I was 5 years old my siblings and myself were sleeping in the family popup trailer.  A lightning strike hit a tree about 20 feet away. I landed on the floor of the trailer and really had no idea what happened other than something really wrong just happened. We were lucky none of the large branches landed on the trailer. No one was hurt but our parents ran us in the house in fear of a second strike.

The second time on I was on day one of my first continental 48 state motorcycle trip in Montana. It was partly cloudy but nothing that me. A bolt of lightning hit a small irrigation pump house in a farm field under  75 yards away. My reaction to the strike (fueled by memories of my first near hit), nearly knocked me off my Gold Wing...
My plans included camping over a hundred miles down the road. I changed that to a stop at a very nearby hotel....
Boltek/NexStorm Lightning Detectors / Re: Strikestar US Gone?
« Last post by sacreyweather on Today at 09:11:46 PM »
Came up for me just fine and is current.
@ quailvalleywx,
I've attached a comparison chart below of my station and an airport 30+ miles North of me
30 miles is a long way away to compare readings. You will have your own micro climate.
I have noticed my ~1.5 year old WS-1400
Up until end of 2015, Ambient used analog temp/hum sensors. That is a bead NTC for Temp and the HR202L for humidity. Some time in 2016 they switched to Digital sensors. So, it is difficult to say what you have. You might want to remove the radiation shield to see what is inside. Mine is analog  :-(
While it's cold I'm now applying a fairly high + calibration but a constant calibration will not work well for a variable temperature bias
It is not actually a calibration, but rather an offset. When you raise it by 10 you also raise the floor by 10. This means the humidity reading will not go lower than the offset. It might then read higher in high humidity.
Boltek/NexStorm Lightning Detectors / Strikestar US Gone?
« Last post by Skywatch on Today at 08:44:15 PM »
With my Boltek LD-250 expected to be delivered Monday tonight I decided to visit the Strikestar US website and noticed it is completely gone! No sign of it on Google. When I went into my browser history and went to the site there it just gave me the domain available.

 Seems odd because I've been speaking with Relko of Astrogenic about the Strikestar setup for a week leading up to the actual purchase of the LD-250 and there was never any indication or mention of any issues or upcoming discontinuation of Strikestar US. I'm baffled.

So are they pretty much history? I was hoping to get Nexstorm setup with Strikestar. Now I don't know. :(
WeatherUnderground / Re: WU - Let us know your issues
« Last post by ptcub on Today at 08:44:05 PM »
I'm sure you're being overwhelmed at this point, but I'll add another issue to the pile. I am unable to delete incorrect points from the weather history table on my PWS weather history page.
Following directions, I click the edit button, select the points, then click "delete points" and refresh the page. The data deletes for a few seconds and then returns.
The mesowest page is something I had not previously seen.  As SLOweather stated my distance from other stations may be the difference.  Since I just replaced the temp / humidity sensor and am seeing the same results it makes sense that my reading are reasonable, but I still plan to verify with a psychrometer.
Thanks for the responses.  I may pick up a psychrometer for comparison sake.  SpartanWX, your comment about the micro climate got me thinking a little more about this.  I left out a tiny little detail here, duh...  I have a small 1/4 acre pond that is right at 100' n.w. of my station.  I completely blew this off when thinking about the humidity.  In addition to that he back of my property is heavily wooded.  It can go from being completely dry as it is now to being 1-6" underwater when we get heavy rain.
WeatherUnderground / Re: WU - Let us know your issues
« Last post by MonumentHillWeather on Today at 08:25:34 PM »
Don't know about anybody else but my webcam stopped updating at 13:35 and that's with being able to log into the ftp server.
Mine last updated at 14:57. Iím also not seeing any summary data like others have already mentioned, but I do notice data is flowing much smoother with rapid fire updates. Data is being logged and plotted once every 5 minutes like it should be.

My station ID is KMELEEDS7
WeatherUnderground / Re: WU - Let us know your issues
« Last post by jpk1018 on Today at 08:17:16 PM »
Don't know about anybody else but my webcam stopped updating at 13:35 and that's with being able to log into the ftp server.
AcuRite Weather Stations / Re: 5 in 1 barometric pressure questions
« Last post by LakeGuyNE on Today at 07:54:59 PM »
Thank you.
I will follow the threads and when the system appears to be working I will ask questions then.

Thank you
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