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Weather Conditions Discussion / Re: Spring/Summer '17
« Last post by WeatherHost on Today at 02:28:22 PM »
Floating thermometer in the 1,200 gallon pool shows 95.  Not exactly refreshing, but at least you can rinse the sweat off.

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I have experience with a couple regular Mark IIIs and now have three LR Mark IIIs.  The two that are around my immediate area are on different codes for transmitting, and have done well.  Until last winter that is. 

I have had the ISS stop sending.  It is the version with the circuit board in an oblong white box, with the solar panel on a pivot out base and a wire to hold it to one of three positons.  It is NOT the round one with the solar panel fixed vertically.

It stopped sending last winter and I assumed it was a combination of a unit I had gotten off the internet with a lesss than happy battery, plus a cloudy winter.  When the temps warmed enough to allow me to retrieve it, the 6 volt battery was down to about 3-4 volts, and swapping a used, but 'conditioned' gel cell with a nice multifunction battery tester/conditioner/charger with nearly 6.2 volts seemed to do the trick.  The local supplier of batteries wanted way too much for a replacement, so I went with one I thought tested good.  Now just recently, maybe 4 months after the swap, the ISS has stopped sending again.  I haven't retrieved the unit yet, but we have had a very sunny  summer, and the panel output was indicating voltage sufficinet that it should have kept a battery charged, or even brought a somewhat low one up on it's own.

Further, right now the unit, despite being in the sun, still isn't transmitting.

I'll of course check the battery and also voltages coming from the panel when I start in on this, but I'm wondering if there are voltage steering or charge regulators on the motherboard that could be shot since all the rest of the unit seems to function as it should except for this annoying problem.

Has any one had a Mark III with charging issues?  Is it repairable if sent in or is it now mainly trash? I like the way it functions otherwise and in this particular situation  I would even consider running DC up there and putting a charge on the battery through some self-added access and terminals just to keep it going.

Dale
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Custom Website Templates / Re: Meteotemplate - new free website template
« Last post by Jáchym on Today at 01:26:05 PM »
Plugin Update – Station Feed 2.0

Hi guys,

- implementation of API – the current conditions data now shows the most recent values directly from the API file (previously loaded last record from database)
- now includes extra sensor data if available (UV, soil temperature, sunshine hours etc.)
- optimization

DEMO – JSON: http://www.meteotemplate.com/template/plugins/stationFeed/index.php?format=json

DEMO – XML: http://www.meteotemplate.com/template/plugins/stationFeed/index.php?format=xml

Enjoy
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WeatherUnderground / Re: WU displays wrong location on home page
« Last post by JHellis on Today at 12:51:13 PM »
Hi
Go to "My Profile" > "Member Settings" > "Home & Favourites"

You should be able to set your location there.

Dont forget to save the changes by clicking on the Save Home Location button.

Also check the correct location of your own weather station.

Hope this helps

John

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I have two Bloomsky SKy units. each one looks at a different direction and are within 10 feet of each other. Right now my Davis VP2  shows 86.6F. One unit shows 89F and the other 92F.  All of the sensors are within 10 feet.  Who to believe?  I go with the Davis. I'd do the same with your Rainwise unit.     The humidity is also way off range and they are over the same soil, all 5 feet off the ground, same side of the house.

The other side of the house could be warmer as well.
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WeatherUnderground / Re: Change KPH to MPH
« Last post by JHellis on Today at 12:29:50 PM »
Thank you very much.
I am glad that you have shown me that I am not stupid after all  :-)
John
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Sometimes these glitches occur, then fix themselves after a few hours. I guess we'll have to continue to monitor.
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We have heat warnings,  I had  to change my zone code   to get the warning to show.  from the IAC to IAZ.   strange but happened.   https://alerts.weather.gov/

The county codes show no warnings, but the zone does.  go figure. maybe you might have to go into your template and change it.
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Our county has two alerts in effect currently. Noticed that if you go to the https://alerts.weather.gov website, the alerts appear under the zone code, but not under the county codes. This is causing problems with some of my scripts.  It has worked fine for several months until the past couple of days. Has there been some change to the way NWS handles this, and is anyone else having this problem?

Thanks,
Chris
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: Davis anemometer failing already?
« Last post by Bashy on Today at 11:59:29 AM »
Had another convo with McMurdo this morning, they said it could take up to 5 days before the send
another out after they have received mine, that wasnt acceptable to me, could be around 10 days
without an anny  :shock: :? :-x no, no, no, I asked Sharon if it would be possible to send the replacement
1st, then i can swap it out and send mine back, that way the mast will have to come down just the once
Thankfully she agreed and should hopefully have one by Tuesday, from what i gather though, my anny
is an older model that they do not have any more  :? :? :?
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