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Offline WxLover16

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Re: Davis VP2 Rain Gauge
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2018, 09:50:13 PM »
Well, yeah...the manual will always be more accurate.

Well, yeah...I'll always be a bit lazy.  Just get me in the ballpark and gimmie a beer...  :lol:

Seriously, though, I can't (don't know how) to automatically pull in manual readings into my website.  So getting as close as I can to an automated reading is very desirable for me. 

The above paragraph sounds rather confusing even to me, and I wrote it.

Off-topic here but just wondering, I see your location is basically due south of Montgomery. Did you get into the eye-wall of Alberto?
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Re: Davis VP2 Rain Gauge
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2018, 10:00:46 PM »
but in the end the manual will not under-report.
Not necessarily, splash out has been documented by Valentine WX (Randy) when using the Coco in downpours with it's "smallish" depth of cone.

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Re: Davis VP2 Rain Gauge
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2018, 10:28:16 PM »
but in the end the manual will not under-report.
Not necessarily, splash out has been documented by Valentine WX (Randy) when using the Coco in downpours with it's "smallish" depth of cone.
You know, I was wondering about that.  It does seem rather shallow, but still seems to do better than the Davis.  :???:

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Re: Davis VP2 Rain Gauge
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2018, 10:31:01 PM »
but in the end the manual will not under-report.
Not necessarily, splash out has been documented by Valentine WX (Randy) when using the Coco in downpours with it's "smallish" depth of cone.
You know, I was wondering about that.  It does seem rather shallow, but still seems to do better than the Davis.  :???:
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Re: Davis VP2 Rain Gauge
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2018, 12:12:06 AM »
Ain't nothin' perfect...

Not because of lack of effort. :idea:  I've modified a couple tops to prevent splash out and even catch hail now.
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Re: Davis VP2 Rain Gauge
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2018, 12:55:09 AM »
Ain't nothin' perfect...

Not because of lack of effort. :idea:  I've modified a couple tops to prevent splash out and even catch hail now.
For sure. Although not as convenient, one can always just remove the funnel and tube and take the catch and pour it into the tube for measurement later. Problem is, it's later. I like knowing now, at a glance, through the dry side of my window.

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Re: Davis VP2 Rain Gauge
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2018, 10:13:00 PM »
Well, yeah...the manual will always be more accurate.

Well, yeah...I'll always be a bit lazy.  Just get me in the ballpark and gimmie a beer...  :lol:

Seriously, though, I can't (don't know how) to automatically pull in manual readings into my website.  So getting as close as I can to an automated reading is very desirable for me. 

The above paragraph sounds rather confusing even to me, and I wrote it.

Off-topic here but just wondering, I see your location is basically due south of Montgomery. Did you get into the eye-wall of Alberto?
Yeah, it pretty much wiped it's feet on our front door mat.  Not a big event, though.  A lot of rain, some wind, but nothing as bad as some thunderstorms that come through from time to time...just longer period of rain and wind.  It was very unlike Opal that pretty well bullseyed us...that was one storm that I did get a bit nervous about.  Opened the back porch door and shined a spotlight out onto a 75' or so pecan tree only to see it's top bent over by the wind touching the ground...I closed the door and high-tailed it back to the interior hall.  But, when the first eye wall passed us and we were in the eye I went outside and it was as calm as could be (except for my daughters and wife yelling at me to get back inside! :lol:).  The big pecan tree and a cousin of it both had one side of their rootballs pooched up about a foot or so above ground level.  I went back inside, we passed through the other eyewall and the storm started up again.  Both pecan trees were on the ground the next morning, roof damage, a good bit of timber damage.  I don't want to see that again.

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