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I wonder if you can scrape enough gravel/dirt/sand/rocks from the surrounding area and cover over the exposed concrete pad?

That way it would be identical, actually IS, to the surrounding area, and it would be no different than driving a post in and securing your temperature/humidity sensor to that.

I know you don't want anything dark or heat absorbing but in this case, rock is rock.

I think that a few inches of stuff over the concrete would also effectively isolate it from the sun's energy, heating up in the day and then cooling more slowly at night. 

I know a neighbor here in the midwest greenery galore and not much of your surface, who puts big rocks for landscaping purposes in his garden, only to discover that they cool slowing after the sun goes down providing a wonderful warmer niche for his hostas.  You'd being doing the opposite by keeping the huge mass at ambient temperature.
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There was a severe thunderstorm at my house this past Wednesday.  I was out of town and happened to be watching my website as the rain counter went up and the wind blew.  After a while, I lost the connection to my site, which turned out to be due to a power outage.  I had somebody stop by the next day to restart my server, but I was no longer receiving any data. 

Now that I am home, I have confirmed it is not an issue with my website nor with Cumulus.  My data logger and weather envoy appear to be functioning correctly as well.

When I run Cumulus MX, it states that there is a connection to my station, but no data comes through.  I tried using a backup cable that I have to see if there was some type of short on the main cable (it runs partly underground, so I was thinking water-related).  I get no data via that cable either.

The station appears to be in good shape, and I did not see any obvious signs of a lightning strike in the immediate vicinity of the station.

From my understanding, if the console (weather envoy in this case) cannot receive data, there is either an issue with the cable, ISS sim board, or console itself.  I have reset the envoy as well as swapped out the cables.  I am now going through the extended reset of the ISS (since it is wired, disconnected the console cable overnight).  However, if this still does not work, is my assumption correct that the ISS may be fried??  :-(
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Other Weather Topics / Re: WXtoIMG
« Last post by myles on Today at 04:01:59 PM »
I have left the hobby because the software let the process down, the Wraase satellite receiver got biffed and the antenna sold. Your BEST bet is to ask the manufacturer of your receiver for THEIR key, this worked for me but my hardware / software / key are all gone. The key I wouldn't have passed on.
I did inquire about a newer receiver / software for later satellites but the whole arena was of uncertainty. The NOAA LEO satellites are drastically decreasing in number to be replaced with a superior type. Over & out from me , Cheers.
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Meteohub/Meteobridge / Re: New .. Meteobridge Nano for Davis VP2/Vue
« Last post by Bushman on Today at 03:03:01 PM »
For my current Meteobridge, across the country, I set up a fixed IP.  Not sure if that matters with the "Secret URL" that MB offers, but I like it that way.  I can also access it via my remote Raspberry Pi using remot3.it
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Meteohub/Meteobridge / Re: New .. Meteobridge Nano for Davis VP2/Vue
« Last post by mthiessen on Today at 02:59:15 PM »
This sounds exciting. I'm assuming it replaces WeatherLinkIP. My weather station is in a remote location across the country so I use the remote access feature all the time. Sometimes the power goes out and the wifi router cycles power issuing a new IP. I need to use the "Found WLIPs" menu to see what IP I ned to specify for my Vantage Pro. Am I correct to assume that the Nano just connects like any wifi device and if it's a different IP then the Nano will just resolve that and I can still access remotely?
 
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: VANTAGE PRO 2 ANEMOMETER WIRING
« Last post by johnd on Today at 02:38:55 PM »
It's a 20kΩ pot for direction IIRC
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Check the diagram in the 2nd section. It might be helpful.
http://www.lexingtonwx.com/anemometer/
This is from WxTech's archive at: http://www.wxforum.net/wxtech/index.php

Greg  H.

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With the recent change to https of www.spc.noaa.gov, a script from the dawn of my script writing needed updating to support the change.  Not a bad run for a script from August, 2006 (almost 12 years!).  It was developed using PHP 4.3 so uses the XML handling that was available at that time (so is a lot more complex than could be if totally rewritten using the simplexml_load_string() function that emerged in PHP 5).

Thanks to satcop for the alert that the script needed update, I've replaced the low-level accesses http accesses with curl fetch and post-process the returned XML from the SPC to have https links/images.

Download from the script page for V2.00
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / VANTAGE PRO 2 ANEMOMETER WIRING
« Last post by DAVE Z on Today at 01:48:47 PM »
I have a Vantage Pro 2 station I purchased in 2007. I know the cable from the anemometer to the station has  black/red/green/yellow  conductors. In my case however I had to splice an extension in the cable because of the 200' distance separation. This installation has worked for eleven years. However I had some yard work done lately and they may have damaged my underground cable and/or  splice. The wind speed still works but the direction readout is froze on west. I am an electrician so I understand how to trouble shoot with a volt/ohm meter. Question....... Does anyone know the ohm  readings a functional anemometer /direction unit produce? Does the direction wires vary in resistance depending on direction? How do the readings change with speed? Anyone know what "normal" readings look like? Thanks for any technical advice guys/gals.
                                                                                                                     Dave Z.
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Weather Photography / Re: Cold front thunder strikes
« Last post by ocala on Today at 12:54:18 PM »
As usual.
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