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WeatherUnderground / Re: WU Changing Barometric Pressure
« Last post by CW2274 on Today at 06:26:24 PM »
WU "supposedly corrects" to SLP no matter what you send. After beating them over the head, I got them to leave my altimeter setting alone, usually....
Yes, that's the same answer that I got from WU when I asked *why* their baro numbers matched NEITHER the STA or ALTt numbers that my station was sending to them.
At this moment my SLP is 29.66, altimeter 29.93, WU 29.78. :lol:
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WeatherUnderground / Re: WU Changing Barometric Pressure
« Last post by Jchym on Today at 06:12:12 PM »
Problems with WU.....

I have to laugh, really :D
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WeatherUnderground / Re: WU Changing Barometric Pressure
« Last post by Old Tele man on Today at 06:05:25 PM »
WU "supposedly corrects" to SLP no matter what you send. After beating them over the head, I got them to leave my altimeter setting alone, usually....
Yes, that's the same answer that I got from WU when I asked *why* their baro numbers matched NEITHER the STA or ALTt numbers that my station was sending to them.
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WeatherUnderground / Re: WU Changing Barometric Pressure
« Last post by CW2274 on Today at 06:02:28 PM »
For a while there they left my altimeter setting alone, now it hasn't been right in months.  ](*,)
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WeatherUnderground / Re: WU Changing Barometric Pressure
« Last post by ValentineWeather on Today at 05:44:04 PM »
I Noticed the original post about this, CW had his changed about a year ago but my pressures were always left unchanged until today when I realized both my station pressures were off. Do they think we are idiots?  The idiots are working at WU thinking if its a Davis station they have to make altimeter correction automatically.

I sent an email if they don't undo this BS my last days of sending data to WU are very near.
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Snow Depth Sensors / Re: LR4/414D laser snow depth sensing
« Last post by DaleReid on Today at 05:27:13 PM »
Mike, well the hostas are a couple years old and only need some mulching, 8,000# of decorative boulders are about in position, the pea gravel for the walkways has replaced the wood chips of last year, and I figure it is time to do some of my work.

I sit on top of a hill surrounded by not only shale under a few inches of soil, but some very tenacious oaks that necessitate a longer distance from the house to found a semblance of small patch that may reflect true snowfall.  Therefore I am probably stuck with the CAT5 solution with the possible run of up to 300'.  And to power DC that far might be tough, too, but I wonder about low voltage AC to the post, and then a rectifier to make it DC for the heater, or maybe the setup will run on low voltage AC, too.  The shale makes any tunneling and laying of conduit tough.

Had you come up with a clever way of being able to reliably position the laser ranger inside the PVC and not have it wobble all around?  Velcro to a crossbar?  some copper pipe strap to  make it malleable and shape it to the correct position and use some tie wraps to secure it for all winter?  I can imagine some high priced government project would have three way screw adjustable mechanism to allow precise aiming, like maybe one of those pyranometer plates that allow leveling, but I'm hoping for something a bit less costly.

One idea I had was to use a round plastic plate that would nest into the PVC pipe onto the bottom reducing coupler, with a hole drilled center to allow the laser outlet from the ranger fit sort of snugly into it, and then use some plumber's clay to help hold it a little bit firmer.

Thanks again.
Dale
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AcuRite Weather Stations / Fixed old thermo/hygro that was way off
« Last post by DoctorKnow on Today at 04:02:27 PM »
I have a tower thermo/hygro from around 2009 that was 3 F high on temp and way low in the day on humidity. I used the soldering iron to redo the connections, and now my sensor is accurate again. If you have old sensors that have died, or are off, try heating up the humidity and other solder and see if they don't come back to normal.

IF anyone tries this on a broken sensor let me know if it worked... You can get a soldering iron for $3 at Harbors Freight.

Outdoor #6 is the repaired sensor...

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SensorSignalMetric DataImperial Data
 Outdoor #1 33.8C 43% (dew 19.5C, heat 35.9C)92.8F 43% (dew 67.1F, heat 96.6F)
 Wind #153 sec0.0m/s (avg 0.4m/s) 0 N0.0mph (avg 0.9mph) 0 N
 Indoor6 sec1016.8hPa (1016.3hPa)30.03inHg (30.01inHg)
 Outdoor #5 30.0C 45% (dew 16.8C, heat 30.3C)86.0F 45% (dew 62.2F, heat 86.6F)
 Rain1 minrate 0.0mm/hrate 0.00in/h
 Outdoor #6 29.7C 41% (dew 15.0C, heat 29.5C)85.5F 41% (dew 59.0F, heat 85.0F)
 Outdoor 30.1C 46% (dew 17.2C, heat 30.6C)86.2F 46% (dew 63.0F, heat 87.1F)
 Wind 1.3m/s (avg 0.5m/s) 203 SSW2.9mph (avg 1.1mph) 203 SSW
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: Wind gust-console vs WL
« Last post by CW2274 on Today at 03:59:59 PM »
Not happy. Just got a rogue gust to 38 MPH, which was recorded on the console, but WL shows only 29. Had I not been close to the console when it occurred, I would have never known. I thought WL copied the console verbatim? How many others have been missed?  :evil:

What archive interval do you have set?
5 minutes.
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: Wind gust-console vs WL
« Last post by johnd on Today at 03:55:04 PM »
Not happy. Just got a rogue gust to 38 MPH, which was recorded on the console, but WL shows only 29. Had I not been close to the console when it occurred, I would have never known. I thought WL copied the console verbatim? How many others have been missed?  :evil:

What archive interval do you have set?
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Davis Instruments Weather Stations / Re: Wind gust-console vs WL
« Last post by CW2274 on Today at 03:05:17 PM »
I guess what I'm wondering is whether the number that appeared on the console actually counted as a "gust" or just an instantaneous wind speed. We'd need more info from Davis to know for certain.
The console should reflect the guidelines, after all it's the "brains".
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