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Offline WheatonRon

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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #275 on: August 17, 2017, 10:53:32 AM »
My Goldstar has returned. I did not require the antidepressant via an IV. All is good again. Thanks to everybody for the support!
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #276 on: August 18, 2017, 02:16:32 AM »
Im still in Gaol :'(
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #277 on: August 18, 2017, 06:28:38 AM »
My joke of a second station still has its gold star...and is currently reporting 102% humidity.  You can't make this stuff up.....
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #278 on: August 18, 2017, 06:49:19 AM »
But, like I said, it does essentially not matter what the readings say, it's down to consistency only.....
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #279 on: August 20, 2017, 12:15:19 PM »
My gold star has returned as well. They must have been realigning our stations to report the eclipse accurately. Disaster avoided.
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #280 on: August 21, 2017, 02:40:22 AM »
Mine is back this morning, certainly less than the 5 days sending data, all hail WU :D
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #281 on: August 22, 2017, 02:16:22 PM »
I got my gold star before I had even transmitted five days of data!  \:D/ 

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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #282 on: August 23, 2017, 01:13:49 AM »
It looks like WU have come to realise that the star means  a lot to many of its members and when some lost it for 5 days they
were complaining about that length of time so they shortened it or back to my original assessment, that if you start up your data
sending just at the right time that their servers are doing the check it will be less than the specified 5 days, just assumptions, no
one will ever know........... lol
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #283 on: August 23, 2017, 10:36:37 AM »
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #284 on: August 23, 2017, 12:32:20 PM »
if this GS thing makes any difference. I may be able to add to this.
Always had a gold star.

My computer has been off since Monday at 7:30 pm. I could not get to it with teamviewer and was out of town because of the eclipse.

I will turn it on again in about an hour. We can see how long it takes for the GS to return. Personally, it is not worth worrying about to me.

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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #285 on: August 24, 2017, 01:30:06 PM »
I'm going to guess something is off on the programming end. I just set up a second Acurite 5 in 1 Pro+ at our main house. The station was online for less then 12 hours when it checked in this morning. It had a gold star. The station in VT which has been online for a week with no issues, no longer has the star.
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #286 on: August 25, 2017, 01:25:42 AM »
I'm going to guess something is off on the programming end. I just set up a second Acurite 5 in 1 Pro+ at our main house. The station was online for less then 12 hours when it checked in this morning. It had a gold star. The station in VT which has been online for a week with no issues, no longer has the star.

did you check that station when you said that? ;)
looks like sommat is amiss over there
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #287 on: August 25, 2017, 08:10:24 AM »
Let me know what you saw Bashy. I just looked at the weekly history for the VT station. Nothing stood out to me.
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #288 on: August 25, 2017, 09:03:30 AM »
I see a temp and dewpoint faltline therefore humidity too through 12am today
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #289 on: August 25, 2017, 09:25:26 AM »
Good catch! Thanks for pointing that out. I'll have to keep an eye on that going forward.
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #290 on: August 25, 2017, 03:38:01 PM »
if this GS thing makes any difference. I may be able to add to this.
Always had a gold star.

My computer has been off since Monday at 7:30 pm. I could not get to it with teamviewer and was out of town because of the eclipse.

I will turn it on again in about an hour. We can see how long it takes for the GS to return. Personally, it is not worth worrying about to me.

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KMNMINNE28#history

Two days. Not back yet. Not that it matters.
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #291 on: August 26, 2017, 12:53:56 AM »
It bothers me, it means there was a break in my data upload for longer than an hour, to me, thats not acceptable
The star is my way and my visitors way of knowing that my data is the best that i can get it, me, my data, not talking
about matey down the road with a netamo that has a star too, he is of no interest to me, im on about my star,
my data only. There has been times when my star has gone and i didnt realise i had had a data outage, it brought that to
my attention.
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #292 on: August 26, 2017, 06:35:38 AM »
Two days. Not back yet. Not that it matters.


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« Last Edit: August 26, 2017, 06:39:45 AM by vreihen »
WU Gold Stars for everyone! :lol:

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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #293 on: August 26, 2017, 06:47:41 AM »
Nice one, claimed mine ;)
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #294 on: August 26, 2017, 09:45:25 AM »
WU Gold Stars for everyone! :lol:

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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #295 on: August 26, 2017, 09:54:37 AM »
ha ha ha, thats brill
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #296 on: August 26, 2017, 11:57:45 AM »
I'm going to wade into this to give perspective.


The algorithm that WU uses seems to be based on the temperature readings (my personal observations).
IF the temp changes rapidly, or is not updated within a few hours from the last readings then it seems that the GS is removed.


Humidity does not seem to be included in the algorithm, nor the wind readings. 


Obtaining the GS does not require "5 days" of "good" readings since I and others have noted that it is achievable after as little as a few hours of re sending data after an interruption.
Even if the interruption in data is as long a few days it seems that the GS can be reinstated before 5 days after resumption. 
I have noticed that the GS is removed and then the station is dropped even if the temp DROPS  suddenly as in what happens when a rapidly moving front passes by.
I have brought this up with Kari and pointed out that the algorithm is such for temp increase since I suspect that it is there to weed out the PWS that are heated by sunlight.
However this should not apply to cooling.  If anything this should be accounted for since it represents a more accurate portrayal of actual conditions.
The algorithm still is unchanged. 


I personally think that the GS is not that meaningful.  It looks nice and gives the casual observer a sense that the data observed has been sent in with some regularity (my observation again), but that is all.
The algorithm also compares your PWS readings to others around you.  Woe-betide you if you are surrounded be a bunch of Netatmo PWS that are in direct sunlight, your more accurate readings are judged to be incorrect!


my $0.02 worth. :roll:

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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #297 on: August 26, 2017, 03:03:38 PM »
Most folks posting in this Forum recognize the insignificance of the Weather Underground Goldstar. It would be nice if it really meant something, but obviously something went wrong along the way, and it really means next to nothing. MesoWest quality checks are much more informative and useful.

And the video posted by vreihen above is exceptional viewing. Great job! Satire at all!
« Last Edit: August 26, 2017, 04:21:02 PM by WheatonRon »
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #298 on: August 26, 2017, 03:39:34 PM »
vreihen,
Great work on the stars and the video!  :lol:
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Re: Goldstar Stations
« Reply #299 on: August 26, 2017, 06:15:46 PM »
Most folks posting in this Forum recognize the insignificance of the Weather Underground Goldstar. It would be nice if it really meant something, but obviously something went wrong along the way, and it really means next to nothing. MesoWest quality checks are much more informative and useful.

And the video posted by vreihen above is exceptional viewing. Great job! Satire at all!

I agree. It would be nice if like Bashy was saying it meant something. Like when you lost it then it would alert you to a possible problem with your setup. Unfortunately it doesn't. Comes and goes at random.