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Offline txagwx

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Re: Acurite vs Vantage Vue
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2011, 07:41:45 PM »
Had some rain today...
Acurite .80
Vantage Vue .80
NWS 11 gauge .73  (don't know why this seems to under report).


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Re: Acurite vs Vantage Vue
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2011, 01:22:21 PM »
Do you have a picture of the sensors outside?  That is so cool that you are comparing it the MMTS
Attached is a picture of the Downtown Lexington wx sensors.
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Re: Acurite vs Vantage Vue
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2011, 04:05:22 PM »
rain today:
Accurite 1.33
Davis 1.23
NWS 4": 1.22
Accurite 4" gage:  1.25

So far I have been impressed with the accurite...especially for the price.

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Re: Acurite vs Vantage Vue
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2011, 04:45:43 PM »
but that result shows the accurite overead by a significant amount
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Re: Acurite vs Vantage Vue
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2011, 08:37:17 PM »
but that result shows the accurite overead by a significant amount

It was a classic hp supercell downpour.  I got all of that it in minutes, and my accurite is about 50 feet away.
My vue clocked 9"/hr rainfall rate!

I trust it.

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Re: Acurite vs Vantage Vue
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2011, 08:46:38 PM »
50 ft away from the other rain gauges?
if so then you are not going to be able to compare as well to the other gauges
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Re: Acurite vs Vantage Vue
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2011, 09:26:24 PM »
50 ft away from the other rain gauges?
if so then you are not going to be able to compare as well to the other gauges

I had it right next to it last few times....seems very close to the Davis.  Believe me, I have 4-5 rain gauges in my backyard, and none of them read the same.  With heavy down pours in Houston, you can easily differences of .05 to .10.