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Snowy Weather Station Pictures!
« on: January 24, 2016, 05:12:50 PM »
I've decided to post a few pictures of my Davis VP2 taken during this weekend's winter storm. This is from Huntsville, AL where we got about 1.5" total on Friday combined with windy conditions. I also got to test out my recently installed rain gauge heater which worked very well \:D/

Did anyone else get any pictures during the storm or from a previous storm? If you do, why don't you share them with us! I like seeing pictures of stations buried in snow :eek:

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Davis 6153 VP2 with 24-hour FARS/
Davis 6250 Vantage Vue
WU: KALHUNTS54/KSCSIMPS8
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Re: Snowy Weather Station Pictures!
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 05:15:31 PM »
Looks cool, good setup for station also considering yard size.
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Re: Snowy Weather Station Pictures!
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2016, 05:26:15 PM »
I moved the anemometer from the tripod the ISS is on to the roof this past August and am getting improved wind speeds. Still not ideal of course, but I can't complain given the amount of large trees surrounding the house.
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Davis 6250 Vantage Vue
WU: KALHUNTS54/KSCSIMPS8
CWOP: EW6360/EW6390
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Re: Snowy Weather Station Pictures!
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2016, 05:34:51 PM »
I moved the anemometer from the tripod the ISS is on to the roof this past August and am getting improved wind speeds. Still not ideal of course, but I can't complain given the amount of large trees surrounding the house.
Looks good. Can't remember the last time my ISS looked that white and shiny. :-|

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Re: Snowy Weather Station Pictures!
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2016, 05:53:11 PM »
Looks good. Can't remember the last time my ISS looked that white and shiny. :-|

I just disassembled the radiation shield to clean it a couple weeks ago; it had been relatively untouched for a whole year since I first installed it last January. I hand scrubbed each slat with dish soap and warm water. To my surprise, the dirt and grime caked on them came off very easily and cleaned up very nicely. Also did the same to the rain collector. Very pleased with how easy it was to clean!
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Davis 6153 VP2 with 24-hour FARS/
Davis 6250 Vantage Vue
WU: KALHUNTS54/KSCSIMPS8
CWOP: EW6360/EW6390
www.uah-mcthornmoracres-weather.com

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Re: Snowy Weather Station Pictures!
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2016, 06:05:07 PM »
Looks good. Can't remember the last time my ISS looked that white and shiny. :-|

I just disassembled the radiation shield to clean it a couple weeks ago; it had been relatively untouched for a whole year since I first installed it last January. I hand scrubbed each slat with dish soap and warm water. To my surprise, the dirt and grime caked on them came off very easily and cleaned up very nicely. Also did the same to the rain collector. Very pleased with how easy it was to clean!
This will be my ISS's 9th or 10th (losing count) summer in the southern Arizona sun, so the shiny part is way gone on it, but performs flawlessly. =D>

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Re: Snowy Weather Station Pictures!
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2016, 06:20:42 PM »
Looks good. Can't remember the last time my ISS looked that white and shiny. :-|

I just disassembled the radiation shield to clean it a couple weeks ago; it had been relatively untouched for a whole year since I first installed it last January. I hand scrubbed each slat with dish soap and warm water. To my surprise, the dirt and grime caked on them came off very easily and cleaned up very nicely. Also did the same to the rain collector. Very pleased with how easy it was to clean!
This will be my ISS's 9th or 10th (losing count) summer in the southern Arizona sun, so the shiny part is way gone on it, but performs flawlessly. =D>

Impressive! I can only hope mine survives past the 10 year mark while still performing without a hitch.
-Alex

Davis 6153 VP2 with 24-hour FARS/
Davis 6250 Vantage Vue
WU: KALHUNTS54/KSCSIMPS8
CWOP: EW6360/EW6390
www.uah-mcthornmoracres-weather.com

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Re: Snowy Weather Station Pictures!
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2016, 07:00:38 PM »
Looks good. Can't remember the last time my ISS looked that white and shiny. :-|

I just disassembled the radiation shield to clean it a couple weeks ago; it had been relatively untouched for a whole year since I first installed it last January. I hand scrubbed each slat with dish soap and warm water. To my surprise, the dirt and grime caked on them came off very easily and cleaned up very nicely. Also did the same to the rain collector. Very pleased with how easy it was to clean!
This will be my ISS's 9th or 10th (losing count) summer in the southern Arizona sun, so the shiny part is way gone on it, but performs flawlessly. =D>

Impressive! I can only hope mine survives past the 10 year mark while still performing without a hitch.
If it does, you'll need to do at least what I've done, replace the temp/hum sensor, because they wander (I did the SHT15), and all the FANS (don't get me started, I finally went AC). Once fixing the fan problem for good, it's a damn good package.

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Re: Snowy Weather Station Pictures!
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2016, 10:14:51 PM »
Looks good. Can't remember the last time my ISS looked that white and shiny. :-|

I just disassembled the radiation shield to clean it a couple weeks ago; it had been relatively untouched for a whole year since I first installed it last January. I hand scrubbed each slat with dish soap and warm water. To my surprise, the dirt and grime caked on them came off very easily and cleaned up very nicely. Also did the same to the rain collector. Very pleased with how easy it was to clean!
This will be my ISS's 9th or 10th (losing count) summer in the southern Arizona sun, so the shiny part is way gone on it, but performs flawlessly. =D>

Impressive! I can only hope mine survives past the 10 year mark while still performing without a hitch.
If it does, you'll need to do at least what I've done, replace the temp/hum sensor, because they wander (I did the SHT15), and all the FANS (don't get me started, I finally went AC). Once fixing the fan problem for good, it's a damn good package.

I will make changing my temp/hum sensor a future upgrade to the SHT-15 when I feel the current one is drifting. I will have to consider all my options when it comes time to replace the fan. Hoping to get at least a couple more years out of it though!
-Alex

Davis 6153 VP2 with 24-hour FARS/
Davis 6250 Vantage Vue
WU: KALHUNTS54/KSCSIMPS8
CWOP: EW6360/EW6390
www.uah-mcthornmoracres-weather.com

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Re: Snowy Weather Station Pictures!
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2016, 11:29:29 PM »
This was my station during last year's record breaking snowfall in Huntsville on February 25, 2015. I got about 7" at my house, but 8" was the official measurement. This one event pushed us to the snowiest February on record here. This was also obviously before the rain gauge heater as there was 7" of snow in the rain collector!

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Davis 6153 VP2 with 24-hour FARS/
Davis 6250 Vantage Vue
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CWOP: EW6360/EW6390
www.uah-mcthornmoracres-weather.com

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Re: Snowy Weather Station Pictures!
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2016, 12:11:35 AM »
Looks good. Can't remember the last time my ISS looked that white and shiny. :-|

I just disassembled the radiation shield to clean it a couple weeks ago; it had been relatively untouched for a whole year since I first installed it last January. I hand scrubbed each slat with dish soap and warm water. To my surprise, the dirt and grime caked on them came off very easily and cleaned up very nicely. Also did the same to the rain collector. Very pleased with how easy it was to clean!
This will be my ISS's 9th or 10th (losing count) summer in the southern Arizona sun, so the shiny part is way gone on it, but performs flawlessly. =D>

Impressive! I can only hope mine survives past the 10 year mark while still performing without a hitch.
If it does, you'll need to do at least what I've done, replace the temp/hum sensor, because they wander (I did the SHT15), and all the FANS (don't get me started, I finally went AC). Once fixing the fan problem for good, it's a damn good package.

I will make changing my temp/hum sensor a future upgrade to the SHT-15 when I feel the current one is drifting. I will have to consider all my options when it comes time to replace the fan. Hoping to get at least a couple more years out of it though!
Two reasons I went AC. 1) My ISS is out in the desert behind a cider block wall so access to check the fan was a total pain. For you, no sweat. 2) The greatly added aspiration is very nice to have here.

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Re: Snowy Weather Station Pictures!
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2016, 02:11:24 AM »
Looks good. Can't remember the last time my ISS looked that white and shiny. :-|

I just disassembled the radiation shield to clean it a couple weeks ago; it had been relatively untouched for a whole year since I first installed it last January. I hand scrubbed each slat with dish soap and warm water. To my surprise, the dirt and grime caked on them came off very easily and cleaned up very nicely. Also did the same to the rain collector. Very pleased with how easy it was to clean!
This will be my ISS's 9th or 10th (losing count) summer in the southern Arizona sun, so the shiny part is way gone on it, but performs flawlessly. =D>

Impressive! I can only hope mine survives past the 10 year mark while still performing without a hitch.
If it does, you'll need to do at least what I've done, replace the temp/hum sensor, because they wander (I did the SHT15), and all the FANS (don't get me started, I finally went AC). Once fixing the fan problem for good, it's a damn good package.

I will make changing my temp/hum sensor a future upgrade to the SHT-15 when I feel the current one is drifting. I will have to consider all my options when it comes time to replace the fan. Hoping to get at least a couple more years out of it though!
Two reasons I went AC. 1) My ISS is out in the desert behind a cider block wall so access to check the fan was a total pain. For you, no sweat. 2) The greatly added aspiration is very nice to have here.

I can imagine so!
-Alex

Davis 6153 VP2 with 24-hour FARS/
Davis 6250 Vantage Vue
WU: KALHUNTS54/KSCSIMPS8
CWOP: EW6360/EW6390
www.uah-mcthornmoracres-weather.com