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Offline LydieRush

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Should I take my weather station and rain gauge down?
« on: September 09, 2017, 05:10:30 PM »
heh Wether friends,
We are preparing for Hurricane Irma to pass through our area in Tampa Bay.

What do you do in case of weather severe itís likely to swoop up evrything in it's path?

Do people take stuff down or try to anchor weather station elements to ride out the weather?

Lydie

Offline Bushman

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Re: Should I take my weather station and rain gauge down?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 05:15:33 PM »
I'd leave it up.  Good luck with Irma!!  Stay safe.

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Re: Should I take my weather station and rain gauge down?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 05:23:27 PM »
thanks

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Re: Should I take my weather station and rain gauge down?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 05:26:52 PM »
Do people take stuff down or try to anchor weather station elements to ride out the weather?
Seriously? I'd leave it up with baited breath.
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Offline LydieRush

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Re: Should I take my weather station and rain gauge down?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 06:19:05 PM »
Yes it's very tempting to leave everything up. I figure about a 90% chance it's all swept away with the post it attached to during those predicted 90 mph wind gusts, but maybe I'll get some interesting data beforehand.
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Re: Should I take my weather station and rain gauge down?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 07:07:56 PM »
Definitely leave it up. This is why you bought one. Analyzing the data afterwords is the best part.
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Re: Should I take my weather station and rain gauge down?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 07:27:50 PM »
If it quits or is blown away, your homeowner's insurance should cover it, I would think.
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Offline LydieRush

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Re: Should I take my weather station and rain gauge down?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2017, 11:14:58 PM »
I decided to leave it up. Tommorow the weather should begin to get interesting.
Thanks for following the input.
Lydie

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Re: Should I take my weather station and rain gauge down?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 07:57:02 AM »
I was able to get over to my home yesterday evening to check.
 My Weather station was still there though the post is leaning over quite a bit.
We continue to be without power in the area so it's offline. Power must have failed September 10th late because data cuts off then.
Glad I decided to leave it up.
Lydie

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Re: Should I take my weather station and rain gauge down?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 08:02:02 AM »
Glad it survived! Hope the lights come back on soon for you.
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Re: Should I take my weather station and rain gauge down?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 09:56:55 AM »
@LydieRush, always good to hear that members AND their equipment survived a bad storm.
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Re: Should I take my weather station and rain gauge down?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2017, 11:47:06 PM »
Woo! Glad everything survived, especially you.