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Offline tweatherman1

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Barometer error in quality check
« on: December 20, 2007, 07:07:28 PM »
I'm getting this offset in my cwop q.c. in my vp2 since I upgraded to vplive 1.8. I'm always making sure that both of my stations match on this end atleast 2 times a day or more. Here are the links to my 2 weather stations reporting to cwop. Any help here would greatly appreciated on helping nail this problem down.


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Re: Barometer error in quality check
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 08:09:31 PM »
I see one is more off than the other, but both are Green check marked.

Keep in mind that the Madris rating is based off of other stations in your area that themselves might be off.

I've had that for a long time with DewPoint where another station was wacky out of alignment and I would never get the Madris Check but I would get the 2 thumbs up all the time.  That just changed over the past 4-5 weeks where I now get green everything.

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Re: Barometer error in quality check
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 10:06:48 AM »
FWIW I synced mine off the madis checks.  I have a NWS buoy station pretty close to me that I took my initial readings off of as it was much closer to me than the local nws forecast office or airport yet the baro readings from this buoy were always higher than everything else.  I went with the madis guidance and just dropped .1mb at a time until I synced up.  My readings for the last few weeks after that average a .2mb error.

Offline ocala

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Re: Barometer error in quality check
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 12:38:49 PM »
Tim, are both your stations at your house?
The best thing to do is find the closest official reporting station and go with that. Sync it up during a steady barometer. Don't worry about the QC reports. People get to worried about those. As Tnet said it only takes a couple stations to throw the whole thing off. What's important is that the reading is correct at your location and it closely resembles the reading at the official location.
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