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AcuRite Weather Stations / " My AcuRite Scheduled Maintenance 1/19/2022"
« Last post by Mabcmb on Yesterday at 01:06:51 PM »
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   "  My AcuRite will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from approximately 10:30 a.m. CST to 1:30 p.m. CST.

Please note that you will not be able to log in to your account during this time.

You must have backup batteries inserted into your My AcuRite-connected device to ensure that your My AcuRite account captures your data during this maintenance period and backfills this data once service returns. Common My AcuRite-connected devices include your Wi-Fi display or AcuRite Access.
  We appreciate your patience during this time.     The AcuRite Team " ...

   
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@servilla It depends on your circumstances. Mine was overheating in direct sunlight and this has definitely helped.

As @Gyvate pointed out, there will always be a compromise with all-in-one arrays. Only thing to do is test different options and see what works for you. My bowl method is non-destructive (unlike painting) so you could start with something like that.
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What Weather Station Should I Buy? / Re: Ecowitt question
« Last post by wxperson on Yesterday at 12:55:18 PM »
Yes... just recently.

There has been no lightning yet to test.

I should say that the Tempest lightning detector is nice.

George

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That rezise is just for the overlay, it's meteobridge stuff and beyond me, I only do Windows and android
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Change resize 852x480 part perhaps, try -resize 2048x1536 that is just a guess  mind

Also, that IP makes no sense to me, it should be either internal IP 192.168.xxx.xxx or external IP 85.15.47.15

Someone else may need to weigh in here, i don't know wat that IP means and if your image is only saved as 640x480
then you're only enlarging that size and it will become blurry etc, you need to be saving the main channel, I'm getting out of my depth here...

That is the IP I see on the cams interface which is what i have been using. There are to clickable tabs the one with the lens and the one with text over which i was told to share that one.

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@raffaello.dimartino thanks for the post and your article. This is a great idea and itís good to see it really improves the readings. I have a 2 month old tri-wing sensor array with the same shield and if it wasnít still in warranty Iíd definitely try this.

Mine gets full sunshine throughout the day and like you found it was reading slightly too high when the sun was shining on it. I wanted to do something to help the accuracy but because itís still in warranty I didnít want to do anything permanent that would invalidate it. So I bought a cheap plastic bowl, cut a hole in the bottom of it so it fits over the existing radiation shield, spray painted it gloss white on the outside and matt black on the inside and drilled several air holes on what would be the north and south sides once affixed to let any warm air vent out.

I put the bowl over the radiation shield and rotated it 90į so it sits on it, then wedged a couple of tooth picks between the bowl and the rain gauge to stop it moving and to create a small ventilation gap at the top. Itís a bit Heath Robinson but it's non-destructive to the station.

So far it seems to be working well. For comparison, l have my old Netatmo sensor in a home-made FARS sat in semi-permanent shade behind the house and Iím only getting an increase of 1-1.5įC with this setup and most of that is radiated heat from the siting, as I have a deck, fence and asphalt car park close. Even with those variables Iím getting pretty realistic values for the site.

Hopefully this helps anyone who doesnít want to do anything permanent to their array. Once mine's out of warranty Iím going to try the mod directly to the shield to see if that improves things further.

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I don't think this solution works well, or am I wrong? do you have comparative data?
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Change resize 852x480 part perhaps, try -resize 2048x1536 that is just a guess  mind

Also, that IP makes no sense to me, it should be either internal IP 192.168.xxx.xxx or external IP 85.15.47.15

Someone else may need to weigh in here, i don't know wat that IP means and if your image is only saved as 640x480
then you're only enlarging that size and it will become blurry etc, you need to be saving the main channel, I'm getting out of my depth here...
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First of all a couple of questions:
what provides your reference temperature reading and where the temperature sensor is located?
The difference in 1įC may come from the location of the sensor and not from the quality of the sensor screen.
There are micro-climates   ;)
But you can do the coloring/painting anyhow. Top-side white and bottom side black as in the first picture.

The WH65 is a 7-in-1 sensor array and as such always a compromise for rain, wind and temperature readings,
as the optimal location, also defined by the metereological services, for each of these observations is different.
You usually position it high for best wind (10 m above ground) readings whereas for rain 1.5-2 m above ground is considered ideal and for temperature 2 m above ground.

My reference station is one of the state irrigation system, I have it in a straight line 600m away and at the same altitude, the land is flat, cultivated. You can see the picture with the specifications. Is a good sensor and protection? it is my reference

currently my station (WH65) is raised on a 4m mast, since in the lower part there is planted corn that reaches 2m, you can see the picture.

The question is what can I do to make the data as accurate as possible, so I can see it in real time with my mobile, the irrigation system station shows the data the next day.

Do you recommend me to paint the plates below black?

I'm thinking of covering the holes in the protector with shiny white glue. Has anyone done it?If the protector is seen from the outside, solar radiation enters it.

Greetings
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What Weather Station Should I Buy? / Re: Ecowitt question
« Last post by info on Yesterday at 12:22:35 PM »
I have a Tempest, Davis and Ambient WS5000.

The Tempest is a cool design, but IMO has 4 problems which take it off my recommendation list.

1.  Rainfall estimator (Rain gauge) is unreliable.  Does not catch very light rain and in general is way off on rainfall totals.  They have a new feature called NR (neighborhood rain) where they will "correct" the rainfall estimates to what shows up in other weather stations in your area, including COCORAHS reports.  That is nice but if you really want to know what happened at your house, that may not work for you.

2.  Depending on site placement, unit will lose charge (over the course of several weeks) if it does not receive DIRECT sunshine for a few hours a day... at least a few days a week.  i.e. even here in Atlanta with shaded areas in the fall (when sun gets lower)... it will not charge and could eventually shutdown.  They are working on supplemental power source options because of this problem.

3.  Wind is sampled once every 3 seconds missing short lived wind gusts.  Not an issue if you are not in a gusty area... i.e. open exposure on all sides, lakeside, open fields, etc...  My Ambient WS5000 does a much better job of catching wind gusts than the Tempest.

4.  Water droplets hanging off of the upper part of the unit will sometimes cause erroneous high wind readings.   I think they may have addressed this with software because I have not seen it lately but perhaps that is also why it misses some wind gusts mentioned in #3 above (not sure).

Hope that helps.

George
Do you have the lighting detector for the ambient 5000?
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CoCoRaHS / Re: Ice Accretion Pilot
« Last post by miraculon on Yesterday at 12:20:31 PM »
Hmm... Interesting. I didn't catch this new ice accretion project at CCR.

I think that I'll set one up too, but just use a cheapie caliper, probably a Harbor Freight one. (expendable)

One question, doesn't the plain wood dowel swell up with rain/snow moisture? (and get moldy?)

I have never had good luck with bare pine outside. Would HDPE rod like this work? (and hold up better)

Greg H.
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