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Offline dtidmore

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WU reporting rain amount as rain rate!
« on: August 02, 2017, 06:15:07 PM »
It has been awhile since we had rain here, but today we had 2 showers.  In both cases WU reported the rain amount as the rain rate and the period as lasting an hour, when the reality was both were just 5-10 minute long showers at rates much higher than WU reported.  I have verified that all the other networks to which I report are picking up the rain rate correctly.  I also have verified that the WU is doing the same on ALL the stations in my area.

I am curious if anyone else has seen this error.  Not sure exactly when it crept into their code but I DO know that that earlier in the Spring it was correctly showing the rain rate.  I have reported the problem to WU for all the good that will do.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 07:09:04 PM by dtidmore »