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What Weather Station Should I Buy? / Re: The Davis dead horse
« Last post by SlowModem on Today at 08:27:21 PM »
I know I'm late to the party, but I thought I'd throw in my $0.02.

I've had OS, LaCrosse, and Davis stations.  I have a VP2 and a Vue.  I'm about to sell the VP2 to a friend that wants to start in the weather station vortex of debt.

Personally, I prefer the Vue.  It's all in one and easy to work on.  I don't have it way up in the air, because I want to know what's happening where I'm at.  I never look at the console.  I look at the data on PWS Weather, CWOP, or WU.  I do prefer the Vue console to the VP2 console (the VP2 console is at my parents house on the property so they can see the weather data).  The Vue has performed flawlessly since I installed it.

The picture of the snow reminded me of a video a member posted several years ago of his Vue after a snow in the Atlanta area.  It's like a Timex:  takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

It all boils down to personal preference, and how deep you want to get into this.  I'm a "set it and forget it" kind of guy.  Some people like to tinker with stuff every day.  Some people want to monitor the sun or soil wetness or whatever.  Get a Vue, and if you want more, regift it to a relative or friend.  :)

Good luck and happy weather watching!  :)

My late father used to say that the best way to avoid buyer's remorse was to buy the best option of any item.  It is worth noting that he had a wired Davis anemometer on the roof of his house in 1990.

On the Vue front, maybe this picture of my Acu-Rite 5-in-1 will make your decision easier about all-in-one sensors:

I have dozens more just like it from this month alone, and will probably have more with nor'easter #4 in the 7-day model runs.  Do you think that a VP2 anemometer will clog with snow?????
Very interesting site, thanks  :-)
Ambient Weather Station / Re: 1002 Failed after warranty ran out
« Last post by Greg_M on Today at 03:05:53 PM »
Wow, that's great, she'll be happy.
Soon as I can get to the store and get some new batteries.
Weather Station Pictures / Re: oregon wmr300
« Last post by weatherist34 on Today at 01:04:47 PM »
And a couple of photos of the sensor potting method we use at this imgur album:

(Note: pressure & RH sensors must maintain air contact so they are not fully immersed in the epoxy)
Ambient Weather Station / Re: 1002 Failed after warranty ran out
« Last post by dupreezd on Today at 12:47:25 PM »
Greg, the original batteries are expected to last 12-18 months. When mine failed, I had the same issue. This is what I discovered. Remove the batteries, then cover the solar cell with a piece of black paper, wait about a minute, put the batteries in then uncover the solar cell.

Now it just flickers about every 15 (or so) seconds.
That is normal, transmitting data to the console every 16s.
There is a little hole next to the led where you can also force a reset with a paper clip.

I replaced mine with Duracell NIMH and been running on that for almost 12months now.
Weather Web Cams / Re: POST your currently updating webcam image here!
« Last post by MikeWest on Today at 11:07:17 AM »
I use 2 types of cameras, both controlled by Blue Iris. 

This one is a FOSCAM FI9800p

This one is a FOSCAM R2 in an outdoor enclosure.  It is mainly for time lapse purposes.
Cumulus / Re: Wind gust extreme for yesterday and today is incorrect
« Last post by mcrossley on Today at 11:03:49 AM »
You have to edit the cumulus.ini file (with Cumulus stopped) to alter the time.
Ambient Weather Station / 1002 Failed after warranty ran out
« Last post by Greg_M on Today at 09:42:53 AM »
Bought my mom the Ambient Weather WS-1002-WIFI OBSERVER for Christmas 2016. It has now apparently died. Thought maybe the batteries had gone south so I crawled up on the roof and replaced them. That wasn't it.
It worked fine until it quit working.
Now it just flickers about every 15 (or so) seconds.

Anyone have any fix suggestions? (besides buy a new one)

Probably won't buy another Ambient.
If this verifies, it bodes ill for the Montecito/Ventura/Santa Barbara burn areas.

John Lindsey
‏ @PGE_John
11h11 hours ago

I don't like to over exaggerate, but all the ingredients are coming together to create a strong Atmospheric River (AR). This AR is forecast to produce gale-force southerly winds & heavy rainfall Tuesday into Thursday. Southerly facing slopes could see between 6 & 10 inches!

Daniel Swain
‏ @Weather_West
19h19 hours ago

Latest GFS showing 72-hour rainfall totals of 6-7+ inches over broad region near #ThomasFire burn scar. Given extreme orographic enhancement that typically occurs in Transverse Ranges near #SantaBarbara, that could easily translate to 10+ inches in favored areas

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