I have a new installation running. After two weeks I noticed my program was almost not watering at all. Looking at the weather data, it was showing lots of rain and low temps, while it had been dry for weeks and temps actually 20 degrees higher than what Rainmachine was showing. Future watering for the programs were all zero or 10% of the program but there was no rain in any real forcasts. I had the default of NOAA weather and no others. Having it refresh did nothing. I went to NOAA website and put in my address and the weather data was correct to real life but totally different from Rainmachine.
I turned on two more weather services and waited a few hours for updates, but data was still wrong. "My location" was set to my actual address found using the location setting of my phone(and was correct on map). I redid "My location" set to the zipcode one town over from me, and then the weather data actually changed and was closer to real weather but still slightly off. Now my program(s) actually showed some scheduled future watering and in the next week the watering did run.
I thought I was good to go but now a week later all my future watering is at 10% and my forecast is 10+ degrees off from realtime again. Right now I have NOAA off and two other weather services on and the weather seems to finally be correct after two weather checks by rain machine. So my assumtion is the NOAA data is completely off whether I use my full address or just my zipcode, but is correct if I log into the NOAA site using those two locations. So somehow my Rainmachine is getting bad NOAA data.
I'll leave NOAA off and other weather services on as long as possible to confirm. But sometimes NOAA seems to turn itself back on, at least it does for a reboot. Which is why I think my weather forcast went bad again after a few weeks.
Any other ideas?
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