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High winds restriction

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    Nicolas RainMachine

    he winds are being taken into account but more wind means more watering (because it increases evapo-transpiration). The forecasts that we get aren't very useful for this kind of restriction since it's an average and don't take wind gusts in consideration. What we are implementing in our weather rule engine, is to get data from a weather station and make a zone inactive/add a watering delay depending on conditions.

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    Craig

    If the unit is pulling weather data shouldn't wind speed already be available and factored into watering program?

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    Heiko

    I agree, it is needed and should be enabled/ disabled per zone. We just had 40mph wind and the sprinkler came on.

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    Gregory

    If this ability gets added, I would like it to be per-zone configurable. I have some zones that are shielded by fencing so watering them during high wind is ok.

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    John Gabel

    This is a must have for OK installations also. It is a waste of water if the sprinkler comes on during high wind.

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    Jerry

    If this was added, we would need an option to opt out since some of us use underground irrigation, even for grass so nothing blows in the wind. It is always windy in Northern NV.

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    garden_dude

    Yes, this is much needed. Overdue, I might say!

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    Tyillere Hansen

    One more vote for a wind restriction. It would be tremendously helpful. 

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    Mitul Patel

    Yes, this is much needed functionality. I would say it needs per ZONE settings but not just on/off but either wind speed or gust speed restriction. So, some zone which are shielded well can take much higher winds then other open field type.

     

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    Michael

    Does it do this yet?

     

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    Michael

    be great if you could tell how each zone to act depending on the amount of wind

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    Nicholas

    Current proposal will delay irrigation of a zone if wind speed is over a threshold.

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    Michael

    1, check box for each zone to say "do not run/shutdown if wind above x" with ability to opt out (IE Drip)

    2, extend the smart watering feature to suggest a low wind time of day to water each zone, so by trend if at that time of year the wind picks up around 9am then suggest watering from 3am till 6am (to get through all the Wind effected zones)

    3, in the event log more detail as to why zones change time they run etc

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