I live in central Florida, where the weather is what I'd call hyper-local. Due to the very narrow rain bands, it can be pouring rain in my neighborhood, while five miles away it's dry.
As a result of this pattern, I've opted to use Wunderground with a PWS located <1km away to use with my RainMachine. This is the ONLY weather source I have set (even turned NOAA off).
I have my rain machine set to water every four days, but I'm having trouble figuring out what determines whether it will skip a day or not. Yesterday's forecast was for a tiny amount of rain, at 0.12", but due to some strong rain bands that ended up coming through, we actually received 1.24".
Even though we received this large amount of rain yesterday (and it's reflected by the PWS data accessible through WUnderground), my RainMachine wanted to water the lawn today. I had to manually pause the watering to get it to skip the cycle.
I guess this has me wondering what goes into the decision to water or not? Is ACTUAL rainfall taken into account at all, or is everything just based on forecast amounts?
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