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Observed Rain Amount Not Working

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    Brian Thompson

    Seeing same thing on HD-12. I have noaa and darksky.net enabled. Online at each respective site they show rain in past days (and there was rain), but my rainmachine always shows rain observed = 0

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    Bret

    Same issue here.  Using NOAA, wunderground and openweathermap and not getting any observed rain data.

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    RainMachine Nicholas

    Except for the case where you add a STATION to WUnderground all other weather services only show Forecasted Precipitation (QPF). They won't report Observed.

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    Bret

    Hello, thanks for the reply.

    I have added a weather station to the wunderground config section.  It was actually down for a bit (it is my station and had a device issue with it).

    Now that it is back up I will watch for observed data.

    For reference, it is:  http://rwl.duckdns.org/weewx/

    Wunderground link: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IMOOSEJA4

    I will report back after I get some rain and confirm that it is showing in the Rainmachine logs.

    Cheers!

     

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    Brian Thompson

    Why not? Both services report actual?

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    Brian Thompson

    Sorry, too be more descriptive. Here in CO the forecast is usually wrong to some degree, usually over estimates the rain. This means I'm seeing the zones typically not run or underwater. Without using any actuals I have little confidence my rainmachine actually is watering correctly when I try to use the built in smarts. WU has a really good actual capability that really should be factored in.

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    RainMachine Nicholas

    If you want observed data you need to select a STATION in WUnderground service. If you can use WUnderground or the station  is too far from you, you can adjust Rain Sensitivity to a lower value.

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    Brian Thompson

    Thank you! This morning I have data filled in for the observed rain section.

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    Bret

    I am getting observed precipitation from my weather station.

    Everything is looking good for me now.

    Cheers!

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