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Actual Rain Issue?

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    RainMachine Nicholas

    Observed data from WUnderground comes next day (we need day total) and should be shown as RAIN not as QPF in your Dashboard/Weather Services graphs.

     

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    Mike

    Nicholas,

    With all due respect, that's an error in the algorithm that really affects many of us.  Out here in the west, most people like to water early in the morning due to summer temps in the mid to upper 90's and high ET numbers due to often single digit humidity during the day. If we get an inch of rain between midnight and sunrise, we can end up wasting hundreds of gallons of water that morning. Basically we could be in the middle of a heavy rain that may have not been predicted and running a 133%+ watering program  based on older data.

    I realize that I could add a rain sensor to override the controller, but my fairly expensive weather station does a better job of that since it would catch a rain shortly after midnight that the rain sensor could miss. Plus why should I have to add hardware to get something that is readily available.

    Thanks 

    Mike

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    RainMachine Nicholas

    Understood the concern, we will look if there is a feasible way to get partial day RAIN from Wunderground

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