I am starting this new thread but its caused be the problems defined in my post Ice, Ice, Baby. Basically watering while its freezing out.
The Rachio tech suggested this move as it allows user definable parameters for temperature under the heading Weather Intelligence" Now I’m not so sure.
“Freeze Skip” allows me to set a temp for the controller’s single weather check one hour before starting THE SCHEDULE. I am sitting here wondering what temperature to choose that will properly anticipate both the maximum temp drop after the check, and the margin of error from the weather station’s air temp reading and my ground temp!
I’ve concluded that’s impossible to get right. But it’s worth understanding that the weather intelligence in Flex Daily does not check for anticipated temps during the watering cycle (yes?) it just checks the actual temp. I am assuming flex monthly doesn’t either.
So what’s the right setting for Dallas Texas? I have 12 zones with all but two on rotors.
As an FYI and question, “Rain Skip” asks the same impossible question, how much rain should skip the next water schedule? Rain where? When does it check?