So we had a little more rain here in Fresno, CA last week. According to the weather station at the Fresno Airport (which is the one my Rachio uses for service) we received .77" overnight from about 11pm to 2am. This ‘deluge’ of rain was pretty concentrated for our area, and resulted in a great deal of runoff from our yard.
So my question is does this rainfall truly replenish my zones fully? When watering, the system inserts cycles to ensure the water truly penetrates the zone. But rain just falls, and doesn’t cooperate to ideally irrigate my yard. So is something that software could eventually handle by viewing how much rain falls, and in what timeframe, so it can create an ‘effective’ precipitation rate, instead of just capturing the actual rate? I’m worried when we get to the edges of the rainy season that a short, heavy rainfall will be incorrectly counted in my moisture levels, pushing off a needed watering.