I received a Rain Delay email earlier this week from Rachio. Great! The only problem is that it didn’t end up raining in my zip code during that 48 hour period. The auto-schedule that Iro set up for me wasn’t going to kick in again until the weekend, so I had to manually run the cycle the following morning since the email was sent at 4:45 AM (15 minutes before the normal scheduled start).
A couple of feature suggestions:
Could the Weather Intelligence feature attempt to account for the % chance rain in addition to the forecasted total amount? For example “The weather service in your area has predicted a 65% chance of 0.54 inches of precipitation over a 48 hour period. The current threshold used to determine rain delay is a 50% chance of 0.25 inches of precipitation.”
Given the situation described above, would it be possible for Iro to retroactively determine that it did NOT rain in the 48 hour period and then automatically readjust the schedule to activate earlier to compensate for this?