It rained pretty heavily for several hours last Saturday, we had another heavy downpour (~ 2-3 inches) around 3am Tuesday morning and a bit more rain before noon, temperatures were moderately warm, in the 80s - but this morning I woke up to Rachio watering my lawn. What am I doing wrong?
What @JPedrego is correct and is your main concern. You said you got a good downpour last saturday, which would be Aug 13th, but your weather station is showing 0 percipitation on the graph for Saturday, Aug 13th. I checked the link you gave and it looks like your station did show precip on Aug 13th. That is something you may want to follow up with Rachio support. Recently I was trying out a local PWS by me and the precip numbers were not getting downloaded to Rachio correctly. I worry that this is more of a systemic issue because of the same problems I was having. I was speaking with @franz about it in another thread.
This looks like a known issue with CWOP stations and NOAA.
Per Aeris (our weather provider):
“The station is sending the data as Precip since local midnight. Unfortunately, this is the value that NOAA is not redistributing for “APRSWXNET/CWOP” stations. We have requests in to add this, but as of the end of June, we were told there was no immediate option for them to redistribute these values.”
It looks like the station in question is only sending precipitation since local midnight which NOAA is not correctly redistributing.
Thanks for the extensive reply @franz . I think I have at least a vague idea what all that means, since I am not familiar with weather stations Bottomline is, I either need to switch to another station or ask the owner of the currently selected one to send a different or additional value, right? But what exactly does he need to send?
I’m having the same issue with my PWS station. Last night we received approximately 0.9" PWS shows this precipitation but my moisture chart shows 0". Fortunately I have rain sensor which prevented the system from watering this morning. I manually “filled” the moisture tables. I’ve had this system for a long time and this is the first time I noticed precipitation not recorded.
Same issue here - and it had been working perfectly. I am using my own personal weather station thaht uploads here http://www.pwsweather.com/obs/archive/2016/08/18/week/KTXLEAGU69.html. For forecast the moisture detail correcty picks up the actual days rain, but for past days it shows 0 even though we’ve been getting an inch almost every day (and during the day of actual rain it would show it correctly). Again, this worked perfectly before so I don’t understand what changed.