Been a geek since installing my Rachio a couple of months ago. Here in Arkansas, the summer rains are usually very hit-or-miss. The other day the Rachio WU weather intelligence posted some rain to my zones, but not a drop had fallen here (had my rain gauges out so I knew), and that seemed to cause the scheduler to put off watering…a big mistake with our 100 degree days lately. I manually ran the zones…problem solved. I also checked other local PWS’ and they had posted rain…like I said, hit-or-miss.
The longer term fix was to pick u an Ambient Weather WS-2902A weather station and put it on WU. The new station is KARNORTH31 and has been up since around 6pm on 7/18.
I see from other posts here that it can take up to a week for IBM/WU to post the new PWS so that Rachio can see it.
Looking forward to tightening the rain data gathering to even better automate watering, especially in our summer heat. Everything else around me in our neighborhood is beginning to brown out and trees are already dropping some leaves…but I’m green (mostly).