I am running a Rachio 3. The standard options for weather intelligence are in effect (I do NOT have the system tied to one PWS, but to the recommended option of allowing WU to provide the data from a cross section of PWS’).
I have noticed that the precipitation added to my zone soil moisture balance sheet is not always accurate. For example on June 20 the system added 0.12" of precipitation when none had occurred at my home (this is not the first occurrence). I’m still trying to figure out Flex schedules, but the addition of precipitation when none has occurred is throwing things off.
In the past I had a PWS reporting to Weather Underground, but have deleted it a few months ago (I had broken the sensor suite when installing an antenna). So I am relying on your API interface to WU to predict and report rain.
- Is there a way for me to manually back out added precipitation from the balance sheet? Is the only way to Fill/Empty (all or nothing)?
- Would the addition of an inexpensive rain sensor override the WU provided precipitation? I hate to have to buy another PWS and attach it to WU to improve the precipitation reporting. Looking for an effective but low cost option to better report rain at my location.