Pws not showing true precipitation data


#1

Why do some pws report rain and then no rain. For example. It rained most of debug but more than half the month shows no rain.


#2

Do you know the source of this data? Link seems to indicate WU station KCAIRVIN53 (link), but that station has not reported anything for 162 days (nothing since September 2018).


#3

Not sure. I just looked clicked the more info button on the PWS to see the data. There is definitely some data from parts of Feb 2019. I know I got rain skips for part of the month. Just frustrating when the sprinklers turn on and its raining outside.


#4

Alas it looks like you may need to find a new station. Do you see any other nearby stations, either via Rachio or WU, that may work?


#5

So how do you find a good stable pws


#6

Here (link) is an old post of mine in which I give a few pointers. When you find a station you like, let me know and we can set it up to be used with Rachio.

Cheers,
Gene