Hi I have a couple of questions as to how to best take advantage of weather intelligence. As I understand it, it will monitor precipitation total from the closest WUnderground station and if that amount is more than the amount in your settings threshold (either 12 or 1 hour in advance), then it will skip.
Two questions about that:
- I live in Seattle (a suburb actually) and we don’t frequently get “a lot” of rain. But it does rain frequently. The default threshold in the app is 0.125". That seems to be pretty high for our area…which means that most of the time, our rain will never eclipse the threshold, even though we may have several days of pretty consistent rain. It may even rain fairly steadily on the day it’s supposed to water.
It feels like the right thing to do would be to lower the threshold from 0.125 to .0625 at least - but I’m always scared to change settings when I don’t truly understand the space.
Based on the above and folks’ understanding of Seattle weather, does it make sense to you all to change downward? I’m surprised the “weather intelligence” isn’t smarter to take into account cumulative precipitation both in days leading up to watering and in calculating soil moisture %. Seems like a big miss for something deemed “intelligent”.
- Yesterday I think we actually did eclipse the 0.125" threshold, but then around midnight I got an alert from the app that said something (don’t remember exactly because the alert disappeared) about weather intelligence overriding what would normally have been skipped for some reason I didn’t fully understand. Would be great to understand how this works and under what circumstances it overrides the skip.