I like my rachio controller a lot, just thinking about switching back to rainmachine since it looks forward too, not just backwards. That is the only feature I am missing on the rachio. Is there any plans to add forward looking weather to see if any rain is in the forecast and skip watering? Something like if the rain percentage is 50% or greater then skip?
Last summer my system watered many times when there was a significant rain chance that day and I wasted water.
Only solution I found was to water at night but that is never a good idea and leads to disease as I live in Houston with wild temp swings.
@DJ-KT, do you have days which you can’t water(i.e. water restrictions)? Because this too will have an impact on whether the controller will water. Here in The Woodlands, we are restricted to two days a week and sometimes the controller knows it won’t be able to stretch it out that long and will decide to water based on that as well.
Our forecasting network will have different data than the Weather Network. On that date/time I don’t know how much our weather service was forecasting (Aeris) differently than the source you were viewing.