I was playing with the settings of my newly installed gen. 3 Rachio, since I don’t have my own PWS I was really glad to have the support of Weather Intelligence Plus (WI+), but I noticed that with that feature on the weather data was somewhat wrong.
I live in Bolzano, 39100, Italy (46.495749, 11.344138) and, for example, a couple of days ago we had a light local thunderstorm at night, but the controller was still reporting clear skies and 0.0 precipitation. So I checked my location on AerisWeather, which I understood is your data provider and that was listing the aforementioned values, that are wrong. Then I checked the local PWS listed on the map, I can only see 4 of them, but there should be more (is there a cap on searching distance?). Anyway, the nearest one was listing “–” precipitation, I think the sensor is broken/off, the other 2 are always reporting “0.0” precipitation (covered terrace maybe), while the last one was registering some data, which I assume was correct. What I suppose is happening, please correct me if I’m wrong, is that WI+ is interpolating the precipitation value between 0.0 of Aeris, the three zeros of the stations and the only correctly registered value of the last PWS, so that the total result is still 0.0 and this could interfere with water scheduling, since I’m using Flex Daily.
Currently I let the device work by getting the data from that single station, but that sensor is located under heavy mountain shadows so the climate is really off with respect to where my garden is (esp. humidity and temp). I would really like to use WI+ instead, does it have a learning curve and should I let it adjust itself? Or can I do something else?