Weather Station (no rain sensor) label


#1

What does the (no rain sensor) label mean under the Weather Station name? And why is it on some and not the others. This station does accurately measure rainfall.


#2

I “think” it means that weather station has failed to report reliable rain fall data…


#3

Yes, that.

:cheers:


#4

As compared to some other nearby weather station? Or for some unspecified time range? We’ve had no measurable rainfall anywhere near our area for about 6 weeks and the other nearby stations do not have that same label.


#5

That message will show up if the station has never reported any rain. Some setups aren’t going to have a rain sensor, so that would be an accurate message. Some do have a rain sensor but haven’t actually had any rain since it started reporting.

I installed my PWS around the same time as the Iro. It displayed that same message until we actually had some rain here in CA.


#6

@cfwiggum, thanks for confirming this.

@bmflood, to be safe (unless it’s your own PWS) it might be best to select another weather station until this one has a chance to record rainfall.

Best, Emil


#7

Well noaa.gov will answer all of your weather station reporting questions. It is a good resource, I highly recommend it.