I have seen threads discussing the following PWS data inputs are used with Weather Intelligence rain skip & climate skip features:
- wind speed
- solar radiation
I would like to get an idea of which ones are the most significant for WI.
I have been using a local PWS a few miles away from me. It is a DVP2 unit, temp & wind have been pretty good, but barometer reading has been off based on the MADIS QC. Is barometer changes used by WI?
I recently setup my own PWS (Acurite 5in1) I understand it is not the most reliable unit, but I figured it is a good enough PWS to get started. I realized the unit is lacking the solar radiation & UV sensors. How significant are they for WI?
I am planning to choose the best local PWS based on the data importance factors. Once I know which ones are significant, I can monitor several PWS in my neighborhood (including mine) to determine which one provides the most accurate data for the most significant data input.
I realize what I am asking is probably a part of Rachio’s secret sauce for their WI algorithm, but some hints would be appreciated.