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Wetbulb and Cumulus

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Wetbulb and Cumulus

Postby aznetcowboy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:55 am

I got an email today asking "Could you consider posting wetbulb like frogville. This is valuable for guys using evaporative cooling."

First of all, Frogville is another site in Southern Arizona using a different software than Cumulus. Next, I have no idea what make this wetbulb this work. Is there such a thing a wetbulb for Cumulus or Saratoga Template systems?
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Re: Wetbulb and Cumulus

Postby saratogaWX » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:51 am

Yes, Cumulus does produce a wet bulb temperature tag. In the Saratoga template, it shows as $WX['wetbulb']

On a page where you'd like the value shown, just use

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<?php print "Wet bulb Temperature ".$WX['wetbulb'].$SITE['uomTemp']; ?>


I'd not included a $wetbulb value in the CU-defs.php, but using $WX['wetbulb'] works just as well.

Hope this helps...

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Re: Wetbulb and Cumulus

Postby aznetcowboy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:43 pm

What is involved in setting up a "wetbulb"? I assume there is some equipment that is required. Would that equipment need to be attached to my Davis weather station or how does it communicate to the "$WX['wetbulb'] " code?
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Re: Wetbulb and Cumulus

Postby steve » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:47 pm

It's calculated from your outside temperature and humidity. No additional sensors required.
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Re: Wetbulb and Cumulus

Postby aznetcowboy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:05 pm

Thank you, Steve. I will add that code to my site. Then I can be up there with Frogville. With our climate, this is importat information (so I am told) for those people who use evaporative coolers instead of air conditioning.
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