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Strange Daily Rain - 18.31in

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Strange Daily Rain - 18.31in

Postby chappelledpc » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:52 am

When I looked at my dashboard this evening it said I had 18.31 in of rain today. There was absolutly no rain at all and the Davis console showed 0 for daily rain. In looking in the log I found this at the same time my rain chart showed it happened:

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2017-09-23 16:00:00.064 Updating CWOP
2017-09-23 16:05:00.111 Updating CWOP
2017-09-23 16:07:24.085  ****Rain reset? First chance: raindaystart = 18.31, Raincounter = 0
2017-09-23 16:07:24.085 Leaving counter at 18.31
2017-09-23 16:07:31.094  ****Rain counter reset confirmed: raindaystart = 18.31, Raincounter = 0
2017-09-23 16:07:31.095 Setting raindaystart to 0
2017-09-23 16:07:36.136 New monthly record, month = 9: 2017-09-23 16:07 18.310 "High daily rain" 2015-09-23 00:00 1.580
2017-09-23 16:07:36.215 New monthly record, month = 9: 2017-09-23 16:07 19.400 "Highest monthly rainfall" 2015-09-29 00:00 4.580
2017-09-23 16:10:00.138 Writing log entry for 9/23/2017 4:10:00 PM
2017-09-23 16:10:00.139 Written log entry for 9/23/2017 4:10:00 PM
2017-09-23 16:10:00.142 Writing today.ini, LastUpdateTime = 9/23/2017 4:10:00 PM raindaystart = 0 rain counter = 18.31
2017-09-23 16:10:00.144 Updating CWOP


I edited the daily rain total in the dashboard to 0, but has anyone seen this before or have any idea what caused it?

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Re: Strange Daily Rain - 18.31in

Postby PaulMy » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:50 pm

I don't have any thoughts on what might be the cause but to trace this I would shut down Cumulus, start Weatherlink so that the datalogger data downloads, and then see what the Weatherlink Sep17log.txt file shows for rain during that time. This at least would show if the datalogger and Cumulus show the same.

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Re: Strange Daily Rain - 18.31in

Postby chappelledpc » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:33 pm

Well... I run CMX on a RPi2 and don't have Weatherlink software on a a Windows PC and never used it. I'll have to do some research on how to install and use it.

Thanks for the response.
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Re: Strange Daily Rain - 18.31in

Postby steve » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:02 pm

For some reason your station supplied zero for the annual rain total, for a short period. Cumulus relies on this figure to calculate the daily rainfall.
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