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Daily rainfall not being totalle into the month and year totals.

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Daily rainfall not being totalle into the month and year totals.

Postby avinet » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:46 am

I'm using a new Fine Offset 3081 installed at the end of 2017 along with the 1099 build of Cumulus. I've had 2 rain events, on the 1st and 3rd January which have shown up correctly on the Today and Yesterday readings but which have not been carried through to the This Month and This Year values - they both still show zero. In the Station Settings the year is set to start in January and the year to 2018 and roll-over to 9.00 am. Any suggestions about why totalling isn't happening would be much appreciated.

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Re: Daily rainfall not being totalle into the month and year totals.

Postby mcrossley » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:09 pm

Is your computer going to sleep over the midnight period?

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Re: Daily rainfall not being totalled into the month and year totals.

Postby sfws » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:19 pm

avinet wrote:Any suggestions about why totalling isn't happening would be much appreciated.

avinet wrote:and roll-over to 9.00 am

mcrossley wrote:over the midnight period?
In your case I would say is either your computer, or your USB port, going to sleep around 9am; or are you switching your computer on/off so close to 9am that it cannot do the rollover correctly?
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http://wiki.sandaysoft.com/a/FAQ#Why_do_I_have_some_unexpected_zero_figures.3F

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Re: Daily rainfall not being totalle into the month and year totals.

Postby avinet » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:03 am

Usually the computer is turned off overnight and turned back on at around 7.30 am - sometimes put into sleep mode but also back up at 7.30 am. Roll-over is set for 9 am

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Re: Daily rainfall not being totalle into the month and year totals.

Postby RayProudfoot » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:47 am

avinet wrote:Usually the computer is turned off overnight and turned back on at around 7.30 am - sometimes put into sleep mode but also back up at 7.30 am. Roll-over is set for 9 am


Not a good idea I'm afraid. The amount of electricity consumed with no display on will be very small. Cumulus is designed to run 24/7/365 with only occasional shutdowns for computer maintenance.

I would urge you to leave it running and turn off sleep mode. If a laptop then configure the display to switch off when the lid is closed.
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Ray, Cheshire.

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Re: Daily rainfall not being totalle into the month and year totals.

Postby steve » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:19 am

avinet wrote:Usually the computer is turned off overnight and turned back on at around 7.30 am - sometimes put into sleep mode but also back up at 7.30 am. Roll-over is set for 9 am

Closing Cumulus down overnight is OK (although as with any other software, the resulting data will not be as good) but as mentioned in the readme.txt and several other places, you can’t allow your computer to sleep while Cumulus is running.
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Re: Daily rainfall not being totalle into the month and year totals.

Postby avinet » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:31 am

Thanks for the replies, I'll remember not to use sleep mode from now on :) I ran Cumulus for a couple of years with my old weather station without a problem but thinking back I was almost certainly turning the PC off rather than using sleep mode. I just have to wait for a bit of rain now to see if it rolls over as it should - hopefully on the weekend judging from the forecast.


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