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Re: KWAMONRO24 Rapid Fire not Working

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  • Chris
    I have always had really good readings except during this time of year in the AM with the sun hitting the sensor. I made a makeshift shade to try out tomorrow.
    Message 1 of 14 , Jul 10 9:44 PM
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      I have always had really good readings except during this time of year in the AM with the sun hitting the sensor. I made a makeshift shade to try out tomorrow. If it works I'll make something more permanent.

      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, John Celenza <john.celenza@...> wrote:
      >
      > Lot's of experimentation is the key :-)
      >
      > The days that are hardest are those with clear skies and almost no wind.
      >
      > -John
      >
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      > On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Chris <chris.fadden@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > It looks like the location I have it in is getting to much heat with the
      > > sun coming out. I will build a better head shield tonight and put it back
      > > in the original location where the afternoon sun doesn't have any effect on
      > > it. I guess we will try again tomorrow.
      > >
      > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Chris" <chris.fadden@>
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > It did come back this morning for a while and is once again not showing
      > > rapid fire. I'll. check it against the other two stations near me to see if
      > > my station is way off but it was low overcast here today so it burned off
      > > higher up first.
      > > >
      > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, John Celenza <john.celenza@>
      > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > There has been a problem with our quality check system updates in the
      > > past
      > > > > few days.
      > > > >
      > > > > I bet things will clear up (your station will come back online) within
      > > an
      > > > > hour or so.
      > > > >
      > > > > Sorry for the trouble,
      > > > > John
      > > > >
      > > > > [image: logo]
      > > > > *John Celenza** Director of Technology,Weather Underground*
      > > > > Tel: 415-983-2605 | Mobile: 415-794-8648
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      > > >
      > > > > Click
      > > > > here.<
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      > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 8:53 PM, Chris <chris.fadden@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > > **
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I think that bump is when I moved it this morning from under the eves
      > > > > > through the house to the new location. It should give a really good
      > > reading
      > > > > > tomorrow. It still isn't showing on the map and rapid fire isn't
      > > updating
      > > > > > yet. Thanks for all the help.
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, John Celenza
      > > <john.celenza@>
      > > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Station:
      > > > > > > KWAMONRO24
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > is now fairing very well in terms of QC (last failure 7/8/2012 11
      > > AM EDT)
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > It should be online now. If you still see something weird, let me
      > > know
      > > > > > > at john@
      > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Thanks! I really appreciate your efforts and this will really help
      > > > > > > folks in the community!
      > > > > > > -John
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > John Celenza Director of Technology,Weather Underground
      > > > > > > Tel: 415-983-2605 | Mobile: 415-794-8648
      > > > > > > www.wunderground.com
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      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 2:26 PM, Chris <chris.fadden@> wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Thanks for the suggestions. I was able to move it to the other
      > > > > > location and it looks like it is working better. I'll need to build
      > > a rain
      > > > > > cover for it now since it isn't under the eves now.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "KNHBRIST1"
      > > <steve_03222@>
      > > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > I got rid of that so called shield from LaCrosse. All it does
      > > is
      > > > > > trap heat and does not allow for any airflow.
      > > > > > > > > I built a couple passive radiation shields with less than
      > > expected
      > > > > > results.
      > > > > > > > > I use a fan to aspirate mine now and it has been working well
      > > for
      > > > > > quite a few years now.
      > > > > > > > > Steve
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "davemcc533"
      > > > > > <dave.mccreath@> wrote:
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > Chris
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > Until this morning I had exactly the same problem, my sensor
      > > is
      > > > > > mounted on a North facing wall and catches the sun for about 45
      > > minutes
      > > > > > first thing in the morning. Even though I also have the white cup on
      > > the
      > > > > > sensor it still gives erroneous readings. After pondering I invested
      > > a bit
      > > > > > of time solutionering, 8" of 1x1 and an 8"x4" piece of plywood
      > > coated in a
      > > > > > white plastikote spray (for weather protection), total time 30
      > > minutes from
      > > > > > sawing to installation.
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > Hopefully all will be fine now.
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > I've uploaded a couple of pictures in the forum photo folder.
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > Dave
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Chris"
      > > <chris.fadden@>
      > > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > It does heat up in the morning due to the sun this time of
      > > year
      > > > > > until it is in the shade for the remainder of the day It does have
      > > the
      > > > > > white shield around it but it doesn't really seem to help much. I
      > > have one
      > > > > > other north facing location that I could try otherwise I may need to
      > > build
      > > > > > an extra shade for it.
      > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, John Celenza
      > > > > > <john.celenza@> wrote:
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > Hello,
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > I'll try to help here.
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > The TIME issue:
      > > > > > > > > > > > We do auto-correct the time, so that isn't the problem
      > > here.
      > > > > > Somehow the
      > > > > > > > > > > > uploader is sending the wrong GMT time, again, we
      > > > > > automatically repair that
      > > > > > > > > > > > error anyhow.
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > Why the station is not on the site:
      > > > > > > > > > > > We are flagging your station right now for temperature.
      > > Your
      > > > > > temperature
      > > > > > > > > > > > heated up very quickly this morning, and differently than
      > > > > > stations nearby.
      > > > > > > > > > > > For example check out:
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KWAMONRO24
      > > > > > > > > > > > -- your station
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KWAMONRO11&day=06&month=07&year=2012--
      > > > > > > > > > > > a close by station
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > I think that we have situation where the sun is heating
      > > up the
      > > > > > thermometer.
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > Where is the thermometer placed? How is it shielded from
      > > the
      > > > > > sun (does the
      > > > > > > > > > > > Lacrosse station have a white shield around the
      > > thermometer)?
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > Sorry about the trouble!
      > > > > > > > > > > > -John
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > [image: logo]
      > > > > > > > > > > > *John Celenza** Director of Technology,Weather
      > > Underground*
      > > > > > > > > > > > Tel: 415-983-2605 | Mobile: 415-794-8648
      > > > > > > > > > > > www.wunderground.com
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      > > > > > > > > > > > <
      > > > > >
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      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > Click
      > > > > > > > > > > > here.<
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      > > > > > > > > > > > On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 10:15 AM, Chris <chris.fadden@>
      > > wrote:
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > > **
      > > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > > Just looked and Rapid Fire is not working and the
      > > station is
      > > > > > not listed
      > > > > > > > > > > > > again. I did look and I had a message about the time
      > > not
      > > > > > being correct for
      > > > > > > > > > > > > my station??? Not sure how that is possible since it is
      > > > > > synced with my PC
      > > > > > > > > > > > > and I checked to make sure it was correct with
      > > time.nist.gov
      > > > > > .
      > > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > > Any help or suggestions would be great.
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