July 6, 2020

Davis Fights Back

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 06 July 2020 - Monday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers near Gold River. Low 12. Tuesday: Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 20. UV index 6 or high. Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. Low 11. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of rain. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of rain. High 17. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Saturday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18.

OK, so I spent a good 2 hours talking to Davis (actually, my wife did… she’s the customer service guru in the family… I was there for technical background 🙂 ).

In the end, one of the managers admitted that there was no hope of us ever getting a “new” in the box station. We’re stuck with replacement parts.

In the end, the manager blamed our rough sea bourne weather for the problems with the temp/humidity sensor. I have my doubts… but, they’re going to send me a new fandangled part that is “hardened” for our “extreme” environment.

We’ll see what happens. It’s on it’s way here now, but in the meantime I still plan on getting back on the roof tomorrow and reinstalling the old sensor that should bring back all the data except for intermittent 100% humidity readings.

Thank you again for your patience… if it makes you feel better, I find this extremely frustrating and embarrassing… so I’m working to get it fixed ASAP.

Update: Since the site is mostly “down” anyway, I’m going to take the opportunity to upgrade the blogging software behind it (WordPress). So over the next few hours you might see some weirdness happen as files are updated and whatnot. No worries, it will all be back up shortly. I’ll update again when I’ve completed the upgrade.

Update 2: WordPress is now upgraded… Maybe I’ll work on some of that “customization” stuff now as well.

Update 3: I’m working on implementing the Unit changing system… you may notice very brief weirdness if you try the new “Current Units are…” menu. Exciting times!

2 thoughts on “Davis Fights Back

  1. fine then ill just go back to using my weathereye from theweathernetwork! you guys are chumps :p JK keep the good work up. ill just keep telling myself it really is only 10c all the time, maybe itll feel like it is after a while.

  2. hahah… we’ll just call it eternal optimism for now… sounds better than FUBAR’ed hardware. At least the Sat/Radar/Webcam images are still working.

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