September 23, 2020

Davis Fights Back

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 12:09 PM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020

    Forecast Issued 7:26 PM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020 - Wednesday night: Showers at times heavy with risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy this evening. Low 12. Thursday: Showers with risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 16. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers early in the evening. Rain beginning in the evening. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Low 11. Friday: Showers. Windy. High 18. Friday night: Rain. Low 10. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 20. Saturday night: Rain. Low 11. Sunday: Rain. High 17. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

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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