Mon. Jan 27th, 2020

Davis Fights Back

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Monday 27 January 2020 - Monday night: Rain. Amount 20 mm. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle. Amount 5 mm. High 8. Tuesday night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle in the evening. Rain beginning late in the evening. Amount 5 mm. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 8. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1. Thursday: Rain. High 7. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Friday: Rain. High 6. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Rain. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    6.7° C
    -1.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.98 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    92 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    6.7° C
    Heat Index
    6.7° C
    Dewpoint
    5.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:50:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    2.3 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    275.8 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:21
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (10% full)
    Civil Set
    17:42
    Day Length
    12:31:55
    Day High
    8.1° C @ 15:55 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.3° C @ 08:18 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    2.0mm/hr @ 00:18 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.93 kPa @ 09:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.98 kPa @ 17:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.9° C @ 05:19 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.1° C @ 15:55 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11km/h @ 15:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    605W/m2 @ 12:18 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.3 @ 12:18 Tdy.

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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