Fri. Sep 21st, 2018

Davis is Goin’ Down

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 4:25 PM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Temperature steady near 12. Friday: Periods of rain. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 20 mm. High 15. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 12. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.1° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.69 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.1° C
    Heat Index
    13.1° C
    Dewpoint
    12.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    28 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    5.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    19:53
    Day Length
    13:12:31
    Day High
    13.7° C @ 15:31 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    7.6mm/hr @ 12:58 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.69 kPa @ 17:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.7° C @ 15:31 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    299W/m2 @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.8 @ 15:22 Tdy.

I may have to drive down to California myself and smack some Davis Instruments people around. After waiting for 3 weeks for my new temperature/humidity sensor to come. I installed it 2 days ago… and now it’s “flatlined”. I get no readings for the temp or humidity and it seems to have messed up my software so that all the graphs are flatlined.

I have to say I’m at my wits end with this company. I’ve swapped every single component of the station except for the rain gauge… some twice… and still it refuses to work reliably.

I’m going to have to demand a full replacement system, shipped at their cost, Express. Because this is simply insane. These are supposed to be precision instruments, and I’ve had nothing but trouble.

I’m very sorry for the inconvenience this is going to cause people coming to this site. If you would like to help, please, leave a comment or send an email that I could pass along to Davis Instruments. Perhaps if they got the idea that this was a little more than just a guy with a weather hobby, they’d be more inclined to act quickly.

In the meantime, I’ll try to get up on the roof… AGAIN.. on Halloween to put back the old sensor… at least when that part was malfunctioning it didn’t take everything else down with it.

ARRRRRRRGHHHH… ok, I’m done venting.

UPDATE: All the data is currently offline. Sorry folks. I’ll be up on the roof Wednesday at the latest.

2 thoughts on “Davis is Goin’ Down

  1. these guys at davis sound like real winners, I for one wouldnt do busines with them if they dont fix your problem and ill spread the word!

  2. Ya, i really don’t know. I gotta say, whenever I talk to them, they’re incredibly nice, and helpful. They are quick to send a replacement part and this last one, even though the Station is out of warranty, they didn’t charge me for because of all the trouble I’ve had.

    But at this point. I want to start with all new parts. I don’t know what’s wrong with this station, but it’s snake bitten and all the parts in the world that they can send me don’t seem to help.

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