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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2220 on: March 17, 2012, 11:24:53 AM »
92.0 O_o What the? My weather station is going wacko.
Thats what happens when the sun attacks your sensor on humid morning, lol.. happens all the time on mine and Ive dealt with that on my atomic clock's sensor for 7 years now
I figured it. I placed my sensor somewhere I thought would never get sunlight. It turns out it does in the morning, so some of my data is incorrect now. I'm thinking about getting a new station with a PC data logger.
I would just look around for a special sun shade for weather stations.. even the slightly more expensive ones (< $150) that can uplink to Wunderground can experience problems like that :yes:
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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2221 on: March 17, 2012, 11:49:09 AM »
92.0 O_o What the? My weather station is going wacko.
Thats what happens when the sun attacks your sensor on humid morning, lol.. happens all the time on mine and Ive dealt with that on my atomic clock's sensor for 7 years now
I figured it. I placed my sensor somewhere I thought would never get sunlight. It turns out it does in the morning, so some of my data is incorrect now. I'm thinking about getting a new station with a PC data logger.
That's what occasionally happens to mine when the sun rises well into the north. On summer mornings, there will be a jump in temperature. ~5-6 degrees, and then go back down slightly after the sun's rays are off it.

60F Mostly Cloudy
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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2222 on: March 17, 2012, 11:57:09 AM »
92.0 O_o What the? My weather station is going wacko.
Thats what happens when the sun attacks your sensor on humid morning, lol.. happens all the time on mine and Ive dealt with that on my atomic clock's sensor for 7 years now
I figured it. I placed my sensor somewhere I thought would never get sunlight. It turns out it does in the morning, so some of my data is incorrect now. I'm thinking about getting a new station with a PC data logger.
That's what occasionally happens to mine when the sun rises well into the north. On summer mornings, there will be a jump in temperature. ~5-6 degrees, and then go back down slightly after the sun's rays are off it.

60F Mostly Cloudy
I can see 5-6 but is nearly 20 degree jump normal?

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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2223 on: March 17, 2012, 12:00:37 PM »
Well, I had a weather sensor in the sun once (it was a nicer one by LaCrosse), and IIRC, the temperature would read as 90F when the actual conditions outside were around 70F. :blink:

That's obviously not happening right now . . .

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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2224 on: March 17, 2012, 12:08:42 PM »
79 fair in Brandon, FL now
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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2225 on: March 17, 2012, 02:58:18 PM »
Now you all understand how critical it is to site your thermometers in well-ventilated areas and be shielded from the sun at all times.  I've even seen worse errors with poorly-placed thermometers.

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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2226 on: March 17, 2012, 04:53:17 PM »
92.0 O_o What the? My weather station is going wacko.
Thats what happens when the sun attacks your sensor on humid morning, lol.. happens all the time on mine and Ive dealt with that on my atomic clock's sensor for 7 years now
I figured it. I placed my sensor somewhere I thought would never get sunlight. It turns out it does in the morning, so some of my data is incorrect now. I'm thinking about getting a new station with a PC data logger.
That's what occasionally happens to mine when the sun rises well into the north. On summer mornings, there will be a jump in temperature. ~5-6 degrees, and then go back down slightly after the sun's rays are off it.

60F Mostly Cloudy
I can see 5-6 but is nearly 20 degree jump normal?
Not really. Depending of what materials the thermometer is made of, they all will absorb heat differently. My LaCrosse thermometer would only go up by 5-6 degrees at most when it's about 80F at 6:30AM in the summer.

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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2227 on: March 17, 2012, 08:15:53 PM »
74 w/ A lightning Show. A thunderstorm cell is moving across lake Moultrie. Don't think it will make it here in one piece as instability has declined with sunset.

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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2228 on: March 17, 2012, 11:20:07 PM »
70, Partly Cloudy. UGH, it feels like a June night already. It's humid and sticky outside.  :angry:


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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2229 on: March 18, 2012, 01:43:27 PM »
62F Cloudy

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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2230 on: March 19, 2012, 05:36:18 AM »
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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2231 on: March 19, 2012, 12:28:04 PM »
65F Mostly Sunny

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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2232 on: March 19, 2012, 12:43:31 PM »
72F Mostly Cloudy

Got a flight to catch out of DFW at 2:50pm this afternoon...hopefully I can make it out before the storms roll through.

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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2233 on: March 19, 2012, 09:25:44 PM »
73, Clear

Atlanta broke another record today for the most consecutive number of days above 80 degrees in the
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Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Reply #2234 on: March 19, 2012, 10:21:04 PM »
53.5F  Clear
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