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Constant high hourly rain error, which wont stop

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Constant high hourly rain error, which wont stop

Post by Solorize »

Hi,

I noticed this evening that Cumulus stated there was an error reading data
from my N96FY Fineoffset base staion and that I should disconnect the USB
cable and take the batteries out to reset the console. Which I have done
as well as rebooting my laptop.

FYI
I have spike removal settings set for rain rate to prevent spurious values.


The problem now is that I am getting the following error every minute:

06/10/2014 22:12:00 : Ignoring high hourly rain: 119.40mm
06/10/2014 22:13:00 : Ignoring high hourly rain: 119.40mm
06/10/2014 22:14:00 : Ignoring high hourly rain: 119.40mm
06/10/2014 22:15:00 : Ignoring high hourly rain: 119.40mm
06/10/2014 22:16:00 : Ignoring high hourly rain: 119.40mm
06/10/2014 22:17:00 : Ignoring high hourly rain: 119.40mm
06/10/2014 22:18:00 : Ignoring high hourly rain: 119.40mm
06/10/2014 22:19:00 : Ignoring high hourly rain: 119.40mm

and it won't stop showing these errors.

I have removed the batteries in the base console and disconnected the USB
cable and rebooted my laptop three times now and each time when Cumulus
starts up it starts showing these erronous 119.40mm hourly rain figures.

Does anyone know how I can stop this as it's driving me mad? ;)

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards

Mark
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Re: Constant high hourly rain error, which wont stop

Post by steve »

The last hour rain figure uses the rain counter values read in the previous hour, so presumably you were getting some invalid rain counter values prior to this. Assuming it subsequently started reading valid rain counter values, then reporting of the high hourly rain figure should have stopped after an hour. You will likely get similar issues with the last 24 hour figure for a while.

The only way to intervene to correct this is to stop Cumulus and edit the rain counter figures in the log file, as described in the FAQ.
Steve

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Re: Constant high hourly rain error, which wont stop

Post by Solorize »

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the info, I will give that a go when I get home from work tonight.

Regards

Mark
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Re: Constant high hourly rain error, which wont stop

Post by Solorize »

Just to update.

When I got home the other night the error had stopped, so hopefully all is well again =)

Mark
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