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Rainfall total carried forward into new year

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Peasantmk2
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Rainfall total carried forward into new year

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Hello,

Towards the end of last year I made the move from v1 to MX, and I've been getting along fine. I didn't have Cumulus MX running over the New Year, and when I did start it up it 'brought forward' the yearly total for rainfall into 2021. I've attached a screenshot to show what I mean.

I'm pretty sure I need to edit the dayfile.txt to correct this, but wanted to make sure before I did anything.

Both the station and Cumulus are set as January being the start of the rain year. I'm on build 3096.
Thanks.
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Jim, could you post your MXdiags file for the first run after New Year?

Correcting this may mean editing your dayfile and some of the ini files.

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OK, thanks. Will get it done later today.
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Here you go. There were two for the same day, so I have uploaded them both. This has made me wonder. I have two network cards in this computer, and I may have run Cumulus when the wrong card was active. Could that have contributed to the confusion?
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Ah, you have fallen victim to the same bug in the annual rollover that another user hit.

You restarted Cumulus on the same day that the rainfall counter reset to zero. This bug is fixed in the v3.9.4 release.

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