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weird rain!

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weird rain!

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Seems to be the most popular subject rain, so here's another thread about it... today we have had no rain, and as I write this at nearly middnight we have still not had any today, but my graphs show we have, any idea as to what could be causing this?
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My only thought is a bug or something in the weather station....
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Re: weird rain!

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yep probably spiders tipping the rain bucket!!
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water01 wrote:yep probably spiders tipping the rain bucket!!
Very unlikely if it is a 'Davis Vantage Vue'... ;)

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tomcatuk wrote:...any idea as to what could be causing this?
How and where is your 'Davis Vantage Vue' installed - is it mounted on a wall (or something solid) or is it mounted on a pole (metal or plastic)?

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Re: weird rain!

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Those graphs look too reasonable to be anything other than genuine measurements. Melting snow?
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gemini06720 wrote:
tomcatuk wrote:...any idea as to what could be causing this?
How and where is your 'Davis Vantage Vue' installed - is it mounted on a wall (or something solid) or is it mounted on a pole (metal or plastic)?
Hi Ray its on a short pole where it has been for the last three years or so, never had anything like that before, I have to go and check it as its means getting the ladder out and been to dam cold...
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steve wrote:Those graphs look too reasonable to be anything other than genuine measurements. Melting snow?
Hi Steve, that's a thought can't count that out as not been down to check, but it's possible.... it did warm up...
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It's almost certainly snow melt which will start when the temp hits around +2C. It's happened on my VP2 for the last couple of days. When we got a load of snow 3 years ago I tried using a cheapo hair dryer to melt it but gave up. In any case it would have recorded a seriously high rainfall rate.
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Re: weird rain!

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Would agree with snow melt. My graphs have been the same for the last few days as soon as snow in the funnel starts to thaw.

No precipitation today.
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Thanks Ray, and John for your graph, never gave that a thought...
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