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Rain counter increase ignored.

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fastgobbler
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Joined: Tue 20 Feb 2024 1:12 am
Weather Station: Fine Offset - WS1080
Operating System: Windows 11
Location: Sydney, Australia

Rain counter increase ignored.

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Hi,

I'm running the latest Cumulus MX build and using an easyweather file (updated by fowsr every 5mins) to input data to Cumulus. Cumulus is behaving properly and generates the correct data and graphs from the easyweather data except when there is heavy downpour and there are multiple counter increase between samples then the rain counter increase is ignored.

The debug file is as follows:
2024-02-20 01:57:41.656 Data: 28303, 2024-02-20 01:55:43, 2024-02-20 01:55:00, 5, 71, 25.2, 99, 19.9, 6.4, 6.5, 1004.0, 1017.7, 0.0, 1, 0.0, 1, 180.0, S, 2531, 759.3, 3.1, 18.9, 13.8, 3.0, 22.2, 3974.9, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 007FC0, 0F 2A B5 00 63 41 00 38 27 03 0A 00 0E E3 09 00
2024-02-20 01:57:41.656 DoWind: latest=0.0, speed=0.0 - Current: gust=2.5, speed=0.5
2024-02-20 01:57:41.656 DoWind: New: gust=2.5, speed=0.5, latest:0.0
2024-02-20 01:57:41.656 ****Rain counter jump? Previous Value = 3971.4, Raincounter = 3974.9
2024-02-20 01:57:41.656 Leaving counter at 3971.4


Does anyone know why when the rainrate > ~ 50mm/hr , that the rain counter increase is ignored by Cumulus. At low rain rates, the rain increase is logged correctly.

cumulus.ini EW rain references are:
EWMaxRainTipDiff=100
EWmaxHourlyRain=100
EWmaxRainRate=400

Is there a setting I've missed in 'settings' to make this work?

Appreciate any direction from the members to resolve this.
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mcrossley
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Re: Rain counter increase ignored.

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It's a bug, but it should accept the new value after it sees it three times. I'll get a new build out to fix this ASAP.
fastgobbler
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Joined: Tue 20 Feb 2024 1:12 am
Weather Station: Fine Offset - WS1080
Operating System: Windows 11
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Rain counter increase ignored.

Post by fastgobbler »

Thanks for pointing that out and looking into a fix. No more sleepless nights.
Problem may also be worsened to the fact that the next sample data would be an additional increase.

Looking forward to the fix being implemented.
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