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  1. Mapantz

    New Radar apps RAIN SNOW

    Netweather news notifications back again. Thank you @Karl & @Paul
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    New Radar apps RAIN SNOW

    I'm using Oreo, but it's on an LG V30+
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    New Radar apps RAIN SNOW

    I've only just realised that I haven't been getting any notifications from the app. I get none for rain in the vicinity, and I don't get push notifications for news stories. I checked all of the app settings, they're on. App notifications within Android are on. I uninstalled the app and reinstalled it, but still no notifications for rainfall. I'm not sure how long it has been like it?!
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    ‘Weather box’ vs shade

    I don't run it from my Davis station. You have two way's to do it, basically. You could wire up your own solar panel for it without the need for a super-capacitor/battery to store power for use at night. It's just run the fan during the day (all that's needed in this country, for example) I bought a 4 inch PC fan: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0037AQLLM/ref=s9_acsd_top_hd_bw_bT8Osx_c_x_6_w?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=9YY2Y9GVPXXC4PHXA4K9&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=0cc10d00-b188-58e9-8704-e09c86827d04&pf_rd_i=430516031 I also bought a cheap multi-voltage adapter, similar to this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30W-New-Wall-Plug-in-Switchable-Multi-Voltage-Adapter-Power-6-DC-Tips-UK-stock-/322756212548 It allows you to switch between 3, 6, 9 and 12V, so a 4 inch PC fan would work with all of those voltage's. I cut the plug off of the adapter, and the 3 pin plug off of the fan and then soldered the fan and adapter wires together, and then used heat-shrink wrap around it. Taped it all up, and plugged it in to my shed's power supply. The distance from my shed to the station is around 10ft, so I ran the cable through some hose pipe and buried it under the edge of the lawn. It sound complicated, but it isn't. You're only dealing with low voltages as well, so it's fairly safe. The fan has been going day & night since 2014. The only maintenance I do is t the fan blades, they get a bit mucky.
  6. Are there rumblings from it? Looks mighty fine between a hit or miss.
  7. Yep. As far as calamities go, today is up there with the best of them! Forecasts completely wrong, as are the public models. It's not as if it's a localised issue either, it's quite a widespread fail. NetWx SR shows 30 - 40mm as well. Euro 4 is 34mm out lol I was hoping for a large top-up for my pond, as the last 10 days have seen a lot of evaporation.
  8. Big fail from 90% of the models on this one. The Euro4 is the worst of them! Hardly any rain here. 40mm showing by midday. We've only managed 3.2mm.
  9. "Re-issued due to a technical problem" Technical glitch. Phew!
  10. This is exactly why I stick to the astronomical version. Everybody starts mentioning cultural variations of the seasons, that date back to when our calendars were different. It causes far too much confusion! I stick to the Met variation for the data on my website, just like the Met Office do, otherwise it'd never work properly. But in weather and climate terms, it will always be the astronomical version for me, personally.
  11. If we take the charts at face value Db, we'll be getting more than drizzle over the next 24 / 36 hours. Euro 4 showing 2 inches for parts of Dorset:
  12. The met definition of Summer is just for keeping tidy statistics, nothing more. It would become messy if using the astro way, as solstices/equinoxes change frequently. I have always stood by the astronomical definition.It's simple and not complicated, and it's what I was taught at School. I don't understand the need to change definitions & meanings because of festivals or cultures. Like the Irish calendar - Summer is May 1st to July 31st. Give it another 100 years, and they'll be hundreds of definitions of Summer.
  13. A low of 7.6°C this morning, lowest min since June 21st. Currently overcast with light drizzle in the air. Temp 16.7°C
  14. How come you forgot this bit? "increased risk of hot spells also returning" Just under 43 days of Summer left. September can be a beauty of a month for some very warm/hot weather.
  15. No thunder here today, but finally had a meaningful shower a couple of hours ago, producing an 87mm/hr rain rate. 6.8mm the total. Wind gusts got up to 34mph as well. Temp maxed out at 19.6°C
  16. Corfe Mullen got nailed. A station there recorded about 15mm in 30 minutes.
  17. I haven't had a storm hit since May 27th 2017. After a few good years, it has gone back to how it was in the late 2000's. I think I went from 2005 to around 2011 without a direct hit from a thunderstorm.
  18. It all fell apart when that line got here, as usual.