Failed Rain Measurement

Clogged rain gauge funnel

Long awaited rain came lat night, but WS Nagu did not report rain at all. Today, Station Master inspected Davis rain gauge (which is still used to report rain instead of Tempest), and the reason is now clear: the gauge’s funnel was completely clogged with pollen and other stuff. Station Master should have cleaned the funnel after pollen season.

Well, backup measurement showed some 14 mm of rain, and 12 mm today. These figures are now corrected to station’s database.

Tempest’s rain figures are not reliable: it shows 22.4 mm of rain today, and that simply is not correct. So old Davis rain bucked is going to be used until further notice.

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