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CSBT2 Weather Station

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« on: June 17, 2007, 08:08:12 AM »
This has been bugging me for a while..........

Does anyone know how the remote weather stations handle precipitation accumulation? What time interval is used to zero pecipitation? I can never figure out the accumulated YTD precip without going back to 1/1/07 and subtracting it from the current accumulated precip.

I guess the question is " accumulated from when?"  on the report.

Example:
Today's accumulated precip is 27.75", but Jan 01 2007 is not 0.0". It is 17.70"
So you have do the subtraction.
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2007, 08:05:51 PM »
CSBT2 has been a part of the University of Utah MESOWEST network since 4-18-2002.  Data appears to be "randomly" reset - perhaps when the unit is maintained or fails for some reason?   Date that it was last reset ~ around 3/1/2006.

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2007, 09:36:25 PM »
I thought it was something like that. Seems like you would want to do a YTD precip.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2007, 10:13:16 PM »
Quote from: "badknees"
I thought it was something like that. Seems like you would want to do a YTD precip.


Yea, you'd think, but there is probably some underlying scientific reason why it's done this way, although off the bottom of my head, I can't fathom why.  But, fear not, I have emailed the MESOWEST folks at the University of Utah asking that very question.

Hopefully their answer will spark something deep in the primordial soup of a brain that I have that will inspire me to be able to figure out what the winning lottery numbers are.

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007, 12:44:04 PM »
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Shane,

Accumulated precipitation at RAWs stations such as CSBT2 is reset to 0
by the owners at times they choose. A quick look at CSBT2 indicates it
has not been reset since April 06.

Judy Pechmann Judith B. Pechmann jbpechma@met.utah.edu
MesoWest


And here was the question....

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Good evening from Texas.  Just a quick question, what determines when the ppt. (precipitation) is reset to zero?  Is there some kind of a "log" of "events" at the station?  ie. station down for repair, etc.?  Thanks,  ShaneA


And, in case you were wondering, RAWS=Remote Automated Weather Station

So, I suppose NPS is the owners of this RAWs station, so maybe Badknees could petition the NPS BIBE to reset the station once a year on 01/01/CCYY 00:00:01.  I don't think it would require a FOIA.

 


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