Just a blog to record the weather highlights and installation related info. Check out my WU data for station: KTXFORTW42.
By: bjrichus, 9:29 PM GMT on March 15, 2017
After a decade of weather and working more or less reliably, my old LaCrosse station hardware finally bit the dust. A new Acurite 5-in-1 "pro" system with a color display is now installed and working more or less reliably. I think it will auto restart if the computer reboots... we'll give it a few days to settle in and then I'll try it.
By: bjrichus, 12:59 PM GMT on November 17, 2007
I just noticed that my pressure readings are lower than all the rest of the stations around me. A quick read of the manual reveals that it needs setting to reflect local values.DURHHHH!!!!!!Took me more than ten minutes to work out the right buttons to press but less than one minute to actually do it! Why are these things so easy to actually do but a pain to work out just HOW to do them? I must be getting old.... :-(
By: bjrichus, 10:03 PM GMT on November 11, 2007
After my second blog entry about the issues I had with the siting and installation of my La Crosse 2317 PWS, I decided to take a few pictures to illustrate, in a bit more detail what was going on. On November 11th 2007, I uploaded four pictures.Picture #1 is of my anemometer, with a nice dark sky behind it. After a mostly warm for the time of year (mid to high 70's) day, we have a gathering storm as a front rolls in from the north west. Overnight, we should get a li...
By: bjrichus, 8:10 PM GMT on November 07, 2007
Installing the weather station and its sensors has not proved to be a hard task, just a little tedious. On top of it all, the location for things was also a compromise between domestic bliss and functionality. My wife has been very good about it all, even suggesting we re-use an old flag pole to support the anemometer assembly and that it would be fine for me to put it up in the direct line of sight from the middle of our back porch.What I have is a Lacrosse Technol...
By: bjrichus, 7:56 PM GMT on November 07, 2007
I guess it's always best to start at the beginning, so what and why am I here?Even though I'm a native of England, I live just outside the city of Fort Worth in Texas. Now it's fair to say that us "Brits" have a reputation for talking weather, mostly because over in the U.K. it's so horrible... cool, gray and rain for much of the time, and we tend to need to know just when it's going to change into warm sunny (or at the very least, not be so depressing) as those "ni...
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