KFLCOCOA25 NOTES AND STATUS

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STATION NOTES:

2016-10-11 9:50AM ET - INVALID ANEMOMETER DATA NOTICE I DISCOVERED THAT THE WEEKEND POST-MATTHEW WINDS HAD ROTATED THIS STATION AN ADDITIONAL 17 DEGREES, HINTING THAT MY HARDWARE MOUNT IS LOOSE. I WILL CORRECT THE MOUNT ASAP. IN THE MEAN TIME, THIS STATION IS CURRENTLY POINTING 60 DEGREES OFF FROM TRUE NORTH TO THE EAST, AND I APPLIED A CORRECTION FACTOR OF 60 DEGREES IN THE METEOBRIDGE INTERFACE THIS MORNING SO WIND DIRECTION REPORTING IS ACCURATE IN WEATHER UNDERGROUND. IF USING THE WEATHER DATA FOR THIS STATION FOR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES, CONSIDER EXCLUDING ALL WIND DIRECTION DATA FOR THIS STATION FROM OCTOBER 7 TO OCTOBER 11, AS FAR AS I KNOW THIS MOUNT COULD BE SHIFTING IN ORIENTATION PERIODICALLY. WIND SPEED AND OTHER WEATHER DATA IS VALID.

2016-10-07 to 2016-10-08 AROUND NOON - INVALID ANEMOMETER DATA NOTICE I DISCOVERED UPON RETURN FROM EVACUATION FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW THAT THE STORM HAD ROTATED MATTHEW 43 DEGREES TO THE EAST AT SOME POINT THURSDAY NIGHT, OCT 7, AS MATTHEW PASSED MY HOME. AROUND LUNCH TIME ON OCT 8 I APPLIED A CORRECTION FACTOR OF 43 DEGREES IN THE METEOBRIDGE WEB INTERFACE FOR WIND DIRECTION.

2014-04-02: STATION BACK ONLINE 4-2-2014, 13:40 EDT. NOTES: STATION WAS LOWERED TO INSPECT AT 13:00 EDT. IGNORE ALL DATA FROM 13:00 TO 13:40. FOUND NO FOD BLOCKING RAIN CUP OPENING, BUT DID FIND MULTIPLE SEEDS INSIDE THE RAIN GAUGE, AND MULTIPLE SEEDS BUILT UP ON THE TIP CUP (SEE PHOTOS BELOW). CLEANED UNIT AND INSTALLED BIRD SPIKES OVER RAIN CUP.


2014-03-31: UPDATE: INVALID RAIN GAUGE DATA BIRD SPIKES RECEIVED VIA MAIL. HOPING TO LOWER AND INSPECT RAIN GAUGE, AND INSTALL BIRD SPIKES BY 4-2. CONSIDER ALL RAIN DATA TO BE INVALID FOR THIS STATION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

2014-03-29: UPDATE: INVALID RAIN GAUGE DATA THIS STATION DID NOT ACCURATELY RECORD RAIN ON THIS DATE, ASSUMING ANOTHER RAIN GAUGE OBSTRUCTION LIKE 3-7 EVENT. HOPING TO CORRECT BY 4-2.

2014-03-22: UPDATE: INVALID RAIN GAUGE DATA AGAIN NOTICED NO RAINFALL RECORDED DURING 3-17 AND 3-18 RAIN EVENTS. ORDERED BIRD SPIKES FOR STATION. WILL LOWER STATION AND INSTALL SPIKES UPON ARRIVAL.

2014-03-07: UPDATE: INVALID RAIN GAUGE DATA NOTICED NO RAIN DATA RECORDED FOR 3-5. INSPECTED STATION AND FOUND AND REMOVED LARGE SEED IN RAIN COLLECTOR, PRESUMABLY DROPPED INTO COLLECTOR BY A BIRD. STATION IS NOT ACCESSIBLE TO SQUIRRELS.

2014-03-01: STATION STATUS LOGGING STARTED.

2014-01-03: NEW STATION INSTALLED.