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Question: RS$ "RainStorm"
« on: June 02, 2015, 03:26:57 PM »
Am trying to pin down the definition of the rainstorm tag RS$

Is it the rain total over the last 24 hours?

Or perhaps some other definition?


Thanks,

RR

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Re: Question: RS$ "RainStorm"
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 07:49:03 PM »
Hi RR,

If I recall correctly; a rainstorm is defined as a period of rainfall with a total percipitation of at least 0.4mm, and which ends after no rain has been recorded for 24hrs.

Jos

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Defined by Davis. (Re: Question: RS$ "RainStorm")
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 11:24:37 PM »
Dear RR, Jos, and WeatherCat web spinners,

Am trying to pin down the definition of the rainstorm tag RS$

Check page 195 of the current WeatherCat manual.  This is a value that is defined only for Davis stations, so the definition comes from Davis.  Jos has it more or less correct, but you could double-check your Davis console manual for the exact details.

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: Question: RS$ "RainStorm"
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 07:52:40 AM »
I looked it up and Davis defines this as (page 22 of the Vantage Pro2 manual): Rain Storm displays the rain total of the last rain event. It takes two tips of the rain bucket to begin a storm event and 24 hours without rain to end a storm event.


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Re: Question: RS$ "RainStorm"
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2015, 06:18:17 PM »
Thanks for the input.  That is useful