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Blicj11

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A Trace of Precipitation
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:43:00 PM »
I could have sworn there was a way to enter a Trace as precipitation amount for a day in WeatherCat. But I can't find it mentioned in the Manual or anywhere on the forum. I tried to enter a T as the amount in the Daily Rain Editor but that appears to just replace the 0.00 amount with another 0.00 amount. Am I just remembering wrong? I know you can enter a Trace in your daily CoCoRaHS report, so perhaps I just got the two confused. Can anyone shed any light here?

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Word 'trace' doesn't appear in manual. (Re: A Trace of Precipitation)
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 11:45:36 PM »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat west coast drought watchers, . . . .

I could have sworn there was a way to enter a Trace as precipitation amount for a day in WeatherCat. But I can't find it mentioned in the Manual or anywhere on the forum. I tried to enter a T as the amount in the Daily Rain Editor but that appears to just replace the 0.00 amount with another 0.00 amount. Am I just remembering wrong? I know you can enter a Trace in your daily CoCoRaHS report, so perhaps I just got the two confused. Can anyone shed any light here?

I don't recall any mechanism for entering anything other than numerically measurable amounts of rainfall into WeatherCat.  Moreover, when I do a search of the text of the WeatherCat manual for the word 'trace' - it doesn't appear.  So I'm reasonably confident there is no mechanism within WeatherCat.

However, I can report that there was a forecast of possible showers in Northern California from the remnants of Hurricane Fabio.  I did remove the cap off my rain gauge and there were a few drops, but alas no bucket tips . . . . .

Oh well,
. . . . . Edouard

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Re: A Trace of Precipitation
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 12:36:10 AM »
Thank you sir, I did the same as you to come to the same conclusion. I was just hoping I was wrong.
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Re: A Trace of Precipitation
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 03:34:19 PM »
My leaf wetness indicator shows a trace - it's always reading wet prior to any rainfall. I'm sure it doesn't properly define "trace" but it starts reading wetness with a single drop.

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