Weather Underground rain totals are crazy!

The rain totals reported by WUG are often incorrect for my site!

Compare a nearby weather station for March 6th

http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KNCCARY1&month=3&day=6&year=2003

with mine for the same date

http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KNCAPEX1&month=3&day=6&year=2003

Notice that we have similar graphs, but completely different totals!

Or check out Jan 1st 2003!

Other:
http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KNCCARY1&month=1&day=1&year=2003

Mine:
http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KNCAPEX1&month=1&day=1&year=2003

WUG totals my rains as 6.83 inches, but the other station is totaled as a correct value of 0.55 inches.

Maybe WUG is wrong?

Any ideas Brian?

Cheers,

Ian

http://www.weather-watch.com/smf/index.php?topic=2045.0

Thanks for the link - I was out of town for 2 weeks. I believe this is a WUG problem, since I regularly monitored rainfall from work using WUG earlier this year, with my 5 minute uploads, and the totals were correct. Something has changed to break this since I went out of town on April 18th. Let me know of any response you get from then.

Ian

WUG have contacted me, and they are going to change/fix at there end (oringinlay it was supposed to be rain in the last hour
WD was the first software to offer WU support, FYI :slight_smile:
(I had to wait for VWS to come on board, then I was going to post it on a BBS, but VWS took all the limelight, with “We are proud to annouce teaming up with wunderground…etc etc…”

Today we had a thunderstorm. WD and the weather station measured 18mm of rain during the 20 minute storm. WD reported the following to WUG:

15:54 21.2

Same thing today :

This is what WD reported to WUG
18:34 70.4

Still broken on this end as well. I guess Brain has not has time to get to it yet.

a new 9.79 is ready now, should be better hopefully

We had .23inches of rain yesterday and the total for all reports send to WU from HS (every 5 minutes) is .21 and WU is reporting 0.00? This is using 9.79d

if you look in the ftplogfull.txt file after a report send, check the amounts wd is sending
it might still be WU problem
note, WU was originaly only intended to be every hour