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Title: Hebridean weather
Post by: Cookie on December 31, 2009, 08:06:21 PM
hebridean weather station and lighting detector.

can it pick up thunder snow?

as thier have been a lot of time lately that thunder and lightning has occured and it hasn't seemingly been picked up by the weather station in point?

any ideas


Title: Re: Hebridean weather
Post by: Budgie on December 31, 2009, 08:28:50 PM
It can pick it up but the signals from thundersnow seem to be weaker than normal thunder so I have to turn down the filtering on the receiver.
If I turn down the filtering then it also picks up false strikes from the light switches in the house, especially the strip lights in the bathroom which will create 10+ false strikes every time they're switched on.
If I'm sat at the PC then I can control it but I was at work last week when we had the thundersnow so the filtering was left in "High", it's normal setting.


Title: Re: Hebridean weather
Post by: Cookie on December 31, 2009, 08:41:26 PM
ah right that makes sense thanks mate :)

did u notice the thunder and lightning tonight?


Title: Re: Hebridean weather
Post by: Budgie on December 31, 2009, 09:10:12 PM
Nothing so far.
The only stuff the Boltek has picked up was up north of the Faeroe's and out here we've only had rain & sleet tonight.


Title: Re: Hebridean weather
Post by: Cookie on December 31, 2009, 11:52:26 PM
well both me and my dad noticed it in point.

someone in town, sandwick, newmarket all said they saw thunder and lightning tonight.

around 8pm