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Dripping sound alert when no rain
« on: October 06, 2018, 10:13:04 AM »
I've recently switched my WD over to receiving data from my Weatherflow station.  Since I did so, it's been making that dripping rain sound alert at regular intervals (every couple of minutes).  It isn't raining and no rain is being reported on WD.

Any ideas what's causing this?

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 04:55:14 PM »
An update to the above

It is actually raining now and WD is in fact showing high volumes of rain 388mm so far today! compared to 3.2mm being shown on my Weatherflow app https://smartweather.weatherflow.com/share/5024/grid

Any clues as to where WD is picking this rain up?


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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 05:10:55 PM »
maybe check to see what you have set as the rain offset in WD?
you could also .zip and email me your settings and I will check/test here

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 07:46:51 PM »
Hi

My Rain offset appears to be 0%.  I have emailed settings file as requested.

Thanks for your continued help

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 10:57:54 PM »
OK, testing here, via internet data (i.e not UDP data)
does the rain value show for you in the separate running cronweatherflow.exe program?
(last one in the list)
post a screen shot of what shows in your cronweatherflow program

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 11:18:17 PM »
I think I might have fixed it
use this update of the cronweatherflow.exe program
i.e exit the current running first before extracting this update to where you have WD installed
http://www.weather-display.com/downloadfiles/cronweatherflow.zip

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2018, 06:46:22 AM »
Hi

It's early Sunday morning now here in UK so I've just updated the cronweatherflow program and restarted WD.

Rain is showing 0mm on WD now (it isn't raining at the moment and I don't think it did overnight), however I'm still getting the dripping alert every minute or so.  This is was what it was like yesterday morning and at some point yesterday WD started reporting each of those alerts as actual rain.

I've attached a screenshot of the cronweatherflow program as suggested, the data is continually scrolling by so I hope it shows what you need.

thanks again for your help

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2018, 07:56:44 AM »
would be good to see a screen shot of WD running too  :wink:

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2018, 08:14:49 AM »
Here's my WD screen...

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2018, 06:53:00 PM »
have you seen a repeat of the extreme rain reading again?
this update will ignore big rain jumps
http://www.weather-display.com/downloadfiles/weatherdisplaytest.zip

re the sound every minute, that could be a windows error message (that you have changed to be a drip sound)
is there any error in WD under view, program event log, each minute?

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2018, 10:36:17 PM »
No it hasn't reported any rain today.

The program event log screen is completely empty.  I've checked my Windows sound settings and there's nothing there that's using the drip sound.  I've even switched off the option in WD (in Control Panel-Other settings-Rain-play wav file when raining), but I still get the drip sound!

I'm currently muting my windows speaker setting but i do quite like the sound as an alert.  I'll try and switch back to my Davis station and see if it still happens then.


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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 06:10:16 AM »
So I've switched WD back to my Davis station and the Dripping Rain Alert has stopped.  Looks like it's something to do with Weatherflow being the selected station.


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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 09:04:35 PM »
I was not getting the sound here in testing with your settings (and I have not seen that happen here or have had other reports of that happen)
try deleting all the .wav files in your WD folder as a test

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2018, 06:51:11 AM »
Deleting (or moving) the wav files stops the alert, but immediately starts again when I move them back.  I've just timed then and they seem to be every 60 seconds

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Re: Dripping sound alert when no rain
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2018, 10:44:41 PM »
does it occur then right on the minute change?
try just deleting the .wav files associated with rain (i.e the name)
to see if you can narrow it down to which of the .wav files you have is the problem

is the rain total in WD behaving itself now though?
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