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Moishe
Official temperature?
Tue Mar 8, 2011 09:47
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Where are you getting what you deem to be the correct temperature? i.e. how do you know it's not the old thermo that's off. How close to you is the official weather station? Are you at the same elevation? We have three stations and have situations where the temps from the east side of town and the west side can vary by 5 degrees celsius, (and substantially more during a chinook).

  • Another bum product !OldCM, Sun Mar 6 14:05
    Acu*Rite indoor/outdoor wireless thermometer. It is at least 4 degrees off almost all the time. I have a much older indoor/outdoor thermometer, the kind with a wire lead that goes out the window.... more
    • Official temperature? — Moishe, Tue Mar 8 09:47
      • Re: Official temperature?OldCM, Wed Mar 9 11:39
        By the amount of ice on my dog's water bowl. At 32 degrees it would have just a thin sheet of ice on it. The morning in question the ice was 1/4-inch thick which is more like it should be at 28... more
        • Agreed, except that,Moishe, Thu Mar 10 14:07
          at 32 degrees there should be no ice rather than a thin sheet, since at that temperature, pure water would be in a system of equilibrium, with ice forming at exactly the same rate as it is melting.... more
    • Thots...Uru Hammer, Mon Mar 7 10:36
      Can the wireless one be calibrated? Is the sensor for the wireless one in the sunlight, or near other heat pollution? Uru
      • Re: Thots...OldCM, Mon Mar 7 13:51
        As far as I know, having read the instructions, the wireless one cannot be calibrated by the end user. The sensor is NOT in the sunlight for more than two hours a day (when both are) and it is not... more
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