Wind Speed Back Up

By: joecook1, 7:25 AM GMT on July 21, 2016

We discovered that the reason the anemometer had ceased to function was a very determined spider (probably a black widow based on the strength of the web} had managed to get multiple strands of its web between the support pole and the cups! We got it removed with a ladder and a pole saw without having to climb up on the roof. The wind speed is back to normal since Saturday, 7/16.

Wind Speed Missing

By: joecook1, 9:20 PM GMT on July 11, 2016

Yesterday, July 10, I noticed the wind speed on our weather station, KCAALMAN1, had been at Zero all day. Very suspicious. Looked back on the history and find it Zero back about 4 days. Since the wind direction continues to show changes, I think we have an anemometer sensor or connection problem. We'll have to check it out next weekend. Until then, rest assured that the wind at Almanor is not non-existent. :-)

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Intermittant Reporting - Power Outage

By: joecook1, 5:43 AM GMT on February 08, 2015

Saturday, 2/7/2015, 9:40 pm - Lake Almanor

We are currently back on schedule with our PWS reporting on Wunderground. We are running on our aux generator right now because the PG&E power went down on Fri., 2/6/2015, at about 9 am in the midst of our "Pineapple Express" rain storm. More or less concurrent with the power outage was a local wind event at took the top out of a pine tree on our lot and blew it across the roof of this cabin. We weren't presen...

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Back on the Network!

By: joecook1, 7:00 PM GMT on December 30, 2012

After about a month "off the air" we are finally back to normal. On Nov. 29 our wireless internet connection (Digital Path) went out after, or as a result of, a power outage during a storm. After doing some remote diagnosis with the Tech in Chico, it was decided that the "head" on the antenna in the tree needed replacement. Earliest availability of their tree climber was 12/28! After a couple of weeks we got moved up to 12/21 but that appointment was subsequentl...

Temporary Shut Down

By: joecook1, 2:28 AM GMT on December 02, 2012

Dec. 1, 2012

My PWS, KCAALMAN1, has been missing data since circa 3:05 pm on 11/29/12 in the middle of a rain event. When I got up here on Fri. night, it was apparent that we have lost our wireless Digital Path connection with the Mt. Dyer transmitter. Digital Path Tech Support has come to the conclusion that our antenna in the tree needs repair. That's interesting since a new one was installed this winter on 1/27/12. It is the "dish type" that is DP'...

Updated: 2:30 AM GMT on December 02, 2012

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Lake Almanor (Prattville), Adj SW Shore
Prattville, CA
Elevation: 4535 ft
Temperature: 72.9 °F
Dew Point: 56.3 °F
Humidity: 56%
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Updated: 11:06 AM PDT on July 29, 2016

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