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by Michael Brown
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Orange Sun
Replies: 8
Views: 3002

Re: Orange Sun

We have had the same experience here in Lancashire. The whole morning there has been a very odd and gloomy light until later in the morning when the sun began to peep through and was showing a distinct red hue apparently ( I am colour blind). A photograph from my daughter, Laoise, will help. Also a ...
by Michael Brown
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Anything Else
Topic: WOW
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

WOW

I have been supply data to WOW almost since its launch, both automatically and manually. However, the last few months have proved very trying, mostly with an inability to log in to the site. My contacts with the 'Help" team have on the whole, been unsatisfactory, and currently I have been locked out...
by Michael Brown
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Recording the Weather
Topic: Soil Thermometers
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

Re: Soil Thermometers

I have used a straight thermometer encased ina metal sheath. A suitable length of plastic water pipe into the ground, and a plastic bottle top cap. Insert the thermometer into the ground, cap it off. job done. Lots of these thermometer appear on ebay so oyu should be able to get one quickly.

Mike
by Michael Brown
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Recording the Weather
Topic: Wick for wetbulb mercury thermometer
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Re: Wick for wetbulb mercury thermometer

Sorry for the late replay but I have been ill for some weeks. I make my own. Very simple. you need some cotton sheet, old handkerchiefs or similar, a bodkin and some handicraft or dishcloth cotton. Cut a piece of the cotton sheet around the size of a 50p piece. Thread the dishcloth cotton through th...
by Michael Brown
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Recording the Weather
Topic: Stainless Steel Hellmann Rain Gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

Re: Stainless Steel Hellmann Rain Gauge

My Hellman gauge is not stainless steel and I have not had any problems at all. It compares very well with the standard and Casella recoding gauge nearby. It is of course only used for recoding rain intensity and time on the trace. Have you thought of spraying it with waterproofing solution? It may ...
by Michael Brown
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Recording the Weather
Topic: A faulty sheathed max. thermometer
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

Re: A faulty sheathed max. thermometer

I have a mercury, sheathed max thermometer which has always read 0.6˚C higher than it should when compared to the 'normal' thermometer of the same pattern. there are no breaks or other problems with the column, it is just a bad reading. When compared to my electronic unit it gives the same problem t...
by Michael Brown
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Recording the Weather
Topic: Thermometers v AWS sensors
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

Re: Thermometers v AWS sensors

I too have both types in my screen. Standard Met Office sheather thermometers and my own design sensors connected to a Labjack unit. I have also found the same as Nicholas that the results are generally no more than 0.2 C degrees different, mostly 0.1 or nil difference. The only problem I ave found ...
by Michael Brown
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Recording the Weather
Topic: Uploading data onto websites
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

Re: Uploading data onto websites

I use Weather Display myself, but Cumulus is just as good for your purposes and I believe is free. I run a PC alongside my macs to do this and it really is very easy in setup. I know Weather display almost does all the work for you.


Mike
by Michael Brown
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: "View Active Topics"
Replies: 6
Views: 4812

Re: "View Active Topics"

Make me +1 to that suggestion please.

Mike
by Michael Brown
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Anything Else
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

Re: Avatars

Thank you for that. i do have Photoshop but I think the problem arose when saving as I did not save for web use, too used to saving for images. I will try again.

Best wishes

Mike