|The Weather Station on the roof, looking innocent on Thursday|
WeatherUnderground. So, anyone checking rainfall amounts in Arcata who came upon our little weather station statistics was being woefully misinformed. That's when we realized that we were actually generating Fake News. We were utterly embarrassed by it.
We started researching how to clear this data and learned it is not an easy thing to do. We can't really get rid of one day's erroneous reporting without actually setting the whole thing back to zero. Roger disconnected the device from our router, so we could at least stop transmitting erroneous data. We got an email from Weather Underground. It said:
Oh No, your station below has stopped sending us data.Well, Roger reconnected us on Thursday morning and the data so far has been fine and true. However, the monthly totals will be incorrect. We are considering how to adjust this. Maybe resetting on February 1st and giving up our first month of data. Not sure yet. Roger may climb back up on to the roof and check the station for any problems, once the weather permits such a thing.
Station Name: The Bottoms
Station City: Arcata
We have not received any weather observations since Jan 18 6:27 PM. We want you back!
We're just glad that we stopped transmitting Fake News. In this day and age of rampant internet BS, it was good to shut ours down and err on the side of silence.
PS-- We know this wasn't really fake news, it was unintentionally wrong. But we had a good laugh anyway.