Hi @iladyman . Two parts here. Calibration and ongoing QC.
Calibration: Well, if your station is not connected to WF servers, we won’t have your raw data to compare making it impossible to calibrate. You could stay connected until we apply initial calibration, then drop off, but you will lose the ongoing Continuous Learning benefits.
QC: For those who want the cool network stuff, the additional precip data will be used to QC the accum data and tune/correct if needed on an hourly (still to be confirmed) basis.
If you have the latest firmware and have received an initial rain calibration your raw haptic sensor should be dramatically improved. HOWEVER, it’s called a Continuous Learning system because it’s always learning, comparing, ensuring – but only when connected. If not connected to WF servers and only using raw data via UDP, it is quite likely you will see different accum amounts as the raw does not have the benefit of corroboration will all the other reference sources. You should, however, see the similar instant rain intensity values. Any disparities will decrease over time as capabilities improve.