Hi Eric. Thanks for your questions!
First, in case Gary’s answer to your question about a sensor_status value of “9” wasn’t totally clear, the important part is to know that the decimal value you see in the sensor_status field is actually a series of booleans. They are bit flags, so you need to decompose them into their binary representation to see which ones are set.
Second. your excessive/intermittent lightning sensor failure issue is most likely caused by a bug in the firmware that will be fixed in the next firmware update, coming very soon, as noted over here!
Finally, regarding your observation of a couple “pressure fail” flags, I wouldn’t worry about them. A few sporadic “sensor fail” flags does not necessarily mean your sensor is failed or failing - the flags are pretty sensitive and false positives are common. Keep an eye on it and open a support ticket if they increase or you notice an issue with the data.
PS: Do you want to trade a Tempest for a few Splunk licenses?