I installed my new Tempest last week and everything has been working great except for the rain sensor. I’m getting nothing out of it even in heavy rain. We’ve had 14mm of rain in the last two days and my Tempest hasn’t registered a single drop. No accumulation, no rain alerts, nothing. This isn’t a case of bad or poor rain accumulation data - this is a case of zero rain data at all. I’ve read a few topics about the haptic rain sensor but nothing seems close to the symptoms I’m seeing on my device.
This is my station : https://tempestwx.com/station/21392/grid
For reference, this Tempest is about 2 miles from me and has registered all the rain in the last couple of days where mine has registered nothing : https://tempestwx.com/station/15833/grid
The battery is at 2.5v so it should have all sensors running. The Tempest is on a 12ft pole above my garage with clear air all around. Even the ‘rain check’ says it’s not rained.
What gives? This replaced my old Davis Vantage Vue which was accurate to within a mm for rain and it’s been a disappointing start that the Tempest doesn’t seem to react at all to rain.
Note : if I tap the pole hard enough, I get an instantaneous “it’s raining” notification on my phone but it has to be a pretty hard whack on the pole to get that to happen.