Lightning sensor in place
The reported data are from an Acurite Model 01536 sensor situated atop a pole in a relatively clear space in our back yard. As shown, it receives direct and uninhibited Sun rays and wind and rain. Data are reported via a Raspberry Pi 3 to the Weather Underground at KTXCOLLE170.
The temperature and rainfall data are compared with separate units located away from the Acurite and consisting of a Radio Shack remote outdoor thermometer and a cylindrical container for rain collection. Generally, the Acurite reported temperatures were higher than the air temperature measured with a thermocouple, probably due to residual structure heat.
The pole hosting the Acurite sensor initially was used to hold one end of a hammock, under a nice back yard shade tree. Once the tree died, a canopy was hung from a wire stretched from the post to the remaining tree stump.
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