Weather Station Issues

I am still struggling with my weather station.   For whatever reason, the temperature dips far too low at night, and perhaps a little too high during the day.  However, this only happens sometimes.

I am working on parsing through the data to see if I can find a trend.  For example, on June 25, 2017, things were working well, when I compare the data to what would be reasonable for June in New Mexico:

However, just one day earlier, the temperature mysteriously drops into the upper 20’s:

I thought that perhaps the weather station was losing units, but 30.4 C = 86.7 F, which is discontinuity as well, even if it is more believable.  Without the passage of a really strong warm front, the temperature wouldn’t rise that quickly at night.

I did notice that during the day, EasyWX (software provided with the weather station) had no data during this jump, versus the good data coverage on the 25th.  I don’t remember if I was resetting the station at this time.  Perhaps I was, and that was the reason for the poor data.

It seems to happen frequently, so I will investigate this matter some more over the remainder of the summer.

Thank you for reading my post.

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This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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