What is Weather Intelligence™ Plus?

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What is Weather Intelligence™ Plus?   

Weather Intelligence™ Plus is an exciting new feature available for Rachio 3 that provides hyper local accuracy into the current and projected weather that’s not only in your area, but right outside your door. No other smart sprinkler controller offers weather monitoring this precise or reliable.

Rachio’s Weather Intelligence™ Plus gives you the most accurate weather scheduling available by combining data from national weather stations, more than 270,000 personal weather stations, satellite data, radar data, and more to provide hyperlocal forecasting that’s accurate up to a 36 foot radius. 

What are the functions of Weather Intelligence™ Plus? 

In addition to advanced weather accuracy, Weather Intelligence™ Plus also has the same great skip features as Weather Intelligence. These features act as weather triggers to skip the watering schedules or adjust watering durations, saving you water. 

  • Rain Skip

    • This feature will skip the watering schedule when it's raining; if the precipitation threshold is or will be met (looking back 24 hours and ahead 24 hours) at the time the schedule starts, the schedule will be skipped. You can change this threshold under Weather Intelligence in the "More" tab. For more details, please see: Rain Skip FAQ.
  • Wind Skip

    • This feature is the newest addition to our Weather Intelligence family! Prevent waste by skipping waterings when high winds are likely to scatter water intended for your plants. If wind speeds exceed your predetermined threshold, Rachio will automatically skip your scheduled watering.You can change this threshold under Weather Intelligence in the "More" tab. For more details, please see: Wind Skip FAQ.
  • Seasonal Shift

    • This feature will update your schedule durations on a monthly basis to offset seasonal weather changes. In short, durations increase from winter to summer and decrease from summer to winter. For details, see article: Seasonal Shift FAQ.
  • Saturation Skip

    • This feature will skip the watering schedule anytime the soil moisture balance of ALL zones will stay above the allowed depletion threshold between until the next scheduled watering. For details, please see: Saturation Skip FAQ.
  • Freeze Skip

    • This feature will skip the watering schedule based on the observed temperature; if the temperature threshold at or below at the time the schedule starts, the schedule will be skipped.You can change this threshold under Weather Intelligence in the "More" tab. For more details, please see: Freeze Skip FAQ.

 

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How does Weather Intelligence™ Plus work?

Weather Intelligence™ Plus pinpoints weather within a 36 foot radius, then adjusts your watering schedules accordingly.

This reliable new weather technology is powered by combining data from national weather stations, more than 270,000 personal weather stations, satellite data, radar data, and more to provide hyperlocal forecasting accurate up to a 36 foot radius. Weather Intelligence™ Plus checks hyper-local weather sources minutes before your schedule will run, then runs or skips your schedules accordingly to save water and rescue saturated plants from overwatering. Never get caught watering in the rain again!

Several weather data points showing rain in the forecast? If so, your Rachio 3 will recognize this and adjust or skip waterings so that you don’t waste a drop!

What’s the difference between Weather Intelligence and Weather Intelligence™ Plus? How is Weather Intelligence™ Plus better?

Weather Intelligence™ relies on a single National Weather Service Station or a Personal Weather Station to trigger schedule skips. For more details, please refer to this support article.

Weather Intelligence™ Plus expands weather inputs by adding satellite, radar, atmospheric flight data, and other climate sources for a total-package, informed weather system; you’re no longer tied to one weather station and the limited data set it provides. This increases overall weather prediction accuracy over the original Weather Intelligence software.

Are there any external sensors or other hardware additions required to use Weather Intelligence™ Plus?

Nope, Weather Intelligence™ Plus accompanies the Rachio 3 and provides everything you need to get superior weather data and real-time schedule adjustments - no external sensors or other hardware adjustments needed!

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