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. 

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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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