Time for another rant:
For those of you have have been loyal Acurite customers and liked to post their data to places like Weather Underground or your personal webspace at Acurite you may have noticed your data is now gone, inaccessible due to the discontinuation of the weather bridge internet device. This hijacking of data has caused a lot of uproar in the weather community especially since they want you to purchase a new connection device for over $100. That nice bridge you have with the pretty blue lights is now a pretty paperweight.
I have been converting to La Crosse equipment before Acurite decided to hold our data for ransom until I can afford Davis Vantage weather devices which are far more expensive but decidedly far superior. Acurite sent notices to their customers about the change several months ago after their connections to Weather Underground was severed.
I can’t imagine what the powers that be at Acurite were thinking and have noticed from message boards and blogs that their customers were leaving in droves. This commentator feels it is a dirty way to treat its customers and should have offered a way to support both devices instead of wiping all those gigabytes of data which were owned by its customers.
So, a big thumbs down with loud boos and hisses to Acurite for the way they treat their customers. Shame on you…
We have the Skywarn event at the Luella Collins Community Center in Shelbyville on Saturday. If you have never been there you should check it out – it sits way out in the county and features a wide open great room with gorgeous high ceilings and a beautiful, centrally-located fireplace, a multipurpose room with a half court gym, three classrooms and a beautiful walkout deck with overlooking tranquil Boot Lake.
To get there take the Shelbyville exit off 131 to 7th street – head north to 126th avenue – turn right on 126th and follow it to the center. The event is from 10am to noon.
We will begin today with lots of sunshine before the clouds move in later which will usher in an active weather pattern for Wednesday and Thursday which will include locally heavy rain, fog, thunderstorms and possibly high winds. Below is the SPC map for Thursday bringing the marginal risks for storms into SW Michigan. We are still looking at high temps for Thursday in the mid 60s…
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