semi good news. It would appear that the back yard camera just got reset to factory defaults by the series of power glitches rather than permanently damaged. However, I will need to re-establish all the settings in order to get it working on the site again. I may not get that done for a couple days because of other obligations.
OK, I think I figured out the rain gauge problem. It looks like a pine needle had gotten into the rain collector and was diverting the water away from the measurement device. I need to figure out a way to keep pine needles from getting to the bottom of the collector.
Now, another, perhaps more serious problem has come to light. Yesterday we had a series of power outages which seem to have knocked out the back yard camera. We’ll see if I can get it working again.
It actually has been raining over the last couple days. Unfortunately, it appears that the weather station rain gauge isn’t working properly. I will attempt to troubleshoot the problem when it clears up.