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Last Post 20 Aug 2016 04:27 PM by  Gustnado
Screenshot of the Form used for data entry
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20 Aug 2016 04:27 PM

    Here is a screen shot of the form used for entering data.

    Please notice the lower case "i" with a dark circle background at the beginning of each field. This stands for "information" and if you hover your mouse over it, a panel will appear with help and/or suggestions (the below is just a screenshot so the hover effect only works on the real data entry page).

    For the Date and Time, to keep things uniform, it is suggested that the date and time "picker" be used.

    As the user's name does not appear, for those that do want to share something, you can add a short (very short, please) description such as "Desert Rat Ranch" or whatever others may know you or your place by. This field is optional.

    Please notice the red bar by the "Precip" (Precipitation) field. The red indicated this is a required field. As it is expected the biggest use of this will be for rainfall, that field is required, more as a reminder. If for example, you wish to make a post about something blooming that day and there was not any rain, just put a 0 (zero) in that field.

    The wind direction and Sky fields utilize a drop down box. Please select the closest entry. The wind direction shows typical compass directions such as N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, etc. When you select the direction from which the wind is blowing from, the actual entry will be in degrees (ie, E = 90)

    The Sky field uses standard meteorological abbreviations such as follows:

    The cloud cover will either be CLR (0/8 cloud coverage), FEW (1/8 TO 2/8 cloud coverage), SCT (SCATTERED, 3/8 TO 4/8 cloud coverage, BKN (5/8-7/8 coverage), and OVC (OVERCAST, 8/8 Coverage).

    The remarks field is for anything important that cannot be described elsewhere. A good example is when flowers or cactus blooms appear. Pleas keep this short. Specific keywords separated by commas is preferred as opposed to verbose sentences. In other words, try to only enter words here that might be used in a search.



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