I sent out a newsletter a couple weeks ago telling you about the firewall
problems we were having on the NeRAIN site. That major access problem has
apparently been solved by our IT staff. There will still be a few
occasional ups and downs but hopefully nothing like we were experiencing.
Speaking of downs, there is a planned upgrade that will take place at 1:00
PM today so the site will be down for just a brief (5-10 minutes) period
at that time.
New Features for the site
Once you are signed in on the site, you will see a new link left of the
“Welcome to the NeRAIN Web Site” on the home page at:
http://nerain.dnr.ne.gov/NeRAIN/index.asp. The link will say
“sign-out!” and will allow you to log out so others using your computer
will not have the same access you have to the site. This feature was
requested by the Coordinators, since they have access to change much more
information than volunteer observers.
Do you record for more than one site?
This is a repeat from last newsletter but it is worth it if you are one of
those people that enter data for more than one station. Currently you
have to re-log in for each site you monitor and that is sort of a hassle
to do. If you are one of those that do manage more than one site, please
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll set you up to make this much
easier to do. Be sure to let me know your StationName (ex. linc002) and
the StationNames of the other sites you are responsible for.
Do you need to enter 0.00 if there is no rain?
Weeeeelllll, we would certainly like you to, but you are volunteers so you
can help us as much as you are willing. Knowing where it doesn’t rain is
as important as knowing where it does rain. We’ve have tried to make it
easy to enter those 0.00 entries by providing the “Multiple Zero Readings”
button on the “data entry” page. If you haven’t tried that, check it out.
All you need to do to fill in multiple zero readings is to click on all
the check boxes where you had zero rain and click on the “Add to Report”
button. You can go back through June with the form so if you need to
enter 0.00 back further than that, let me know.
Thanks again for volunteering for NeRAIN.
Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94676
Lincoln, NE 68509-4676