I used the outdoor GE Z-Wave switch for my lights around my pool fence as a test, it picked up the correct snow text and turned my fence lights on, so it works for sure. (which I am happy about) but I need to figure out a way to have it start and turn off as needed.
For example, snow is coming, it sees the forecast text, but if its two days before the actual storm, i don't want it to turn on, I am looking to have it running about 2-3 hours before snow or ice starts to drop.
When the snow is gone, i would want it to stay on for some amount of time ti make sure things are clear, but not continue to run if it sees snow in the forecast text.
Nice! I was looking at roof heaters as well but we haven't had any issues in 10 years with ice dams (fortunately)
I updated my rule above to add a list of OR statements so that it checks for SNOW or Freezing Rain or Sleet.
As noted above, I wanted them running when i choose, not when the internal thermostat saw it was less than 40 degrees, didnt want my composite decking to damage.