AcuRite 5-in-1 display buttons do not work when the unit is forecasting partly cloudy with chance of rain/snow mix

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I received my Acurite 5-in-1 Professional Weather Center model 01536 / 8900123 as a gift just over a year ago. I recently noticed that when the display is forecasting partly cloudy with rain/snow mix the display will freeze and none of the buttons will work. The display will update the weather, but I will be unable to use any of the buttons. It continues to do this until the forecast changes to something else. I have no idea what would cause the display to only freeze when showing a specific forecast, but I would appreciate any help in figuring out why it does so, and how to fix it.
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Ethan Paulakonis

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Ethan,
The following instructions should help resolve any issues you are having with your display. Please let us know if this issue continues after troubleshooting has been exhausted.  Thank you.

To do a pinhole reset: (THIS WILL CLEAR ALL OF YOUR HISTORY AND YOUR SETTINGS)

Please verify that you are using a name brand (Rayovac or Energizer) standard alkaline batteries in the display unit. We do not recommend using anything that is heavy duty, rechargeable, store brand or Lithium inside of the display.

- Remove all power, AC adapter and batteries from the display unit.
- Press and hold down the pin hole reset button, located in the battery compartment, for 20 seconds.
- Plug back into AC power and insert recommended batteries.
- Press and hold down the pin hole reset button for an additional 20 seconds.
- Verify that the unit has powered on and once connection has been made, attempt to set time and date.