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Weather Information Systems

Updated on July 29, 2008

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Weather Information Systems

Weather Information Systems and weather stations can be purchased for inclusion into your own website as a traffic producing resource. Imagine setting up your own weather information systems hardware and software for a very small amount of money and all with a few clicks of the mouse. If you can click and point, use a screw driver and pliers, then you can setup and install a complete weather reporting station at your location with a live Webcam in just a few hours.

Weather Information Systems and 5 Things To Consider Before Buying One

Weather Information Systems? Here are 5 things to consider in a check list you can use when shopping for Weather Information Systems.

1. Accuracy - Check the degree of accuracy for the following:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Rain Guage

2. Reliability - Check and Compare Manufacturer Warranties

  • Rain Wise offers a 2 year warranty
  • Texas Weather Insrtruments offers a 2 year warranty
  • Maximum Inc. offers a 5 year warranty
  • Davis offers a 90 day warranty

3. Ease of Repair - Look for the ability to repair components vs replacment

4. Modular Design - As an example: Can you mount the anerometer away from the other sensors?

5. Update Rate - Check to see how fast the data updates the various data points such as; Wind Speed and direction, Temp, Humidity Baro Press, Etc.

Weather Console

Basic Weather Station Setup

Create your own personal Weather information System Station web site in minutes, without any knowledge of html or web design. This feature allows you to display local radar images and your personal weather data and because it is a web page it can be viewed from anywhere with internet access.

Click here to see what the WV32 Web Wizard creates!

What Your WeatherView32 Station Provides

Weather Informations System Station includes:

  • Automatic data acquisition and storage. Weather data updates on screen as quickly as weather station allows.
  • Calculated parameters include: wind chill, dew point, rate of change, and heat index.
  • Supports Weather Underground data feeds Capture and display data, forecasts, satellite and Doppler images from the Internet.
  • Publish your weather information on the Internet as images and/or html pages.
  • Automatically download and display satellite images (or any other images available via HTTP) on your real-time weather screen.
  • Animate any retrieved images with a mouse click.
  • New Active Weather/Java Viewer feature allows visitors to your web access to your weather data in near-realtime with moving dials and indicators updated every second.
  • Capture conditions across the state or country via the NWS METAR FTP server.
  • Receive notification of alarm trips via audible, email, or pager. Distribute email with current conditions at specified times daily. View and print a variety of graphs and four standard types of reports.
  • A climate database including daily data for over 10,000 sites in the United States and its territories.
  • Doppler/NEXRAD radar for all United States sites can be viewed within Weather View 32.
  • Weather data can be easily backed up and restored, using the easy to use Weather View 32 provided tool.
  • Make your own personal diary of local weather data by adding specific comments to daily weather. This feature allows you to comment on aspects of weather that the weather Station does not recognize.
  • Sends your weather data to the Citizens Weather Observer Program (CWOP). This program allows you to contribute to improving weather forecasts by providing the National Weather Service with your personal weather data. You can also contribute to the Weather For You and Anything Weather Sites in the same way. In addition, these sites allow you to view other local personal weather data in addition to your own over their web site.
  • Send emails to servers that require password authentication.
  • Send daily and monthly weather data reports in National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) format to your personal website.

Need Advice on What Hardware and Software to Buy?

Dave Heider the developer of this fantastic software and is always available to answer all of your questions. He really enjoys helping people select and get the best Weather Informations System for their particular application. Feel free to contact Dave at WeatherView32.com or give him a call at 503-864-3217 M-F 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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    • Westholm profile image

      Westholm 9 years ago

      Very Cool, I thought that it was always sunny and warm where you are. Here it rains all the time so I guess this would be great for evrywhere inbetween lol

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      ColeMartin 9 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Nice Hub Dominic, as usual full of valuable information.

      Laurie

    • The Health Lady profile image

      The Health Lady 9 years ago

      What a great info. I have seen a few sites where they have live web cams that showed weather information but never knew how they did it. It looks like it would be simple enough for my husband or I to set up.

      Now you've got me thinking....

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      Dominic 9 years ago

      Helo Health Lady,

      Glad it got you thinking and yes you can do it! Dave, at weatherview32.com is a fantastic guy and offers great supoort for his products.

      Dominic

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      meteoboy 7 years ago from GREECE

      Great job !!! and very useful information . Thank you for sharing.

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      suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Loved this Hub. Rated up and I'm a fan.

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      SendaCowChip 5 years ago

      Hello Suziecat 7

      Glad you found the hub interesting. Thank you for rating it up and for becoming a fan.

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