Dyacon Weather Stations

Weather Underground PWS Upload

By: Dyacon, 4:14 PM GMT on June 22, 2014

Getting your weather data where you need it, when you need it is a priority for many private weather station users. Several Dyacon banner images feature a text message weather report, the advantages of which I will write about in another post. However, when you have a large number of users a web interface is preferred.

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MS-130, MS-140, and MS-150 weather stations have an integrated cell phone. Using a low-cost data plan, these units are capable of not only sending SMS text message reports to your phone, but can also upload data to your own Weather Underground account. Data from the Newton South Dyacon weather station is available at http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-stati on/dashboard?ID=KUTNEWTO2#history. Below is a sample of the Weather Underground history page.

Graphic Weather Data
Newton South – Dyacon.com Weather Data
The Dyacon Newton South weather station represents the MS-150 configuration. It includes:

Wind speed
Wind direction
Air temperature
Barometric pressure
Relative humidity
Solar sensor
Soil temperature
Rain gauge
Solar power
Cell phone
Data logger
Lightning detection
GPS receiver (future option)
Dyacon Newton South Weather Station
Newton South Private Weather Station



Eugene

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Special Event Weather Stations Safety and Weather Awareness

By: Dyacon, 4:53 PM GMT on June 17, 2014

Special events, such as athletic and motor races, large group camps, or outdoor meetings can pose challenges for organizers as they try to manage resources and hazardous weather concerns. High winds, cold temperatures, and lightning are common in our area and can increase risk of injury. Similarly, high temperatures or high humidity can lead to deadly heat injuries.

Here in northern Utah, races such as Lotoja and Ragnar Relay pass through sparsely populated areas and high altitudes. Rapidly changing weather conditions can jeopardize the safety of participants, support crew, and staff, especially when the route may not be easily accessible to evacuation resources.

Dyacon weather stations can be deployed in key locations to provide quantitative information regarding changing weather conditions in advance of and during events. Support crews may call in “cold” conditions, but actual weather data can help remove ambiguities and provide a concrete basis for management decisions.



Last week, I had an opportunity to help conduct a large group outdoor activity. Myself and several other climbing instructors provided an opportunity for 60 youth to take on a 150 ft (50 m) rappel. The venue was at 9200 ft (2800 m) altitude. While not extreme, it did provide an opportunity to deploy a Dyacon MS-130 to monitor conditions at the peak while we conducted the group activity three hundred feet below.

Event operators can receive weather reports via SMS text message or through Weather Underground. SMS is universally compatible with mobile phones and can be accessed in areas of marginal cell phone coverage.

If you are conducting an event and would like to utilize a Dyacon weather station, please give us a call. We would be happy to support your event.

Eugene

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Alternative Weather Stations

By: Dyacon, 1:44 PM GMT on June 01, 2014

Weather has been around a long time. In fact, the first precipitation fell to the earth about 4.5 billion years ago and likely included high concentrations of iron. (For those with pocket protectors, that was intended to be humorous.)

Measurements of temperature and weather conditions have evolved as our technical sophistication has increased. Today, there are many companies making instruments that measure and record many different climate and weather parameters. While they have not been around as long as the first precipitation, companies like Campbell Scientific, Vaisala, RM Young, Sutron, Luft, and others are well established organizations. Other companies have focused on low-cost instruments, often made in countries with very low labor costs, Davis Instruments and Oregon Scientific are two common names.

Buyers of weather stations are often left with a choice between a low-cost weather station from a department store or a high-cost, scientific instrument that may requires a government grant to buy. Installing and programming a scientific weather station is typically beyond the skill (or interest) of most users and requires trained field technicians and application engineers to get the system up and running. Such solutions leave the user dependent on the reseller or manufacturer to update and maintain the system.

Dyacon offers an alternative weather station system that uses high-end instrumentation elements in an integrated, easy to use package. Weather stations from Dyacon are lower cost than “research-grade” solutions and superior to department store instruments. Dyacon stations are shipped pre-configured, no programming required. If you can install a home light switch and set the clock on your microwave, you have what it takes to install, expand, and maintain a Dyacon weather station.

Dyacon weather stations are designed and manufactured in the U.S. to meet the needs of those who need reliable weather data in a cost effective, practical solution.

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Personal Weather Stations

Newton So. - Dyacon.com
Newton, UT
Elevation: 4488 ft
Temperature: 67.6 °F
Dew Point: 44.9 °F
Humidity: 44%
Wind: 3.8 mph from the SSW
Wind Gust: -
Updated: 10:50 AM MDT on May 03, 2015
Newton So. - Dyacon.com
Newton, UT
Elevation: 4488 ft
Temperature: 67.6 °F
Dew Point: 44.9 °F
Humidity: 44%
Wind: 3.8 mph from the SSW
Wind Gust: -
Updated: 10:50 AM MDT on May 03, 2015

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