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We're missing something

By: Zranch, 10:59 PM GMT on January 11, 2013

I'm only an amateur at this. I can't find reference to monitoring the sun. We track current wind, temperature, rainfall, but not current "sunfall". Why don't wx stations have a light intensity sensor with calibration to some standard? Extremely handy to solar energy planning and farmers. That should be part of every weather station and reporting system. I've never seen it.

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Anemometer location

By: Zranch, 9:53 PM GMT on January 11, 2013

Finding a good spot for the anemometer is difficult. Trees and building interfere. Height matters. Wonder what is a 'standard' height.

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Thermometer location

By: Zranch, 9:51 PM GMT on January 11, 2013

Moving my temp sensor to a different location because winter morning sun hits it now. Will probably need a winter and summer location for the sensor.

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Just a normal guy with a weather station just for fun, my own info, and maybe info for others. Trying to keep it accurate and on-line. Ron, KD6E

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Temperature: 90.4 °F
Dew Point: 61.2 °F
Humidity: 38%
Wind: 1.8 mph from the WSW
Wind Gust: 8.7 mph
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