A blog for the observation, study and discussion of weather phenomena in the CSRA.
By: LesCimes , 7:08 PM GMT on June 23, 2011
Weather Underground provides a terrific product for weather information. One feature that I particularly like is the WunderMap®. The dynamically updated WunderMap® shows everything related to the current weather of the area in view. The WunderMap® is the most convenient way to see at a glance all the weather stations in the CSRA. There are approximately two dozen! (I use an approximate number because not all of the area weather stations are always online.)
Setting the weather corners of the CSRA would be the Louisville weather station to the southwest, Lincoln Cty station to the northwest, Batesburg in the northeast (near Shealy's BBQ :) and a Barnwell station to the southeast. Within the area marked out by these four stations are a couple of stations in Aiken, National Weather Service stations and the personal weather stations of weather hobbyists.
A weather station is a "natural" for educational applications. One school, Westminster Schools of Augusta, currently operates a campus station for science classes. Greenbrier Elementary is planning a weather station for the outdoor classroom area. This station should be online by the end of the summer.
Weather Underground displays the weather data provided through several sources.
1.There are four National Weather Service stations in the CSRA - Bush Field, Daniel Field, Aiken and Thompson. Each of these stations are also displayed via NWS web sites.
2. The MADIS stations (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System) has several locations. There are three in the Savannah River Site area and one at the Clarks HIll Dam and one in Warrenville, SC.
3. Last but not least are the numerous "personal" weather stations operated, presumably, by weather hobbyists like myself. Modern electronics used in prosumer weather equipment have made collecting weather data and contributing to the Internet weather networks a viable hobby that is both fascinating and a public service.
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