Shaun Tanner has been a meteorologist at Weather Underground since 2004.
By: shauntanner, 11:30 AM PDT on April 22, 2005
Over the past 4+ years, Weather Underground's community of Personal Weather Stations has grown into a large contingent of thousands of stations that continues to grow on a daily basis. These stations have allowed our users to see what the weather is doing not only in their zip codes or neighborhoods, but on their street itself.
We are excited to see the numbers of Personal Weather Stations increasing, especially in recent months, so we have created this environment to help create a tighter sense of community amongst not only our Personal Weather Station owners, but also our members in general.
Due to the varying number of platforms and software packages capable of uploading station data to us, a variety of problems can and do arise during the configuration process. This environment will provide a quick way of getting solutions to these problems in case I cannot get to them right away.
We want the Personal Weather Station project to continue to grow...and this where you come in. Please let your family and friends know of the project and urge them to get in on the fun. Personal Weather Stations are going to be very important in transforming meteorology from a non-exact science into at least a more-exact one.
Lastly, as a trained meteorologist I love watching weather develop and tracking it around the world. If you have any interesting weather related stories that you would like to share, I would like to hear them. Better yet, if you are a Personal Weather Station owner who captured interesting weather (strong frontal passages, wind gusts, dramatic swings in temperature) via your station's data, post it here!
The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.