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How a Weather Station Can Help Your Local Community

Posted in Personal Weather Stations on February 11, 2017

Usually local communities relies on weather data from some distant locations like airports or weather observation outposts. But what they need is a local weather data which they can trust and rely on. They need quality information to make their critical social and business decisions.

Often the data from these distant location is not relevant to their local weather conditions or historical data. That's way a local weather station is the perfect device for solving these problems.

Installing a weather station unit, on strategic position, will give a real time telemetry, online access and live constant data logging. The service can be hosted on a website and be freely accessible from all the local stakeholders. Anyone with Internet access will be able to visit the site to view a real-time weather conditions.

The collected data can be exported and used later for historical analysis.

What are the outcomes

Local farmers will be able to make better informed decisions for their irrigation scheduling, planting time based on current soil temperature, and forecasting based on historical weather data.

They will be able to make better informed decisions around their water management and climate can now be made more accurate locally relevant weather data, solar radiation, and rain fall data.

All local weather data will be available to all the growers in the region live and online.

Alerts function is a feature on most of the devices so, early warnings are possible. Sanding these alerts to a phone numer, email, or social media accounts is easy taks.

The local community, businesses, schools and other stakeholders will have access to a local based weather station that provide locally relevant weather data and historical record keeping. This device will be shared with all the community groups.

Other benefits

The economic benefits will be improved yields, production system efficiency and reduced input costs growers will be able to make better informed decisions around irrigation scheduling, planting time

in response to soil temperature monitoring or budgets and forecasting based on local historical weather data.

The benefits for student will come with organizing a local Weather Club, creating a 'weather workshop' to show them the weather data and get them to participate in a quiz that they had designed themselves

The environmental benefits will be better informed decisions around water management and climate by utilizing more accurate, locally relevant weather data, solar radiation, evapotranspiration and rainfall data. Possible improvement in water use efficiencies as a result. Improved nitrogen use efficiencies by reducing the occurrence of water logging events when locally relevant weather data is used in conjunction with irrigation scheduling.

 

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