Our son has this really cool weather station that not only let’s him view the weather data at his house, but lets others view it too. This is really cool. So we decided we needed one for the farm. We bought it, brought it through customs with no tax! and Jon installed it. It is attached to a temporary dowel, in it’s permanent home – attached to a fence post outside the front of the blue house. The dowel is temporary as it’s not quite strong enough – the wind has already caught it a few times and turned it around – so we need an iron rod. But the rain gauge works as does the rest of the sensors.
The wind gauge is the most exciting to watch. We can watch as the wind gets strong and the gusts stronger. We have often wondered how strong the wind really is. Since activating the weather station, we have seen it measure 48 kph with gusts at 56kmp. Which Jon says it really not that impressive, but if you are standing in it trying to work, it feels strong. We are also learning how to read a barometer. Storms blow in here quite often without apparent warning – but not if you keep an eye on the barometer. It’s really quite fascinating.
There is a subscription to an international site that allow others to view our personal weather station. It is free to view all the data for you weather junkies. We do not have the web cam set up yet so you can’t see the storms roll in, but we will eventually get to it. So for now if you are interested in our spring weather the address is: http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=pws:IMALDONA5
Or you can go to: http://www.wunderground.com/ and search for “Garzon, UY” in the top-right search box. By default the result is the “Capitan Curbelo International ” weather station, listed under the Garzon, UY title at the top of the page. Then click the “Change Station” link next to that, the top listing is “La Piccolina Farm, Garz n, MALDONADO (IMALDONA5)“, woohoo! Click that to get the weather for the farm 🙂