WeatherFlow is building one of the largest single databases of wind and weather data by means of our weather engine. We are always seeking to add more weather stations to the database. We'd love to ingest your weather data into the weather engine! Share your weather station with the world by using WeatherFlow's applications!
I already have a station:
- We're able to collect real-time data from several types of weather stations. Please let us know the following:
- Weather station type
- Name of the location
- Lat/Lon of the location
- Elevation of the location
- Your email address and contact info
Click here to send us the info and we'll do our best to add your station.
I'd like to buy a station to add to your service:
We know that windAlert members are some of the most wind and weather sensitive people in the world!
At WeatherFlow (windAlert's parent company) we design, install, and maintain our own network of research quality weather stations. These stations are deployed on piers, nav aids, pylons, etc. to give the most accurate readings that can be obtained. Since we design the stations ourselves they are made to last in the harsh outdoor environment for maximum up time. Our engineers know how to defeat lightning, icing, marine corrosion, and so many other factors from their decades of research and real life lessons. In short.. WeatherFlow weather stations are built to last and we dedicate ourselves to keeping them on line and giving maximum data integrity.
Given the above requirements, WeatherFlow stations are higher priced than a typical OTC (over the counter) weather station. We offset these costs through our subscription services, sponsorships, and contracts but what can someone do if they have a great location for a station but can't afford the membership needed or cost outlay for a WeatherFlow premium station?
RAINWISE Weather Stations:
The Rainwise package comes with a network interface that hooks directly to your internet connection so you don't need a dedicated computer to automatically upload your data to WeatherFlow and see your data freely through any of our applications. Here is the link to ** the RainWise Package**. Rainwise can ship globally.
Davis Weather Stations:
We have an agreement with a weather station distributor to give a package including a reliable OTC (over the counter) weather station AND a simple interface to upload the data directly to WeatherFlow. Click here to check it out.
This package includes hardware called the WeatherHub2 that connects directly to the weather station and your router to upload data to us without requiring the use of your computer. If you already have a MeteoHub or WeatherHub: Update your software to upload directly to WeatherFlow.
International: Davis Instruments has international retailers that can help you. Click here to locate a retailer in your region. The MeteoHub2 is the easiest way to interface with lots of weather stations and upload the data directly to WeatherFlow. Unfortunately, there is no international package that includes both the weather station and the MeteoHub2. Here are some **international options** for the MeteoHub2.
Siting your sensors:
Proper siting is vital to collecting collecting data that is most representative of the conditions at your location.
- Here is a good read for sensor siting specifics directly from the World Meteorological Organization.
- Here is a brief guide for siting Davis Instruments.
- All of this is fairly complicated. Since WeatherFlow is primarily focused on wind data, here are some general guidelines for ideal anemometer placement:
Place the anemometer on a dedicated mast at 10 meters (33 feet) height.
3.3 meters (10 feet) above the tallest obstruction in installing on a building.
360 degrees of clear exposure around the instrument.
No obstructions in a 10 to 1 height to distance ratio. (10m height would need 100m radius of no obstructions at the same height)
This is of course idealized. Reality is that unless you are on a very isolated location (like a navigational aid in the water), you will likely have to sacrifice a bit on the siting. Make sure you keep the station exposed and clear to the most frequent wind directions and do your best to get it above obstructions. You can upload notes about your station to the WeatherFlow interface so that others can better interpret the data coming from your location. If you have any questions or need help, contact us as we have been installing weather stations for decades and can assist.