Local weather

by Eric
(New Jersey)

Weather Observation Equipment

Weather Observation Equipment

A project at my old elementary school took measurements directly from the roof of the school building and made the information available to the public. The idea was that if schools and individuals and other institutions did this around the state, around the country, and around the world, we would have a network of accurate and continually updated weather information.

To take this a step further, if all this information were to be integrated as one, I'm sure the analysis that could be done on it would enhance local weather to a large degree. There is just so much room for improvement in weather forecasting - I can never trust what I hear.

Barry's Response - Eric, that's a great idea. The coordinators of such a program could provide an extremely valuable input to our weather services if they could implement QA/QC (quality assurance and control) to standardize input from various ad-hoc stations. It's been hard to standardize that so far.

See the Wundermaps on the Weather Underground website, wunderground.com for an example of the type of product that can be created by integrating data from multiple stations of this sort.

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It would be even better if there were a dense network of upper-air monitoring. North America has only about a hundred radiosonde stations where instruments are carried by weather balloons, and this data may be supplemented by sporadic pilot reports. It might be possible to get rich 3D data if we can use reusable carriers like drones. We can build our own weather empire with this idea. Yeah, that's it.

Let me tell you something, my friend.

Say my name...It's Assmann, the forecasting guru.

Precision is everything when it comes to forecast models. We're talking about data so clear and precise you'll be blown away. Those other models will look like child's play with our ultra-high resolution surface and upper-air measurements.

Imagine data so sharp and accurate that it can see right into the heart of a storm. This isn't some run-of-the-mill measurement; we need the best. It's data that can read the atmosphere's thoughts, like it's reading its every twist and turn.

We can predict storms with the precision of a master chemist. We'll know when and where the weather's gonna hit, and how to stay ahead of it. It's like a magic formula that unlocks the secrets of the skies.

Let me tell you, this isn't just about science - it's about power. Knowing what's coming, controlling what's uncontrollable. You know the future before it happens, like having the whole world in your hand.

With these ultra-high resolution measurements, we're gonna be the kings of forecasting. We'll be right there, knowing it all, ruling the skies like a king. We're gonna cook up a storm like you've never seen.

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