Yet another of my hobbies has been weather phenomena.
This might be evident from the number of
Cool Pic subjects
that have had to do with weather. As a once-aspiring pilot, I spent quite a bit of time studying
the daytime sky (see my Amateur Astronomy
page for my nighttime sky observations).
Although, as with most other hobbies, the flying was put on the back burner many years
ago while raising a family, earning a BSEE degree, fixing up houses, working massive overtime
and other activities got in the way. I did manage to build and fly a few model airplanes during
that period, so the weather still held great interest for me. In fact, since free flight and
RC gliders occupied a lot of my time, knowledge of winds, thermals, cloud formations, etc.,
played a large part in how successful flights were. Once the kids are out of college and there
might actually be some disposable income to dispose of, I would like to get a really nice
remote weather station that reports to my computer. For now, a Sam's Club atomic clock (signal
received from Boulder) with an outdoor remote thermometer is about as exotic as it gets. I
use the old finger method for gauging the rest of the weather: Hold up your finger outside;
if it gets wet, it's raining, if it turns white, it's snowing, if it casts a shadow, it's
sunny to mostly sunny, etc.
Amateur Weather Manufacturers & Services
Amateur Weather Resources
Amateur Radio Station N4NW
Stafford County, VA
conditions & links.
Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center
Celebrating 25 years of Public Service! Our Mission: To Help Save Lives.
Alabama Weather Network
The Huntsville Area Weather Network (HAWN) is primarily comprised of Amateur Radio stations
using the Automated Position Reporting System (APRS) into APRSWXNET and Citizen Weather Observer
Program (CWOP) [http://www.wxqa.com] sites, which augment the existing National Weather Service
(NWS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),
etc. weather observation sites across the region.
Amateur Weather Photography Contest
Sponsored by the AMS Student Chapter of the University of Utah.
Amateur Weather Satellite Imaging
S. Warley's satellite images from the University of Vermont.
APRSWXNET/Citizen Weather Observer Program
system and method of weather data collection from widely separated citizen weather stations.
The British Weather
Information the British weather from a personal weather station.
BT/WSR-2002 Amateur Weather Radar Project
Amateur radio based weather radar project by Sean Breheny(KA3YXM) and Anish Trivedi.
CT Weather Center, Inc
203-730-2899 / Danbury, Connecticut
Forecasts, radar maps, warnings and more.
Dayton Section -
W8OK Severe Weather Observation Reporting Network, serving west central Ohio and the White
Water Valley of Indiana.
Free Weather Stuff
Information on ordering
free weather items.
Hurricane Watch Net, Inc.
Consists of a group of licensed
Amateur Radio Operators trained and organized to provide essential communications support
to the National Hurricane Center during times of Hurricane emergencies. Our primary mission
is to disseminate tropical cyclone advisory information to island communities in the Caribbean,
Central America, along the Atlantic seaboard of the U.S., and throughout the Gulf of Mexico
Kincardine Amateur Weather Station
Local weather & cams.
NOAA Radar Operation Center
of technical papers on NEXRAD (WSR-88D) weather and other types of radar.
Peet Bros. Company, Inc
800-872-7338 / St. Cloud, FL
Weather instruments, stations, sensors, accessories.
R.M. Young Company
231-946-3980 / Traverse City, MI
Wind sensors, solar radiation shields & temperature/RH sensors, programmable translators &
Robert E. White Instruments, Inc
Offers a tremendous array of high quality marine and weather instruments.
Royal Meteorological Society
0118 9568500 /
The Royal Meteorological Society is the national society for all those whose profession
or interests are in any way connected with meteorology or related subjects.
The Skyhawk Weather Station
Serving Tiltonsville, Ohio and surrounding communities in the Ohio Valley 24 hour real-time
SKYWARN, founded in
the early 1970's is made up of a group of trained, dedicated amateur weather enthusiast who
work in conjunction with the National Weather Service by observing and reporting adverse weather
conditions to promote public safety and minimize property damage.
A survey of official
temperature reporting stations revealed that the enclosure standards change in 1979, combined
with improper siting, has resulted in significant errors that bias readings upward. This website
was created in response to the realization that very little physical site survey data exists
for the entire United States Historical Climatological Network (USHCN) and Global Historical
Climatological Network (GHCN) surface station records worldwide.
education site whose goal is to introduce teachers to the most successful school weather program
in the U.S. and get the student involved in this fascinating science. The Program was designed
by Jim Witt and honed via years of teaching and weather predictions. The American Meteorological
Society is presenting a Special Award at their Annual Award Banquet in Seattle, Washington
on January 26th ,2011, For innovative leadership in teaching high school meteorology, mentoring,
and inspiring his students to accomplishments in the meteorological community and in life."
Weather Amateur Radio Network (WARN)
WARN is the amateur radio organization charged by the Wilmington, OH office of the the
National Weather Service to collect and relay severe weather reports from Cincinnati area
HAMs to the NWS.
Weather by Giannetta
WeatherMatrix is a worldwide organization
of over 6000 online amateur and professional weather enthusiasts -- meteorologists, storm
chasers and spotters, and weather observers from all parts of the globe.
Weather in North Wales
Various local weather links.
888-992-2270 / Copper Hill, VA
Weather Stations for amateur weather enthusiasts, pilots, and ham radio operators. Featuring
Davis Instruments, La Crosse Technology, and Nielsen-Kellerman, we carry a wide variety of
cabled and wireless weather stations, wireless rain gauges, weather alert radios, and radio
Especially useful to those who visit our site is our Weather Station
Education Center, a non-commercial and comprehensive guide to weather measurement equipment;
how they work, what applications they're used in, and how they should be set up.