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 &
Amateur Weather Resources
Amateur Radio Station N4NW
Current 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
Online 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
/ 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
Free Weather Stuff
Information on ordering free weather items.
Hurricane Watch Net, Inc.
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 coastal
Kincardine Amateur Weather Station
Local weather & cams.
NOAA Radar Operation Center
Large collection of technical papers on NEXRAD (WSR-88D)
weather and other types of radar.
Peet Bros. Company, Inc
/ St. Cloud, FL
Weather instruments, stations, sensors, accessories.
R.M. Young Company
/ Traverse City, MI
Wind sensors, solar radiation shields &
temperature/RH sensors, programmable translators & indicators.
Robert E. White Instruments, Inc
800-992-3045 / Boston, MA
Offers a tremendous array of high quality
marine and weather instruments.
Royal Meteorological Society
0118 9568500 / UK
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 weather coverage.
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
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.
Weather prediction 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
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.
/ 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 controlled clocks.
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.