This was a lot like a government job.
You can add that to your bookmarks, or just bookmark all our weather stations, or learn a little bit more about how to assess the local weather.
Well done to all! All the work was volunteer, but all the equipment was paid for by the club. Remember to renew your membership, or if you just flat out like what we do we also accept donations.
These plain-jane weather stations cost around $1,100, and the recent El Cap one with all the extra sensors was about $1,600 (supported in part by the San Diego River Park Foundation.) The annual cell plan for each station is around $36.
If you have a site in San Diego that you think would be appropriate for a weather station to support free flight, please reach out and contact us, we love working with others and building our understanding of the sky!
For this 5th station, we chose the Ultrasonic wind sensor like at Palomar and Laguna for less maintenance and more obscurity due to no moving parts. The rest of the system is similar to the Palomar, Horse, and El Cap stations that are also solar powered and send data over a cellular network connection. Data is then sent to the Holfuy Data hosting site and WEB based data visualization.
- Data Sheet for the Little Black, Palomar, & Laguna LCJ CV7 Ultrasonic Wind Sensor
- Data Sheet for the Horse Davis 6410 Anemometer Wind Sensor
- How are the Holfuy weather stations measuring and processing the wind speed