Sunday, December 21, 2008

Central Market Weather Station

Did you know that Central Market has its own weather station?

There's a little weather station antenna on top of the building, apparently near the flagpole. It's connected to a Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station system, which uses a rain collector, temperature and humidity sensors, and anemometer to forecast the weather.

Visitors to the site, one of three that Central Market operates, will see a detailed local weather page, which includes rainfall statistics, wind velocity and direction, current and historical temperature data, and an animated radar image.

What a great way to get local weather info!

According to the site, the purpose of the site and station "is to provide a service and a bit of entertainment to our customers. Our business is significantly affected by weather, and many of our customers drive long distances to get to our store."

Link to the Shoreline Weather Site.

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