How Technology Has Improved Weather Predictions

The weather is a strange thing and it is often thought unpredictable. This couldn’t be further from the truth and technology has proven it time and time again. With Hurricane Harvey in full swing, consumers have seen the power of technology to predict the weather yet again. Of course, the weather predicting technology wasn’t always accurate or reliable. In fact, it has improved significantly over the past few years. Within this guide, you will discover the ways technology has improved weather predictions. The Utilization Of Drones Drones are still in their infancy. They have a long way to go, before they become mainstream. Nevertheless, various professionals have found a use for drones and this includes meteorologists. When attempting to collect meteorological data, scientists are often required to sample the atmosphere in remote locations. Those locations are difficult to access through conventional means. The drone may be able to help simplify this problem by giving scientists access to the information that is needed. Continue reading

Color coded weather forecasting with Raspberry Pi

It is hard to display weather forecasting in compact form especially for longer periods. Text based display would look too cluttered. Color coding looks more promising. AughtNaughtZero have shared his instructable on building 32 hour weather forecasting device on Raspberry Pi. For displaying various weather parameters he used custom 6×16 RGB LED matrix. Raspberry Pi pulls weather data from Weather Underground API using Python script. The each of 6 rows of LED matrix is dedicated to different parameter: temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed, chance of precipitation, and weather condition arrays. The each column of of each line is spread for 32 hours of data where each dot is color coded to represent the forecasting for two hour period. The python script uses couple libraries and code snippets to handle color LEDs and encode weather data pulled from Weather Underground. He used 8” x 10” shadow box frame to put it all together. The end result looks really intuitive and easy to follow. Continue reading

Pulling information with weather widget

It is always nice to know current and future weather. There are tons of computer or android apps that allow constantly monitor weather data of any locations you selected. But not everyone likes these widgets being on screen. So why not building a physical weather widget that would display pretty same information on graphical LCD. deba168 has published his instructable where he builds a weather widget using ESP8266 serial WiFI transceiver that can also be programmed in arduino manner. He used 128×64 OLED display to show localized weather data along with time and date. He pulls weather data from wunderground by using free account. And finally he used 3D printed enclosure that blends in on any surface. Continue reading

The Compact and Accurate Weather Station

What is your definition about “Weather Station”? Most people thought that the weather station must be a place full with instruments and equipment to make observations of atmospheric conditions. The main goal of the weather station is providing information to make weather forecasts and study the weather and climate. Frankly, they have the point here, as it’s the normal and ordinary thoughts about the weather station. However, times have changed and the advancement of technology has allowed us to build the compact weather station, which you can put it inside your pocket and take it to everywhere you want instantly! For your information, although this weather station is quite compact, but it equipped with pressure reading, relative humidity detector, indoor and remote outdoor temperature display. It can be measured in Celsius or Fahrenheit. And, it supported with mbar/hPa or mm Hg. Beside that, it also has these following fantastic features: It included with latest calendar and clock update; Easy 3-button user menu; 42 hour history display; Auto-memory (It displays of all high and low values simultaneously); Power saving sleep mode.… Continue reading