New Waynflete weather station

A weather-monitoring station was recently installed on the roof of the Lower School. The station measures wind direction and velocity, outdoor temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, and rain data. It also provides ultraviolet radiation (UV) and electromagnetic intensity readings that, along with temperature and wind velocity, determine the rate of soil evaporation. This is helpful information for farmers. The UV index determines the degree of harmful exposure to human skin while electromagnetic intensity readings are useful for architects who are trying to maximize building heat in the winter and coolness in the summer. Students will be able to track and analyze weekly, monthly, seasonal, and annual weather trends from any digital device.

The first nor’easter of the season hit just a few days after the station was installed. The wind gauge measured a gust of 57 mph!

Thanks to teacher Bob Olney for helping make this happen.

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