SFH Journal: 2019-01-04 – Why Report Weather?

Why is weather reporting important? For almost a year you’ve heard us complain about windstorms, hurricanes, temperature, humidity, and rain. But all of that whining is merely anecdotal. Using calibrated and reliable instrumentation, we can now give you actual data and relate them across days, weeks, months, and years. It’s wetter, but how much wetter. It’s humid, but how humid. Now we can show you why 95°F at SFH is different than 95°F in Idaho Falls, ID.

Weather is the story behind the many other stories here at SFH. This is our way of helping you understand.

Highlight: The Serendipity Farmhouse Weather (WX) Station has been up and running for over 24 hours. We are slowly familiarizing ourselves with the workings of the new system, but we have a long way to go until we can bring you select WX data on the blog.

For the time being,  we have to learn more about the system, calibrate the instrumentation, and work out the best ways to have the data presented on the blog. We will keep you informed of what we’re up to and try not to bore you with technical minutia. As is our standing policy, when we mess up, we will explain what went wrong and give you the lessons learned.

If you would like to see the near real-time readout of the new SFH WX Station click here.

SFH WX Station Report: The following table summarizes our first day of weather observations.

03 JAN – Thursday High Low Average
Temperature 50.5 °F 30.4 °F 40.4 °F
Dew Point 35.6 °F 29.5 °F 31.7 °F
Humidity 96% 49% 82%
Precipitation 0 in

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