A daytime fan aspirated radiation shield has been added to the PlanoWeather.com station. The solar-powered fan will run during the day to reduce the effects of daytime radiation and will cease running when night falls and the effects of radiation are less.
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A new page has been added to the site that displays the NWS FWD Office Area Forecast Discussion – http://www.planoweather.com/wxforecastdiscussion.php.
A new page has been added to the site that provides a NOAA Weather Radio stream – http://www.planoweather.com/wxradio.php.
The station historical graphs page for PlanoWeather.com – http://www.planoweather.com/wxwugraphs.php has been updated to support the latest browser versions. Additionally, a new tab has been added for the display of hourly data and new options for the printing or downloading of charts.
An update has been made to the temperature, rainfall, and wind summary pages with the addition of historical graphs. Additionally, the records page for temperature, rainfall, wind, and snow has been updated with data for barometric pressure and snowfall.
The PlanoWeather.com anemometer has been relocated to a location ideal for recording accurate wind measurements. The previous sitting was at a height of 12 feet and was impacted by obstructions common to a suburban location.
The new installation location was achieved with the addition of a solar powered wireless transmitter and mounting pole.
PlanoWeather.com will continue to make improvements whenever or wherever possible to ensure the most accurate recording and reporting of weather data.
A new page has been added to the site that displays drought information – http://www.planoweather.com/wxdrought.php. The U.S. Drought Monitor was established to assess drought severity in a subjective but uniform manner. Since 1999, various agencies, including those within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), have pooled their expertise with that of academia and local interests to more accurately categorize drought. Incorporating the input of all these entities, the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) issues a weekly assessment of drought severity on a national scale.
A new page has been added to the site that displays historical graphs for PlanoWeather.com – http://www.planoweather.com/wxwugraphs.php. Daily, monthly, and yearly data can be graphed for temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation and solar radiation. Data is available back to February 18, 2009, when PlanoWeather.com was born.