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Daytime Fan Aspirated Radiation Shield Added

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 5:33pm CST

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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New Station Rain Cone

Monday, August 25th, 2014 8:32am CST

The PlanoWeather.com rain cone has been replaced with a redesigned model that includes a better debris screen and bird spikes.IMG_20140824_191839

New Page – NWS FWD Office Area Forecast Discussion

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 10:15am CST

A new page has been added to the site that displays the NWS FWD Office Area Forecast Discussionhttp://www.planoweather.com/wxforecastdiscussion.php.

New Page – NOAA Weather Radio

Sunday, December 11th, 2011 7:46pm CST

A new page has been added to the site that provides a NOAA Weather Radio stream – http://www.planoweather.com/wxradio.php.

Page Improvements – Station Historical Graphs

Saturday, May 28th, 2011 9:27pm CST

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.

Page Update – Additional Detail and Summary Reports

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 8:41pm CST

The temperature, precipitation, wind, and snow detail and summary reports have been updated and now include options for barometric pressure, degree days, sunshine hours, solar energy, UV, dew point, and wet bulb.

Page Improvements – Summary and Records

Friday, November 12th, 2010 9:15am CST

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.

Station Anemometer Relocated

Friday, November 5th, 2010 1:47pm CST

PlanoWeather.com AnemometerThe 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.

Upon relocation, we immediately began seeing accurate wind readings. You can see in the below graph that average wind speeds more than doubled and wind direction has stabilized.Wind Reading Graph

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.

Stay tuned!

New Page – Drought Monitor

Friday, October 15th, 2010 5:47pm CST

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.

New Page – Station Historical Graphs

Saturday, September 25th, 2010 9:02pm CST

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.