Weather Station

How Does a Wireless Weather Station Work?

When planning an outdoor event, you'll want to make sure that your firm has the best wireless weather station available in order to get real-time assessments of how things look. You might be surprised at how simple outdoor weather stations actually are.Simply put, a weather monitoring station is just a device full of tools that are used to observe local weather conditions. Most modern stations are automated to show precise data in real time, and wireless weather stations are connected to a network of similar stations that can give your station advance notice of adverse conditions. This allows you to tell your employees to head indoors if there's any chance of a storm coming to pour rain on your event.A normal weather station has five basic sensors. The first is a thermometer. A station thermometer not only gives you the current temperature, but it also measures differences between temperatures indoors and outdoors, measures highs and lows over a period of time and shows the average temperature. Some even measure wet-bulb globe temperatures, or WBGTs.WBGT measures heat stress through a combination of factors such as the levels of sun and cloud in the sky, the sun's angle, humidity and wind speed. They can give you a good idea of whether or not your employees can cope with physically strenuous events, like a company softball game, on warm summer days.The second common instrument is a barometer. This measures the pressure in the air. Changes in barometric pressure are a key indicator of changing weather conditions and can give you an idea of when a storm might be coming.The third instrument on an outdoor weather station is a hygrometer. This is used to detect humidity in the air, and it can show absolute and relative humidity on the station's screen or app. Since temperatures significantly influence humidity, the hygrometer will usually be found next to the thermometer.The fourth instrument is an anemometer. This is used to detect wind speed and direction. There are numerous types from the well-known cup anemometer to the newer sonic anemometer. They all do the same job, however, and they record average speeds, the fastest sustained winds over a period of time and the fastest wind gusts.The fifth instrument is a simple rain gauge. Although there are many varieties, they all measure how much rain has fallen over a certain area.What separates a wireless weather station from other types of weather monitoring stations is the fact that wireless stations can also get automated weather alerts from the wireless network or local weather authorities. The best wireless weather stations also allow you to view archived data from months in the past, and their connections to other stations on the network will give you a precise timetable of when bad weather could come.All of this can be used to help you decide what events you can hold outdoors and how long you can hold them, which can ensure the success of your company's outdoor gathering. For more helpful information regarding these products, contact us at Perry Weather!