HFHN has installed a weather monitoring station on the roof! Our Ambient Weather WS-1401-IP Observer Internet Weather Station allows us to view, analyze and share the weather conditions at HFHN. We are the only Catholic school in the area with a weather station and it sets us apart from other public schools, too.
What Does it Do?
This is a monitoring station that collects data on Temperature, Heat Index, Will Chill, Humidity, Dew Point, Rainfall, Wind Direction and Speed, Barometric Pressure and UV Radiation. All the data is displayed on an LCD Display in the Science Room and uploaded to the internet for viewing and archiving.
Where Can I See The Data?
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CURRENT WEATHER
You also have the ability to “look back” into the past to view weather data from any day back to when the station was installed. Students can go to the HFHN Weather page on HFHN Student Home under “Links”. Here students will find links to Regional Radar, Live Data From HFHN Rooftop, a Snow Forecast and Hurricane Barrier Tides. Also featured is a 10 day forecast from Weather Underground.
What Good Does Our Data Do?
As stated earlier, our station monitors weather conditions here at HFHN. We are now part of a network of almost 250.000 personal weather stations that provide local data to The Weather Underground a subsidiary of Weather.com and The Weather Channel. Our data is combined with other stations and is used to create the customized local forecasts available to millions of TV and online viewers. So, if you turn on The
Weather Channel, we played a small part in the development of their local forecast.