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According to Davis Instruments, this Vantage Pro2 station — mounted on a 21-foot pole on the north coast of the Caribbean island of St. Barts — survived Hurricane Irma, during which it recorded a wind gust of 320 km/h.

Late weather-related holiday gift ideas

With weather stations, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for

With fairly quiet winter weather across the Prairies and as we head into the holiday season, it can be a tough time of year to come up with weather-related articles. I have to thank one reader who reminded me that I didn’t do my usual article on weather-related gift ideas, and while it might be

Nathon Kucherhan checks out a device known as Stevenson Screen, which includes temperature and humidity sensors.

Automatic weather station expanded, modernized

Shoal Lake Airport’s data collection part of grid design

The weather is always a topic of conversation, and with recent upgrades to the automatic weather station at the Shoal Lake Airport, there will be even more details to discuss. According to Nathon Kucherhan, supervisor of Meteorological Services of Canada, based in Winnipeg, the upgrade includes all new infrastructure: cable, signal and power structures and


Davis’s wireless Vantage Pro2 console/receiver unit.

Weather station ideas for the early Christmas shopper

A cheap portable station will provide basic data well enough, but don’t expect longevity

I thought I would start earlier than usual with my yearly look at weather-related items you may want to buy for that weather geek in your life. This way, you have lots of time to look around to try and find the best price. Unfortunately, it kind of hurts when you have to buy from

Gift ideas for the weather aficionado

Got a weather watcher among you? Here's a few items to consider for the holiday season

Once upon a time, when you wanted to find that unique weather gadget, the best website to check out was Ambient Weather based in the U.S. While it still stocks what I consider the best assortment of weather instruments, either high or low tech, it no longer ships internationally. So, unless you have some kind

All I want for Christmas is a weather station

Each year as we start to get ready for Christmas, I like to do an article or two about different weather gadgets that the weather enthusiast you know might just like. As usual, I will look at different price points, but this year I think I’ll try to stick a little closer to home, by


More Christmas Weather Ideas

CO-OPERATOR CONTRIBUTOR Last issue we began our look at what s available for the weather enthusiast on your Christmas list, and we started off by looking at several different weather instruments that are available for under $50. This week we ll continue our look, but will bump up our price range. Don t forget to

All I Want For Christmas Is A… Weather Station!

CO-OPERATOR CONTRIBUTOR Over the last five or so years the interest in home-based weather observation has increased dramatically. At the same time, the availability and afford-ability of these systems has also increased (I m not sure which is driving which). When I first decided to start observing and recording the weather at home, about 15

Weekly weather map – for Jun. 23, 2011

The Weather Vane is prepared by Daniel Bezte, a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the University of Winnipeg. Daniel has taught university-level classes in climate and weather and currently operates a computerized weather station at his home near Birds Hill Park, on 10 acres he plans to


weekly weather map – for Jun. 9, 2011

The Weather Vane is prepared by Daniel Bezte, a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the University of Winnipeg. Daniel has taught university-level classes in climate and weather and currently operates a computerized weather station at his home near Birds Hill Park, on 10 acres he plans to

Weekly Weather – for May. 26, 2011

The Weather Vane is prepared by Daniel Bezte, a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the University of Winnipeg. Daniel has taught university-level classes in climate and weather and currently operates a computerized weather station at his home near Birds Hill Park, on 10 acres he plans to