Weather. It’s one of Mother Nature’s most dangerous and unpredictable weapons and even with some of the best technology and ideas out there we have yet to confirm how all of it works. Tornados for instance have stumped scientists for years and it’s only been in the last decade or so that they’ve been able to narrow the arrival of a tornado down to the span of a few minutes.
In years past we had even less warning time than that. So everyday when we learn something new about the destructive forces of nature, we’re able to widen that gap between knowledge and arrival so that a few thousand more lives can be saved. We curse it, we fight it, we surrender to it, and sometimes when it’s decided to play gently with us, we enjoy it.
Whatever our individual take on varying weather patterns whether it’s snow, rain, sleet, lightening, tornados, hurricanes, or tsunamis, we depend on the knowledge available to us to make it safely from day to day. Even if it is for something as mundane as go for your daily run or sunbathing to even your tan, weather information is essential, invaluable, and often times, taken for granted.
Rain, sleet, snow, flooding, tornados, hurricanes, and any number of other occurrences could ruin your day if not your life. So we all understand on an instinctual level how much prior knowledge is appreciated, even if the daily report on the news or on the radio is often taken for granted. Storm chasers risk life and limb to follow behind the most devastating storms sweeping across the country. Scientists and researchers spend hours pouring over charts depicting information received from satellites and weather balloons.
Prior knowledge is all that’s needed in most cases to save a lot of lives. But though reports on the news and radio may be taken for granted, we can’t always have a radio or television with us so it’s a good thing that weather technology has improved to the point where we can now carry portable weather stations around with us wherever we go.
There are weather stations for your home that can be placed in your backyard to help you prepare for storms and fierce winds. Invaluable information if you happen to garden whether in a small personal garden or on a production like scale. There are also stations where you can put them in schools government buildings and anywhere else where the bit of extra knowledge or warning could come in handy.
Thanks to portable weather stations we can now take advantage of all of this effort in the best way possible. Now you can get second by second information as the weather is changing as well as IP networking, WiFi, and internet software packages all of which can be included in one small, affordable device.
Work, school, on the road, no matter where you are or what you’re doing you can check the humidity, temperature, dew point, inches of rain, and pressure. If you happen to have allergies or breathing problems there is also software that lets you check pollen level and smog density.
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