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    Weather Gurus & Those Riding NTM


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    (nice work)

    holy information overload...

    howzabout somethin' that either says "good to go" or "stay away" for us folks w/ ADHD.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    holy information overload...

    howzabout somethin' that either says "good to go" or "stay away" for us folks w/ ADHD.


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    I'm still waiting for the Webcam attachment to arrive. That should make it easy to decide.

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    It'll be sweet when you have one of those installed on every trail in the area.
    Now get to work!

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    How are you getting cloud base info?

    And is the UV sensor not hooked up?

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    Wow... you keep your house much warmer than I do during the winter.

    Don't give details or I might run out and purchase that setup for myself, more numbers to track, sweet.

    I've bookmarked it, the wind info will probably be the most useful to me.
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    my head just asploded.

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    That's pretty much useless without tracking soil moisture. Nice try, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    How are you getting cloud base info?

    And is the UV sensor not hooked up?
    I think cloud base is figured out by baromteric pressure, humidity and altitude, though I am not a meteorologist. The thing does it for me, so you'll have to ask Oregon Scientific.

    UV sensor is not hooked up (another option but I was too cheap to buy it), but the whole thing does function by solar power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartographer
    That's pretty much useless without tracking soil moisture. Nice try, though
    Aha! I positioned the rain collector as close to the ground as possible. Plus the whole unit is only four feet off the ground, so it is safe to say that if you say if you see over 40% humidity and a trace amount of rain in the past 24 hours then NTM will be tacky at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nepbug
    Wow... you keep your house much warmer than I do during the winter.

    Don't give details or I might run out and purchase that setup for myself, more numbers to track, sweet.

    I've bookmarked it, the wind info will probably be the most useful to me.
    That room just tends to be warmer than the rest of the house because of umpteen 'puters and south facing windows.

    Oregon Scientific WMR200

    I really bought it mostly for wind speed. A couple of months ago I had a 115 MPH gust that knocked over a one ton wall and pergola on my patio and busted it up to the tune of $5K! I had another unit attached to that structure at the time of it's demise and 115 mph was the last measurement it made. Insurance was nice enough to rebuild the structure and buy me a new weather station .

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    This is what I use, and it's close to my house.

    http://www.eol.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/weather.cgi?site=fl

    Get yourself one of these for accurate cloud height! :P

    http://www.vaisala.com/weather/produ...ilometers/cl31

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    This is what I use, and it's close to my house.

    http://www.eol.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/weather.cgi?site=fl

    Get yourself one of these for accurate cloud height! :P

    http://www.vaisala.com/weather/produ...ilometers/cl31
    That's a cool little device until the laser shines in the cockpit of a jet and the feds are knocking on your door.

    There are more of these little weather stations like mine than you think. I also update Weather Underground with my data. Here's all the stations around the hood (scroll down):

    http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/...st?query=80403

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    That is some cool Stuff.

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    Ward Forecast

    Just replace the latitude and longitude at the end of the URL for a forecast anywhere. I setup bookmarks at my favorite trailheads. This format is nice for picking the ideal riding window.

    Who's gonna write the Google Maps hack?

    A few more:
    Eldora
    Mt. Evans
    Kenosha Pass

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    Weather station at AST Sport Sciences - C470 and Colfax. Good for Mathew Winters, Green Mountain, and Apex conditions
    http://www.ast-ss.com/astweather/index.html

    Wind farm on 93 and 128
    http://www.nrel.gov/midc/nwtc_m2/display/

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    Looking for a tracker (handle bar mounted) that can locate any mt. lions in the area! Specifically size, weight, color, direction of travel, eating patterns, etc.Thanks for all the weather info guys! In all seriousness, what kind of weather stations are these and how much do they cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    Looking for a tracker (handle bar mounted) that can locate any mt. lions in the area! Specifically size, weight, color, direction of travel, eating patterns, etc.Thanks for all the weather info guys! In all seriousness, what kind of weather stations are these and how much do they cost?
    My station is an Oregon Scientific WMR200. It's about $240, but don't let that stop you. There are cheaper units that do a good job. Costco had one for $100 not too long ago that did all the functions the WMR200 does. That's the one that got demolished when the wind blew my patio wall over.

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    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    That's a cool little device until the laser shines in the cockpit of a jet and the feds are knocking on your door.
    Dude, it's not only eyesafe, it's infrared so you can't see the beam.

    PS: Your current report says overcast and gloomy day. Funny since I think this is one of the best days of spring here in Boulder. Sorry about the gloomy day in Golden. Does that weather station have a magic eight-ball fortune teller attached?

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