If reading instructions is your thing you are on the right page as this is where I explain what this station display actually does and it is worth skimming if not reading as initially some fields may seem to conflict with others however this is down to the use of secondary data sources and all is explained below:
HINT – click on the thumbnail images to make them bigger.
Please note that smart phone users will see a slightly different display to personal computer (PCs) users and the display is optimised for both so on a smart phone you will see on what is deemed to be the most important fields in a vertical manner, so scroll down for more.
The full display is available to PC users and some individual fields have the ability to display additional data in the form of graphs or graphics.
Before I explain the fields you may prefer your display to be in Fahrenheit as opposed to Celsius you can swap between the two by clicking the F button in the top right hand side of the screen alongside the current time (24 Hour Format)
This option method applies to PC users only however smart phone users can use the menu settings denoted by three horizontal lines top left of the screen as can PC users.
Top Row left to right:
Sunshine Hours Data: The number of hours the sun has been shining without cloud obstruction.
Rainfall Data from 05/08/2018: This field displays the rain total for the current year and month.
Weather Alerts: This field will alert you of condition changes such as significant rises or drops of temperature, it will also alert you of weather ‘news’ such as a partial eclipse.
Second Row left to right:
Temperature: This is the current Binbrook Micro climate temperature in that it is the temperature recorded directly at this station, this will update every 60 seconds and displays current temperature along with wet bulb and dew point temperatures and the current humidity.
At the bottom of the field are three tabs allowing you to look at historical data for the year, month and day. This is data specific to this station however its reporting is via Weather Underground which is another site I upload to.
Forecast: This is taken from Darksky.net however it is based on the data from our Binbrook readings so should be reasonably good.
Current Conditions: This is based on METAR data so in a format standardised for use by pilots, METAR and the source of the data shown in this field is Humberside (EGNJ) Airport so if you have plans to fly out of Humberside this is the field to check.
Do bear in mind this is always going to be slightly out from the Binbrook reading as they are specific to a zone and more importantly are a micro climate as such as the weather sensors are in a specific location so weather shown is for here at LN8.
Third Row left to right
Wind & Wind gusts: This field gives live wind data including speed, direction and gusts with historical data at the bottom via the three small tabs, again this data is specific to this site and is read via WU.
Barometer: Current barometer reading at this station including trends and although the default is hPa which is the same as mbar and is also shows the pressure in Inches. Again with historical data at the bottom.
At the bottom of the field are three tabs again allowing you to look at historical data for the year, month and day. Again this is read from WU.
Daylight: The numbers of daylight hours remaining today, this field also shows sunrise and sunset times for our location and has tabs at the bottom to show additional data and information such as the state of the Perseids meteor showers.
Fourth Row left to right:
Rainfall today: This tells you if it has rained and if so at what rate and how much and yet again with historical data read from WU. The start data is high by around 1mm for day one as I had to flush the filter on the rain meter to remove the dust from the filter after several weeks without rain. Historical tabs are at the bottom as usual.
Earthquake module: This tells you where the nearest reasonable earthquake has been and is updated virtually in real time and before you laugh just remember the earthquake that hit Grimsby early 2018.
Moon phases: This shows the state of the moon with moon rise and set data and Luminance (How bright the moon will be) Handy for Vampires and Poachers.
At the bottom of the screen
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