|Weather Station mounted on the east end of Sawyer Hall.|
WEATHER STATION IN HEATH IS LIVE!!!
National Grid has been modeling storm response on data collected from area Weather Stations on the Earth Networks system. There are a number of pockets in the Western portion of Massachusetts that have very light radar coverage, so National Grid has made the decision to purchase additional Weather Stations and Heath has been chosen to provide a location.
The Weather Station will be a donation to the Town and will become the property of the Town. It is now located on top of Sawyer Hall as of Sept. 24th. National Grid has agreed to pay for any basic maintenance that is needed to support the operation of the Weather Station, but Heath will be responsible for minor “housekeeping” such as emptying the rain catch, clearing leaves, etc.
The Highway Dept. as well as the entire community, will be able to view the data through the internet or on an LCD display located in the first floor hallway of Sawyer Hall. You may also get an app on your cell phone: for android phones search Weatherbug in the Google Play store and iPhones search Weatherbug in the iTunes store.
The school may also use the data as a learning opportunity.
|Screenshot of the Online Weather Center that uses data from the new weather station installed on Sawyer Hall.|