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  • March 15, 2018

Weather Station Weather Bug Showcase

Meteorological Weather Station
Though regional forecasts can be helpful in some industries, most of the time the local weather doesn’t exactly reflect the regional forecasts. I mean- aren’t we always complaining that the weatherman was wrong? It’s important for many businesses and industries to have on-site, reliable weather data.
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Estación meteorológica
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Weather Station Grower Showcase

Grower Weather Station
Television news reports and regional forecasts have their role and are important sources of information for managing your agricultural operation. But what about your specific local weather conditions? 
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Estación meteorológica de agricultura
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Weather Station Showcase Aviation

Airport Weather Station
Do you use a small airport, private landing strip, or small municipal runway? If so, you’ll recognize the importance of knowing weather conditions – more than what a windsock provides – when making flight plans. 
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Estación meteorológica para aeropuertos
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Weather Station Industrial Showcase

Industrial Weather Station
Real‑time, local weather instruments may be required in certain industrial applications, for example: process control, worker safety, incident response, environmental temperature, wind loads, and precipitation volume.
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DyaconLiveScreen

Data Connectivity
Accessing private weather station data can be done with SMS text messaging or through your own DyaconLive or Weather Underground account. 
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Conectividad de la estación meteorológica
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Mining Weather Station
There are many environmental factors that must be monitored in the mining industry. Heat stress, heavy rains, winds, and lightning are all elements that must be closely watched to ensure personnel safety and ease of operations. 
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Automated Cell Phone Weather Station
In many industries, it’s important to have access to weather information; whether that be for worker safety or livestock conditions. There are regional forecasts readily available, but the best option is always the one that gives you the most accurate information for your location. 
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Estación meteorológica automatizada con teléfono celular
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Dairy Cows grazing at the UGA Teaching Dairy located in Oglethorpe County. April 2010

Dairy Weather Station
Having access to the conditions at your specific site is critical when it comes to keeping track of the temperature-humidity index to avoid heat stress, keeping water tanks above the freezing point, watching overnight temperature changes, and more. To do all this, you need a local dairy weather station.
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Wired Weather Station Controller

Data Logging Weather Station
Our stations utilize data logging in a more efficient and comprehensive way than most other weather stations. Every weather station in our MS-100 series comes with data logging built in, and all data can be sent directly to your email or ftp server. 
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Education Weather Station
Creating interest in the natural world is a crucial part of educating the next generation. What better way to do that, than making data leap off the paper and into a child’s outstretched hands? Our customizable and affordable weather station is exactly what you need.
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Forestry Weather Station
Being able to have ambient weather conditions readily available can make a world of difference in your daily tasks in the field of forestry, helping with decisions about reforestation, tree care/thinning, firefighting, erosion control, streams, habitat improvement, and recreation maintenance.
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Fugitive Dust Weather Station
When in businesses such as building construction, agriculture, concrete and asphalt, mining, sandblasting, and smokestacks, fugitive dust can be prevalent. While low levels are unavoidable, many states regulate the level of particulate matter an individual business may emit into the ambient air.
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Hydrology Weather Station
In applications like flood lines, reservoirs, hydroelectricity, water treatment, and urban drainage a weather station to measure rainfall, soil moisture, and other conditions is crucial. You can rest easy knowing that the information you’re receiving is current, accurate, and relevant.
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GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ñ Navy Seaman Daniel Freeman provides security as his squad exits a V-22 Osprey during Operation Black Dawn here, May 17. Freeman is a corpsman in 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Bravo Company. Along with his squad the Woodstock, Ga., native conducted security patrols and vehicle checks in the desert of Eastern Garmsir for 24-hours, . During the operation, Battalion, 3rd Marine RegimentÕs focused on pinpointing trouble areas and narcotic smuggling lanes in Garmsir. The battalion supports Regimental Combat Team 1, the Marine ground combat element in Southern Helmand province. The mission of the RCT is to partner with Afghanistan to conduct counterinsurgency operations to secure the Afghan people, defeat insurgent forces, and enable Afghanistan to assume security responsibilities in the region. Ultimately, the partnered forces promote the expansion of stability, development and legitimate governance.

Heat Stress Weather Station
Heat stress is a major problem when it comes to manual labor, and worker safety should be a top priority of every business. With a weather station configured to your specific needs, you can rest easy knowing that the information you’re receiving is current, accurate, and relevant.
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Island Lake

Hydrology Weather Station
In applications like flood lines, reservoirs, hydroelectricity, water treatment, and urban drainage a weather station to measure rainfall, soil moisture, and other conditions is crucial. You can rest easy knowing that the information you’re receiving is current, accurate, and relevant.
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Waste Management Weather Station
Many factors affect the operations of landfills and other waste management facilities, but few have as big of an impact as the weather. Wet conditions cause loss of traction for trucks, dry winter conditions are ideal, and high winds create obvious problems. Because of this, having access to in-depth, current conditions for your area is crucial.
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Mountain Weather Station
Whether up in the mountains for recreation purposes or on the job, Dyacon mountain weather stations help you monitor the weather.
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Wildfire Weather Station
At every roadway entering a canyon or other forested area you’ll find a sign indicating the fire danger level, warning you to be responsible when starting fires. In every imaginable way, ambient weather conditions are pivotal for success. Being able to have information readily available can make a world of difference.
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Paraglider Weather Station
As a paraglider, weather can be your best friend and your worst enemy. Your ability to go out with customers or for your own recreation is entirely dependent on the weather. Similar to ASOS and AWOS systems for airports, automated weather stations offer current weather information from remote areas while needing little to no human labor.
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Snowmaking Weather Station
In the business of winter recreation, the weather can become both a friend and a foe. When the conditions just aren’t right for natural snow, snowmaking becomes a great alternative.
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Modbus Sensors
The Dyacon TPH-1 sensor uses Modbus protocol to connect to computers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and some data loggers. The sensor measures air temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure.
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Research Weather Stations
Whether you are doing research to lessen the threats weather brings to our property and our lives, or researching how we can make the best of the weather to better our technology, businesses, and lives; a professional weather station that is easy to maintain, set up, and relocate is ideal.
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Weather Station Lease

  • March 24, 2017

Why Lease?

See blog post here.

  • Minimize Up-front Cost
  • Satisfy Short Term Need
  • Free Updates and Repairs

Dyacon Advantage

As an equipment manufacturer, Dyacon is able to service and support leased or rented stations much more effectively than leasing companies. It’s our equipment. We built it. We know how it works. Consequently, your lease cost is lower than other sources.

Weather Station MS-120 features

MS-120 – Cable-connected Weather Station

MS-120 is a basic weather station intended for line-powered applications, such as for automation or when using the equipment with Dyacon Remote Display.

Includes

  • Autonomous Data Logging
  • Modbus Cable Connection
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Real-time Gust Detection
  • Air Temperature
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Relative Humidity

Monthly Price: $245*
– With Tripod: add $79 per month

Weather Station MS-130 features

MS-130 – Wireless Weather Station

MS-130 is a fully autonomous weather station (AWS) for remote applications.

Includes

  • Solar Power
  • Autonomous Data Logging
  • Modbus Cable Connection
  • Embedded Cell Phone
  • Email or FTP Data Logs
  • Weather Underground-ready
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Real-time Gust Detection
  • Air Temperature
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Relative Humidity

Monthly Price: $280*
– With Tripod: add $79 per month

… And More

Add remote display, lightning detection, rain gauge, globe temperature sensor, and other sensors.

Just give us a call and let us know what you need. Contact Us

* What’s that catch? Two month minimum may apply. Rental and lease cost is determined by station configuration. Rental initiation fee and deposit may also apply.

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In the Wild

  • April 26, 2016

The following is a selection of Dyacon weather stations operating in different conditions and filling different roles. If you have installed a Dyacon weather station, please send us a picture, we’d love to add it to our gallery.

STS Helicopter Services Weather Station

STS VIP Helicopter Services

STS is a charter helicopter company in Texas, US and was one of the early users.

As can be seen from the Weather Underground page, the station operates in a high humidity environment.

With access to a machine shop, STS fabricated a beautiful and unique weather station tower near their landing pad. All of the cables are neatly routed through the welded pipe; making a very tidy installation.

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Dyacon Station at Beaver Dam Wash Reserve

Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area

Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area is a high mountain desert site located in the extreme south-west corner of Utah. The Dyacon station is on a USDA-ARS research plot.

The site sees a broad range of temperature conditions, blowing sand, and high winds. Due to the loose sand and rock, rather than just stake the tripod, the users installed the station using concrete post bases and J-bolts.

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Cherry Peak Weather Station Mounted

Cherry Peak Ski Resort

The Cherry Peak weather station is mounted on a light pole about mid-slope. The station is fully autonomous and functional on solar power, even though it is completely shaded during the winter.

The weather station provides wind conditions for chair lift operation and wet-bulb temperature for snow-making. It can be accessed by resort staff using a simple text message.

Weather Underground Weather Station

Weather Underground

The Dyacon MS-150 weather station is mounted on the roof of the Weather Underground headquarters building in downtown San Francisco. It was easy to setup since no power or data connections were required.

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TW Daniels Forest

At the top of the beautiful Cache National Forest above Logan, UT is a little plot reserved for forest and hydrology research. The Dyacon tripod is staked to the ground and configured with double-length legs to keep the controller out of the snow and to stress of the tripod construction. The location sees continuous winds, which blow from nearly the same direction as well as frequent gusts up to 60 mph.

The consistent wind direction could cause abnormal potentiometer wear on most wind direction sensors, but Dyacon WSD-1 uses a non-contact angular sensor.

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Mammoth Water District

In order to monitor hydrological conditions, a water district in California installed a Dyacon weather station with heated rain gauge at a mountain well site.

The heater in the rain gauge turns on only when needed.

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Grand Canyon Weather Station

Sundance Helicopters in Grand Canyon

Sundance Helicopters flies tourists from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon for picnics next to the Colorado river. Due to the distance from the Las Vegas base, weather conditions can be dramatically different. Rather than run exploration flights to check conditions, the Dyacon station provides real-time weather data that saves the company money and reduces risk.

The user staked the weather station in sandy and rocky soil near the landing zone. Due to the location in the bottom the canyon, the cell phone signal strength is very low, but transmits Weather Underground data, text messages, and receives over-the-air firmware updates.

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Community Airport

Small airports are often only served by a wind sock, which are hard to see when you’re flying back into town. Dyacon weather stations can provide advisory information through text message and Weather Underground.

The Preston, ID airport station is installed in sandy soil using stakes to secure the tripod. The weather station uses a rain gauge, pyranometer, and soil temperature sensor which serve as a reference for the rural agricultural area. The station uploads to WeatherUnderground and MesoWest.

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Texas Industrial Site

In order to monitor industrial safety and asset exposure, a mining company in El Paso, TX installed a Dyacon weather station.

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Oysterville, Washington

Working in conjunction with Oregon State University coastal geomorphologist Nick Cohn, Dyacon installed an MS-140 weather station directly on the beach in Long Beach, Washington. The station was deployed for nine months as part of the Aeolian Sediment Transport and Coastal Dune Evolution project measuring sediment transport on the ocean floor, beach, and dunes.

This installation was unique for Dyacon and the first experience in a coastal environment. Due to permit restrictions, the tripod could not be permanently anchored so we used Dyacon Sand and Snow Plates. These were buried about 6 inches in the sand and two stakes used on each foot. The tripod held firm throughout the winter and was removed at the conclusion of the study.

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The Plastic Mono-pole Sensor Cluster

  • April 17, 2015

As any designer and engineer knows, all designs are a balance of trade-offs, cost and product features ride the same elevator. Regardless of features, any product can be termed a “quality” product if it meets the design intent without statistically significant failures. An origami weather station could be high quality and meet the design intent, but its features (including materials) may not result in a long product life.

Many personal weather stations are optimized for cost. One of the methods to reduce cost of these weather stations is to minimize materials and simplify installation by combining all of the sensing components into a single unit which can be mounted on a pole.

When evaluating this type of weather station, users should recognize that this clustered configuration affects the measurements. Often the air flow around the cluster will affect the wind direction and speed. Similarly, rain gauges position over the temperature and humidity sensors will affect the temperature as the collected rain is discharged over the radiation shield.

Rain gauges often use a tipping bucket mechanism. When mounted on a pole, the rain gauge may shake and vibrate during a storm. The vibrations may cause the tipping bucket to actuate too soon.

In spite of these issues, the clustered weather station may be adequate for many applications. But, if you want to know the wind affecting the canopy of your orchard or forest and the temperature or humidity near the ground, these systems may not deliver the required data.

A more robust and flexible solution, such as Dyacon weather stations, provide the flexibility to position sensors where they are needed for the best measurement data for the application. Independent sensor also allow for serviceability and a longer product life, allowing users to maximize their investment.

For professional applications, ease-of-use, data connectivity, and serviceability, Dyacon weather stations are a compelling solution.

Let us know how we can help meet your weather station needs.

Eugene

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