Do-Wop, Do-Wop the CWOP....
In this New Instructable by SwitchDoc Labs you will learn
And most importantly, have fun doing it!
What is CWOP?
The Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) is a network of privately owned electronic weather stations concentrated in the United States but also located in over 150 countries. Being in this network allows volunteers with computerized weather stations (like the WeatherPi - https://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Your-Own-Solar-Powered-Raspberry-Pi-Weather/) to send automated surface weather observations to the National Weather Service.
This data is then used by the Rapid Refresh forecast model to produce short term forecasts (3 to 12 hours into the future) of conditions across the United States' lower 48 states.
CWOP Observations are also re-distributed to the public. There is an extensive set of quality control software that puts your data through the ringer, assigns your data a quality rating and makes suggestions before the data is taken into the system.
The CWOP was originally set up by amateur radio operators experimenting with packet radio, but now contains a majority of Internet-only connected stations. As of July 2015, more than 10,000 stations worldwide report regularly to the CWOP network.
Signing up for CWOP is fairly simple.
1) Follow the directions to get your DW designation number on http://wxqa.com/SIGN-UP.html
2) Set up the values in the configuration file in WeatherPi
3) Get your station up and running with the software given in the next steps of this Instructable.
Here are a set of handy links for CWOP checking, display and other information:
CWOP Links: http://www.wxqa.com
Check out your station: http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?call=EW766...
(replace EW7667 with your DW designation number)
CWOP Quality of Data Links: http://www.wxqa.com/aprswxnetqc.html
What is known about your station: http://weather.gladstonefamily.net/cgi-bin/wxsite....