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Thursday, November 18, 2010

STORMS Program

I went off island on Tuesday to go to the STORMS training held at the weather station in Gray.
Here's John Cannon. He's our marine forecaster and our trainer for the workshop.
There is so much technology at the weather station, it's mind boggling.
Doppler radar station!
We even got to see a weather balloon go up and track it's data on the computers.
It didn't look that big in the building did it? He'd only need a few more of those to lift off.
There it is flying high.
Then we got special training on the instruments we'll be using to record data. We're going to be taking daily recordings of precipitation to add to the CoCoRAHS website.
And this I thought was so cool...the old school recording system for weather data. It's 1907, Portland. We perused this VERY carefully.

Thanks to the Island Institute for setting all this up and we look forward to working with all the islands to get some official weather data to share!

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