WeatherSTEM Fusion

Using the nearest WeatherSTEM station, see if you can find the highest temperature recorded for your area overall. Record the date and time. Investigate two other conditions that were present when the record temperature occurred and report those as well.

Find the highest temperature reading at the WeatherSTEM unit closest to where you are.

Source: WeatherSTEM

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This video will introduce you to the data mining power at your fingertips in weather stem. From the main menu on any weather stem page, select the data link. Pic a particular station to mine. The table will list all sensors at this weather stem location. Each sensor will indicate the specific property being measured, the units by which that property is measured and the current reading for that sensor instrument. Users can select as many instruments as they like. With this tutorial will select just two sensors, the thermometer and the rain rate. Next we need to select the time period. Click in the highlighted box to bring up our period calendars. Let’s just take a look at one day from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. We need to apply these times to our search. We could select any time interval. For now, we’ll select by the hour. Now comes the fun part, selecting the output format. Perhaps you want a comma-delimited file to import into a spreadsheet for analysis; maybe you prefer a JSON or XML file, to use in a computer programming class. Perhaps you just need a simple table to put into a report. For now, let’s look at the built-in charting capabilities, built into whether stem. But first let’s review: we have our sensors selected, rain rate and thermometer, our time period is one day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. We want to select a chart we want this time format for average hourly readings. Now let’s see what it looks like. You can even click on points and see the sky overhead at that exact moment. At 10 a.m. there was a high temperature about 84 degrees with bright skies. Learn more about weather data and mining activities in other videos and whether stem lessons.