PWS ... are they really personal?

Discussion in 'Weather Watcher - Suggestions' started by rhoadesb, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. rhoadesb

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    I think I know the answer, but I'd like to hear it from someone who knows for sure.

    I had a station that was about 3-4 miles away for a time, but it just disappeared one day. I'm assuming these are just ordinary folks with a weather station in their yard, etc. who can put up a station, and take it down as they like. Is that correct?

    And also, I assume that people with these PW stations can choose whether or not they will or will not be reporting their data. Is that correct?
     
  2. msinger

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    Most of the PWS's are not owned by WeatherBug or Weather Underground. I'm sure most of the weather stations have good up time, but there's always the chance a station is down for repair, the power/Internet goes out, the owner moves, etc.

    Did you look for that station at WeatherBug.com/WeatherUnderground.com to see if it appears there?
     
  3. rhoadesb

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    "Did you look for that station at WeatherBug.com/WeatherUnderground.com to see if it appears there?"

    No. I'll go and see what I can find out. Thank you.