Even though there is so much going on in the world, when you live in a desert climate, it hard to not constantly think about the weather. Living in a state which is currently tackling record-high temperatures means being tuned in to the weather. Discrepancies and inaccurate temperature measurements have led many to look to at home methods for reliable meteorology. There is virtually nothing that we cannot learn on the internet, and that is where those who are sought to learn how to accurately predict and report the weather in their area have turned to acquire the necessary know-how.
SnowFreak: The mysterious amateur taking weather reports by storm
Weather station - Wikipedia
A weather station is a facility, either on land or sea, with instruments and equipment for measuring atmospheric conditions to provide information for weather forecasts and to study the weather and climate. The measurements taken include temperature , atmospheric pressure , humidity , wind speed , wind direction , and precipitation amounts. Wind measurements are taken with as few other obstructions as possible, while temperature and humidity measurements are kept free from direct solar radiation, or insolation. Manual observations are taken at least once daily, while automated measurements are taken at least once an hour.
The desire to be able to forecast future weather has been a goal of humans since the earliest times, as captured in the story of Noah in the Bible. Point forecasting uses analysis of historical time series and establishes a correlation between a present observation and a future occurrence. This may be of the same variable or a completely different one. Many point forecasting rules rely on animal or plant sensitivity to subtle changes in the atmosphere that presage a coming change in the weather; others use changes in cloud or wind patterns that humans can observe directly. However, few point forecasting approaches are universally applicable in time or in space, so they have largely been superseded.
FOR something so unpredictable, we can't help second-guessing it. Whether it's dreams of a summer scorcher or prayers for a white Christmas, the weather is a national preoccupation. And your friendly TV weatherman doesn't always get it right, especially when you're planning that bumper barbecue.