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In the paper again...
« on: September 29, 2014, 12:56:45 PM »
Back on the 18th, PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey and I installed a solar/cellular WeatherElement WeatherLab on a PG&E telecommunications site in the Los Padres National Forest. It's at 2,620' about 4 miles NE of San Luis Obispo. Technically, it's not a new station, but one I had to move from Tassajara Peak about 8.5 miles to the NW. I had a dispute with my landlords up there over whether the station was covered by my lease. It was easier to move it than argue.

Yesterday, (Sept 28th) John wrote about it in his weekly column in the local paper.



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Re: In the paper again...
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 02:33:46 PM »
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Re: In the paper again...
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 03:29:53 PM »
Thanks! I just found out PG&E republished the column in their PG&E Currents newsletter as well...

And I had a call from John this morning. If you read the entire column, he mentioned...

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If you would like to participate in a “Weather Watchers” tour of Diablo Canyon Power Plant and lands, which will include atmospheric and oceanographic instrumentation used for weather forecasting and other interesting weather information, please email me at pgeweather@pge.com to register.

These tours will be offered Oct. 22 and 29. The tour will start at 9 a.m. at the PG&E Energy Education Center and will finish by noon.

He said he's already had over 100 calls and emails about the tours! I guess I should sign up for one, eh? :)
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Re: In the paper again...
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 04:06:18 PM »
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Re: In the paper again...
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 04:48:25 PM »
Congrats -  =D>

Now you'll have to install a Blitzortung system up there too...  :lol:
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Re: In the paper again...
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 06:29:36 PM »
You do good work out there!   =D>
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Re: In the paper again...
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2014, 03:39:58 PM »
Congrats -  =D>

Now you'll have to install a Blitzortung system up there too...  :lol:

I have a kit for home that I need to work on.. Unfortunately, up there, no building access allowed for me, hence the fully self-contained, solar/cellular WeatherLab. It gets great reception, too, being above and rock-throwing distance from 2 cell sites. :)

If I had building access and AC power, I'd skip the whole WeatherLab thing and wireless it back to my house 6.8 miles away, LOS.


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Re: In the paper again...
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2014, 03:50:21 PM »
You do good work out there!   =D>

Thanks! Currently there are 25 stations in this county and 6 others in the US: 2 just north of here in Monterey County, 2 in Oregon, 1 each in New Mexico, Texas, Illinois, and Florida (at rainmanweather.com!). Also one in Ontario Canada, and a couple in Australia.

And, in a week or 2, one at the local Farm Bureau, and one out at Lopez Lake!