Community Weather Stations

There are two known personal weather stations I’m aware of in Rio Crossing.  Data from both of them are available from the Weather Underground, a service of The Weather Channel and IBM’s The Weather Company.  You can see the Rio Crossing area “Wundermap” at this link.

One station is designated Rio Crossing 1 – KAZAVOND26 is located along Roma Ave near the Sells cul-de-sac, and Steve, the station’s owner, recently upgraded his system which now has lightning detection, which Weather Underground doesn’t report — look here for that and additional info (and you can see his previous station’s historical data here).

The other station is designated Rio Crossing 2 – KAZAVOND23 and is located near Meadowbrook and 124th.
(This is my station. –Ray)

Note:  As of July 2018, Steve’s new system is currently “over-reporting” rain data when accompanied by dust storms.  For example, the week of July 09-13, Steve’s system reported 2.8 inches of rain, while my station reported about 0.81 inches.  it’s interesting to look at weather data from nearby communities too.

Historical data is available from each station by selecting a date range, and the Weather Underground site provides several ways to view individual station’s data.  The “Wundermap” referenced in the first paragraph shows “wind tails” on each station which gives you a sense of which way winds are blowing, and the speed indications (the little flags in the wind tails — long ones are 10mph, and a short one is 5 mph) can give you a good idea of downdrafts and other weather phenomenon.