Sunday, October 21, 2018

The weather station I’m currently using is from Bloomsky. There have been some growing pains but for the most part I’ve been pleased with the performance. Of course winter is a tough time to evaluate. The rain sensor can’t be tested and the UV levels are low. It’ll be interesting to see how much the unit heats up in the summer and see if the temperature results remain accurate.

Here’s a link to the weather underground page.

Here’s a link to the Bloomsky data. Unfortunately, Bloomsky’s web page only lets you change between Fahrenheit and Celsius at the map view.

I’m using the API provided by Bloomsky to overlay the system stats on the image from the camera. Everything appears to be working great with the exception of the UV Index. The wind speed and wind gust are shown with direction. There have been some reports that the system has difficulty reporting high wind speeds accurately. I’ve adjusted the barometric pressure to correspond with the elevation of the sensor relative to sea level.

The image illustrates some experimentation with the Bloomsky API. There are still a few bugs to work out.