New weather station in Ballard

No need to wait for the 5 o’clock news to find out about the weather, Ballard has a new weather station that you can check 24-hours a day.

Tracy emailed us, “This may be too dorky for your site, but I want to share the fact that we just connected our weather station to the Weather Underground site.” While we prefer “geeky” over “dorky,” we definitely think this is a great addition to Ballard. “The station is viewable on the Wonder Map and is listed as Ballard Playground, which is really the Ballard Community Center,” Tracy writes, “People in South West Ballard can now the view high and low temperatures, wind speed, humidity, precipitation, and even UV index.”
Adds jasperjenkins in comments:
There are a few Ballard-area stations on Weather Underground (change the URL as appropriate to view that station’s data):

– 6th Ave NW/NW 46th St (KWASEATT57 – “Ballard”)
– NW 50th St/8th Ave NW (KWASEATT47 – “Freelard”)
– NW 56th St/3rd Ave NW (KWASEATT17 – “Phinney Ridge”)
– NW 62nd St/9th Ave NW (KWASEATT148 – also “Ballard”)
– NW 85th St/3rd Ave NW (KWASEATT95 – “Greenwood”)
– Mary Ave NW/NW 95th St (KWASEATT130 – “Crown Hill”)
– View Ave NW (KWASEATT50 – “North Beach”)

Viewing them all together on the WunderMap page gives an interesting pattern of temperatures and winds across the neighborhood.

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ktown69
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ktown69

Wow!

Mystech
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This is great! I've just been sticking my head out the window and gauging the weather based on what happens to it… head wet = rain, head white = snow, head bleeding = raccoons, etc.

ktown69
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ktown69

Yep, it says rain! :)

onederfullone
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onederfullone

Very cool!

jasperjenkins
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jasperjenkins

There are a few Ballard-area stations on Weather Underground (change the URL as appropriate to view that station's data):

– 6th Ave NW/NW 46th St (KWASEATT57 – “Ballard”)
– NW 50th St/8th Ave NW (KWASEATT47 – “Freelard”)
– NW 56th St/3rd Ave NW (KWASEATT17 – “Phinney Ridge”)
– NW 62nd St/9th Ave NW (KWASEATT148 – also “Ballard”)
– NW 85th St/3rd Ave NW (KWASEATT95 – “Greenwood”)
– Mary Ave NW/NW 95th St (KWASEATT130 – “Crown Hill”)
– View Ave NW (KWASEATT50 – “North Beach”)

Viewing them all together on the WunderMap page gives an interesting pattern of temperatures and winds across the neighborhood.

Kat
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Kat

Am I blind? I can't find the UV index anywhere.

Alysse
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Alysse

If I stuck my head out the window it would bleed from the broken glass. Think I need to find another office to work in.

Mystech
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Why am I seeing that self-defenestration scene from Hudsucker Proxy in my mind's eye? :-)

ballardpilot
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ballardpilot

Slow news day, eh?

SPG
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SPG

Must be UV induced blindness…should have checked the UV index when you still could.

trodemaster
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trodemaster

Sweet!
KWASEATT148 needs a bit of work :-) I have most of the kinks worked out now. Check out another weather observation I have made. http://www