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Be prepared with a Weather Station

Grassclippings - Weather StationHindsight is a wonderful skill to possess.  One quote we like is "In today's complex and fast-moving world, what we need even more than foresight or hindsight is insight" 

Knowing what the weather is going to do greatly affects our decision to play sport, go to an event and enjoy or work in the garden.  The TV Weather forecasters have been criticised many a time in the past for getting the weather incorrect such as the great storm of October 1987.

If you like gadgets, why not consider putting a weather station on your christmas list?  There are simple and complex units available with few or many data collection options from wind speed and direction, temperature, rainfall, wind chill, and pressure to name a few.

Golf Courses must know what the weather is going to do so they can plan and change their weekly and daily maintenance schedules as some tasks need to happen in the dry for example.  They will also record daily the air and soil temperature and dew point and rainfall.

All too often, people who work in offices all the time are not really in tune with the weather and many retain to memory just what the weather was doing on their way to or from the office.  Those who work in land based industries have an indepth knowledge of the weather generally and weather cycles as how it behaves greatly affects work activity and turnover.  This year, so many outdoor events have been cancelled as a result of the incredible rainfall all year, hard to believe that we had hose pipe bans in place earlier in the year after the two dry autumn and winters.

If you are unlucky and Santa does not fulfill your wish for a weather station, why not save these weather links in your favourites folder on your PC, iPad or Smart Phone.  Most have a Mobile enhanced web site or Application.

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