Media Release

Alachua County Expands Weather Station Network

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 12:00 AM
3:48 p.m.
 
ALACHUA COUNTY - Alachua County Emergency Management recently expanded its weather monitoring network with the purchase and installation of two more WeatherBug stations. The two stations are located at the following County Fire Rescue facilities: Rescue 20 just south of Highs Springs on US 441 and at Rescue 8 in the Orange Heights area just off of US 301.  
 
Each station is capable of collecting and displaying rainfall, wind speed, temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure. Live weather data from these stations is broadcasted via the internet at Emergency Management's homepage. Historical weather data is maintained at the WeatherBug website.
 
This network will allow first responders to access live weather data during severe weather, chemical spills and wildfires. Additionally, residents in these areas can monitor the weather conditions in real time. WeatherBug provides a free software download in which users can select their nearest station and will alert them to severe weather as it happens.
 
 
For more information, contact Alachua County Emergency Management at (352) 264-6500.
 
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Contact

  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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