New NWS weather station at Holland State Park...
- Recently NOAA completed upgrading the Lake Michigan level gauge station
in Holland. There is a great article about it at:
A few weeks ago when I was at the Holland State park, I had noticed the
weather station. Hey who doesn't look at Rohn 25! I thought the small
building next to it held electronic equipment. But it holds two lake
level gauges. And the even neater part? You can read all the data at the
Take your time and look at all the data that is there for near real time
But wait, there's more.
In July, many local groups, with the help of Limnotech, deployed a
weather buoy about 2 miles out into the big lake.
Press release at:
A U of M link:
And its NWS data? Look at:
These are some impressive weather stations for us to look at anytime.
Anyone want to run a boat out to the buoy for a picture session?
HLD-Hank ? :)
Think the feds would notice a 3 element 2 meter beam on that Rohn 25? :)
Tom Bosscher K8TB
- Great info, thanks Tom!
You can see the effect the wind has when the lake level rises and falls ever so slightly due to the wind "pulling" the water toward or away from the shore.
One question that I had as I was looking at the data plot was, "What does inches above LWD mean?" The answer to that can be found here: http://glakesonline.nos.noaa.gov/faqglin.shtml
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> Recently NOAA completed upgrading the Lake Michigan level gauge station...