weather station


: a station for taking, recording, and reporting meteorological observations

Examples of weather station in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the summer of 2021, a weather station on the island of Sicily, some 10 hours by ferry from Naples, registered a temperature of 119.8 degrees Fahrenheit, the hottest day in Europe on record. Ligaya Mishan Anthony Cotsifas Emily Woo Zeller Tanya Pérez Quinton Kamara, New York Times, 13 May 2024 At the same time, an increase in the amount and quality of data collected at weather stations across the country helped to improve the overall accuracy of temperature readings in recent years. NPR, 12 May 2024 Wind gusts of 71 mph were recorded by a weather station near the State Capitol Complex, the National Weather Service reported. CBS News, 10 May 2024 According to a nearby weather station, the WBGT readings had been in both the yellow- and red-flag zones, signaling a need for longer rest periods and more hydration, before hitting the black-flag stage, in which all outdoor activities should stop. Ashley Ward and Jordan Clark, STAT, 10 May 2024 More:Wisconsin is getting a new, vast weather station network. Journal Sentinel, 26 Mar. 2024 The nonprofit group Climate Central calculated how the number of fire weather days has shifted in communities across the United States from 1973 to 2022, using weather station data and measures of temperature, wind and relative humidity. Evan Bush, NBC News, 29 Feb. 2024 How much rain has Sacramento seen this year compared to 2023? Since Oct. 1, the start of the water year, the National Weather Service’s downtown Sacramento weather station has recorded 8.25 inches of rain, meteorologist Sarah Purdue said. Savanna Smith, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 Researchers also updated data on consumptive water use for 14 major crops, installing ground weather stations across Yuma farmland during growing season. The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weather station was circa 1895

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“Weather station.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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weather station

: a station for taking, recording, and reporting observations of the weather

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