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How’s the weather? Corinth site has the answers
By Jebb Johnston - Special columnist
Published Saturday, January 15, 2005
It began with an anniversary gift and curiosity about the temperature outside.
The result is Corinth Weather Station at corinthweather.net,
a site that provides live weather data for Corinth from his North Parkway home.
It’s a treat for weather fans -- the type of folks who perk up at terms like
“super cell” and “squall line” -- and handy if you simply want to know what the
temperature is in the Cross City.
Unless you have an outdoor thermometer, that number is hard to come by. As I’ve
said in this space before, the “local” weather we see via Comcast on The Weather
Channel is specific to Tupelo, 50-plus miles to the south. If you want to find
out if it’s cold enough on a winter night for that rain to change over to snow,
Baird’s site, which records the temperature to one-tenth of a degree, may be the
The site went live on March 20 last year, and he has found that “bad” weather
brings more hits.
“The number of hits that occur during those times has proved to be so much
higher than during calm weather that I can’t help but feel that Corinth Weather
Station is providing a valuable service in its small way,” said Baird.
Macromedia Flash is required to view the live updates of meters and gauges
showing data such as temperature, wind chill, wind speed, humidity and
barometric pressure. For a low-fi summary of current data, visitors can go to corinthweather.net/summary.htm. There are also links to radar images and the
Corinth-specific forecast from the National Weather Service.
The site also compiles a wealth of month-to-date and year-to-date data. A check
of the site Friday morning revealed that there have been nine days thus far in
January with measurable rainfall, an average temperature of 56.4 degrees for the
month, and a maximum wind gust of 31 mph during January. And that’s just
scratching the surface.
Baird’s site feeds data to the National Weather Service (www.srh.noaa.gov/meg),
Weather Underground (wunderground.com)
and the Citizen Weather observer Program (wxqa.com),
which collects citizen data and makes it available to agencies such as National
Weather Service forecast offices and the National Center for Atmospheric
In October 2003, Baird suggested to his wife, Donna, that he would like a
weather station as his anniversary gift. He received a La Crosse WS 2010
wireless station that includes an indoor/outdoor temperature sensor, wind speed
and direction sensor, and rainfall sensor. He soon decided to feed the data to
his computer and save it for future reference.
To do so, he added a data receiver to his computer, but the software that came
with it wasn’t quite what he wanted. At weather-display.com, he found software
that would create a multitude of data charts.
And another weather fan was born.
“By this time, my interest was really going,” said Baird. “I got all this
working and thought, why not take this information and build a Web site so
others could see the weather conditions in Corinth and Alcorn County?”
That led to what he described as a big challenge -- learning to use Microsoft
FrontPage. But Baird said he has enjoyed the project from day one and has more
good things in store for the site.
“The addition of an earthquake map in the coming year is something that I am
really interested in,” he said. “The things that touch each of us and are our
common interest is what I want Corinth Weather Station to be about.”
Bryan Goss taking pictures on HWY 45, North of Booneville at Alcorn/Prentiss County line.
National Weather Service|
The National Weather Service (NWS), once known as the Weather Bureau,is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States government. It is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Corinth Weather Station is a member of Citizen Weather Observer Program and uploads information to them, they also check the quality of all CWOP stations, click the logo to view the quality of Corinth Weather Station.
Corinth Weather Station has been a member of Weather Underground since November 2004. We upload weather information to them, broadcast NOAA Weather Radio from Booneville, MS. and upload to Weather Underground.
Corinth Weather Station joined Anythingweather in March 2005 providing weather information for Corinth and Alcorn County. Several web sites in Corinth use my weather sticker from Anythingweather.
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Brian Hamilton of New Zealand developed Weather-Display Software in 1999. Most all weather hobbyist in the world use Brian's software. Thanks Brian for your hard work and dedication to Weather-Display.