Weather station maintenance workshops

We will hold two workshops, Improving the Reliability of your Weather Station to learn about how to maintain and troubleshoot your weather station. Both start at 9:30 AM and end at 12:30 PM. The first is in Geneva, NY on Thursday, February 19th, in the Staff Room of Jordan Hall, 630 W. North St., NYSAES. The second is in Highland, NY on Tuesday, February 24th, in the Conference Room, Hudson Valley Lab, 3357 US Highway Rt. 9W.

John Gibbons with a Rainwise weather station prior to siting and set up on an apple farm.

John Gibbons with Rainwise weather station prior to siting on a farm.

John Gibbons with twenty years’ experience working with weather instrumentation will lead the workshops. John will retire in April, so gain from his experience now!

Debbie Breth, Lake Ontario Fruit Program, has loaned a weather instrument for hands-on use during the workshops.

9:15 am Registration
9:30 am Weather Station Battery
9:55 am Rain Gauge
10:20 am Sensor Failure
10:40 am Break
10:50 am The Weather Station
11:10 am Data Transmission Issues
11:40 am Q&A with Rainwise Tech Support
12:10 pm Weather Station Calibration
12:20 pm New Products from RainWise

Registration will be limited to 20 people at each location, pre-registration is required.
Send the following information to Steve Valentino,, to register for the workshop:

  • Your contact information: Name, business name, address, and Email
  • Indicate your occupation: Farmer, Extension educator, consultant, ag chemical industry rep, or other (specify)
  • Indicate which session you will attend, either:
  • Thursday, February 19th, 9:15 am to 12:30 pm, NYSAES, Geneva, NY
  • Tuesday, February 24th, 9:15 am to 12:30 pm, Hudson Valley Lab, Highland, NY
  • Indicate how many people in your party are attending.

This workshops are FREE, thanks to the ARDP! The New York State Apple Research and Development Program (ARDP) has provided funding to help us gather and deliver information on weather station maintenance to apple growers. The ARDP has graciously allowed us to extend this opportunity to all growers who have weather stations connected to NEWA. If you are located close to the workshop locations, I urge you to attend and learn about how to maintain and troubleshoot your weather station.

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions, the weather station troubleshooting guide is available on the NEWA website, under About Weather Stations, select Troubleshooting Guide.

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