Monthly Archives: August 2017

1-minute data uploads now possible!

Rainwise developed a new application program interface (API) to allow data to be uploaded at 1-minute intervals from RainWise weather stations connected to NEWA. The Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) and RainWise programmers verified the new API for NEWA data and Dan Olmstead, NEWA Coordinator, accomplished field data analysis.

Figure 1. Change the upload interval to 1 minute in RainwiseNet. Click on the gear icon and in the ‘Station Info’ tab enter the number 1 in the ‘Upload Rate’ box.

You can set your Rainwise weather station data upload interval to 1-minute! (No worries – the 15-minute upload interval still works – the new API has been running for a couple months.)

How to switch to 1-minute uploads

Login to Click directly on the gear icon located in the main menu and select the ‘Station Info’ tab (Figure 1). On the left-hand side, change ‘Upload Rate’ to ‘1’ and click save at the bottom of your screen.

Why switch to 1-minute uploads?

RainWise Inc., an industry leader and pioneer in the technological development and manufacturing of professional weather instruments and software products, based in Trenton, Maine USA, has released an upgrade to their versatile weather app RainwiseNet. The Beta version will include new modeling features specific to the agriculture industry such as evapotransporation and a rapid-response of 1-minute updates.

Figure 2. A screen shot of the RainwiseNet Pro description of features on the RainwiseNet dashboard.

The PRO version of RainwiseNet gives subscribers the added benefit to view there weather data as full color graphs and charts and includes programmable alarms and customized export features. Acquired data from a RainWise weather station can also be shared with others through a Rapid Fire upload to Weather Underground. Weather Underground is a subsidiary of RainWise marketing partner The Weather Company, An IBM Business. The RainwiseNet app is available for Apple and Android and comes with a 2-Year warranty.


New RainWise Partnership with EKO Europe will provide precision solar radiation measurements.

Through a distribution partnership with EKO Europe and EKO US, all RainWise weather stations will now be available with EKO Pyranometers. EKO manufactures high-end, precision products used in the photovoltaic industry and through its worldwide distribution network and regional offices has become a global player known for the durability and precision of its instruments which comply with the highest international quality standards.

“In the past many of our customers have asked, not only for EKO sensors, but for a complete monitoring solution”, said EKO Instruments’ Technical Director Kees Hoogendijk “and with RainWise products now featuring an EKO sensor this is now possible. I see this as a natural expansion for EKO and a way to provide a robust, high-precision weather station for our customers.”

RainWise, Sales Director, Eric Rollins adds, “With the addition of EKO pyranometers we create a dynamic product that is reliable, cost-effective, highly precise and always easy to install.”

EKO Instruments US will also distribute and provide the full line of RainWise products to the USA, Canada and Mexico. EKO US will offer the RainWise AgroMet and TeleMET II with EKO sensors for the agricultural industry. Also, the cellular interface utilized in RainWise products, including the TeleMET II, will feature an upgraded LTE modem.

Contact: Michael Schroeder, Marketing Director RainWise, Inc., 207.801.4034

Climate Change and Pests: a Northeastern IPM Signature Program

Can IPM keep up with climate change? Dr. Steve Young, director of the Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC), thinks so. Young and his colleagues at NEIPMC run a program called ‘Climate Change and Pests’ to address shifting pest distributions and management needs caused by climate change. This initiative is meant to help IPM practitioners stay ahead of the climate curve.

Young’s presentation, Climate Change and Pests: An NEIPMC Signature Program, given at the 2016 New York State IPM Conference, Climate, Weather, Data: Protecting Our Crops and Landscapes,  describes this NEIPMC signature initiative.

Learn more at the IPM Climate and Weather Conference website and download a PDF of Young’s talk.

Applying NEWA tools on diversified vegetable farms

How do you stay on top of pest management decisions for 50 diversified crops? Are there tools or approaches to help growers understand these complex systems?

Katie Campbell-Nelson, Vegetable Extension Educator with University of Massachusetts Extension, discusses these issues, and ways to use NEWA pest forecasting tools in her presentation, Weather forecasting and modeling for diversified vegetable growers, given at the 2016 New York State IPM Conference, Climate, Weather, Data: Protecting Our Crops and Landscapes.

Campbell-Nelson teaches diversified vegetable growers in Massachusetts how to utilize weather forecasting and modeling to inform IPM practices and uses NEWA tools to help New England diversified vegetable growers manage pests and diseases.

In her presentation, Campbell-Nelson explains how she advises growers by bringing together the various NEWA tools for the busy farmer who is growing a myriad of crops. Watch her presentation below, or visit the NYS IPM Program’s You Tube Channel, and learn more about the tactics she uses.

Learn more about the IPM Conference on the Climate and Weather Conference website,, and download the pdf of Campbell-Nelson’s talk.