Benefits of linking a weather station to NEWA
The Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) is part of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, NY. NEWA is a collection of online insect pest and plant disease management tools built to provide growers with short-term crop risk assessments. Each tool or resource uses real-time weather data streamed from 600+ weather stations across the Northeast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic United States and can be accessed at newa.cornell.edu.
Rainwise featured products and services
NEWA-compatible weather stations
Rainwise, Inc. offers their flagship model, the MKIII, to customers who want to link with NEWA. Customers connect to their online platform, Rainwise.net, and then send a simple request to the NEWA Help Desk where the onboarding process to http://newa.cornell.edu is completed.
To learn more or purchase a NEWA-compatible AgroMET MKIII flagship weather station, click here.
An AgroMET MKIII purchase includes the following standard features on Rainwise.net:
- Data feed compatibility
- Real-time data availability in the Rainwise.net platform.
- A weather summary page with local forecasts provided by The Weather Company.
- Basic data downloads in CSV format.
- Data feed options for Weather Underground, CWOP, PWS Weather, and Weather Flow.
Owners can purchase an optional $60 upgrade to a Pro subscription for $60, which includes the following:
- Everything listed in standard features.
- Detailed graph summaries.
- Data reports.
- Enhanced download features.
- Customizable alarms.
Did you know these things about Rainwise?
- Rainwise, Inc. was the first company to patent the ‘tipping rain gauge’ in 1976. Accurate precipitation measurements are critical for agricultural industries. As of 2019, 90% of all precipitation measurements are gathered in this fashion (Figure 1).
- In 1981, Rainwise, Inc. invented the first digital weather station for consumers. In 1996, the company invented the first wireless consumer weather station (Figure 2). This was a breakthrough for agricultural applications.
- Rainwise partners with The Weather Company and IBM to gather microclimate data. Such a partnership strengthens the technology provided to NEWA agricultural users.
Figure 1. Rainwise tipping gauge patent circa 1976.
Figure 2. Rainwise wireless consumer weather station circa 1996.