Today a new weather station was installed in the Finca Alzamora, UPRM campus, Mayaguez Puerto Rico. Data from the weather station are available from two websites: WeatherLink or WeatherUnderground. The WeatherUnderground site allows you to download archived data in a coma delimited text format that can be imported into Excel. Data being collected include: air temperature, dew point temperature, RH, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, UV index, soil moisture tension and soil temperature. A value of the reference evapotranspiration is available on the WeatherLink page. We are still working out a few kinks, but should have it running smoothly within a few days.
The weather station was purchased with funds from the UPRM NOAA CREST Project.