The Weather Station – Model 3451 is designed to automatically measure and report weather conditions. The Weather Station’s weatherproof standpipe houses the transmitter and acts as an antenna tower and sensor support. The data transmitted from the weather station can be used in a number of applications such as flood and/or storm warnings, establishing historical and real time data for agriculture, marine weather forecasting, and the effects of weather changes on tidal areas.
Rainfall and wind data are reported automatically by the Weather Station on an event-actuated basis. Temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure can be set to report either on a timed basis or event actuated basis. When event actuated, the Weather Station initiates a report when a defined amount of change has occurred since the previous transmission.
When the rain gauge top section is mounted on top of the Weather Station standpipe, the rain gauge funnel opening is approximately 10 ft (3 m) above the ground.
For remote, hard to reach sites, an optional Radio Path Study can be made to analyze radio transmission paths, ensuring clean, accurate signals between various Weather Station locations.
The Model 3451 Weather Station is configured to meet standard meteorological data collection requirements and includes a weatherproof Standpipe Assembly, ALERT/IFLOWS Data Transmitter with battery, Rain Gauge Top Section, Barometric Pressure Sensor, Wind Direction/Speed Sensor, Crossarm Assembly for Wind Monitor, Temperature & Relative Humidity Sensor, Multiplate Radiation Shield, Solar Panel, Antenna, Wind Connector, and Antenna Cable & Mounting Hardware. An optional access door is recommended for ease & efficiency, and to simplify maintenance on the Weather Station.