Site Data Collection Packet - WeatherBug® Weather Station

AWS WeatherBug
Homeland Security Certification
Site Data Collection Packet
Submission Web Page:
www.aws.com/sitedata
Login ID
Password
Important!!!
Please complete as soon as possible!!!
AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc.
www.aws.com
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Hello!
In September 2001, President Bush asked American business owners to join the fight against
terrorism and help protect America. By completing and submitting this Homeland Security site data for
your WeatherBug weather station, you take the first step in becoming part of the WeatherBug
Homeland Security Network, a partnership that allows the National Weather Service (NWS) to access
real time data collected by WeatherBug weather stations in a time of emergency or disaster.
This partnership is important because weather has long played a vital role in the government’s ability
to respond to major disasters, helping them determine which municipalities to evacuate in which
order, select the best approach routes for police and firefighters, and choose the type of equipment to
dispatch to a disaster site.
This certification process consists of completing the enclosed certification questionnaire and taking
the requested photos of your site to identify any site characteristics that may affect your weather
station’s weather data. This process should take approximately 45 minutes and will also ensure that
your weather station is functioning properly and communicating with the weather network on a
consistent basis.
After completing the form, you can submit your site certification data through our web page
www.aws.com/sitedata. Log into the website using the Station ID and Customer Number found on
your Packing List.
SAMPLE PACKING LIST
Station ID and
Customer Number
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If you are unable to obtain your Station ID and Customer Number from the Packing List please call
Technical Support at 1-800-624-4205. Please utilize a digital camera to take the requested photos
and e-mail the JPG photo files to support@aws.com.
By completing and submitting this site certification data, your weather station data and site data will
be reviewed to ensure your WeatherBug weather station is installed properly and communicating
accurate weather data to the WeatherBug Homeland Security Network.
Thank you for collecting this important site data. Please allow 6-8 weeks after the date of submission
for the processing and review of your site data for complete certification.
Sincerely,
Bart Lewis, Jr.
Manager, Network Operations and Support
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Overview of Site Data Collection Process
The 5-step site data collection process is illustrated below:
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2
3
4
5
Gather Materials,
Review Safety
Guidelines, and
Review Photo
Tips
Take Photos
from Ground and
Complete Site
Structure Data
Complete Site
Sensor Data,
Measurements,
and Photos
Complete Inside
Equipment Data
and Contact
Information
Submit
Completed Data
to AWS and Email
Photos to
support@aws.com
Please read through this entire document before you begin!
STEP 1.
Gather Materials, Review Safety Guidelines, and Review Photo Tips
To complete this package you will need the following:
• Digital camera to take photographs of weather station from various angles
• Compass to determine the direction that the wind sensor is pointing and to identify North, East,
South, and West to take photographs
• Email access to email digital photos to support@aws.com
• Tape measure or yardstick to measure heights and distances
If your weather station is located on the roof of your building, we ask that you go up on the roof during
Step 3 to take the requested photos and to complete that portion of the data collection form. If this
applies to your situation, use caution while on the roof. SAFETY FIRST! Make sure roof is clear
of ice, snow, and water.
Before you start taking photos and collecting data about your site, please keep these tips in
mind:
• Take only the photos requested in the data collection form. Please take photos in the
sequence listed on this form – i.e., Photo #1, Photo #2, etc.
• Make sure the sun is not in direct view as you are taking the photos. The photos will be
over-exposed, rendering them useless.
• Make sure there is adequate lighting while taking the pictures.
• The photos will become the property of AWS. Photos other than the ones requested are of no
value to AWS.
Need Help? Call 1-800-624-4205 for Technical Support
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STEP 2. Take Photos from Ground and Complete Site Structure Data
Please walk outside and complete the following:
Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
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1. PHOTO #1 - Take a photo of something outdoors
to clearly identify your school/ company (i.e. sign,
banner, logo, etc). Please ensure that the logo/words
will be legible to identify your school/company from
the photograph.
Sample Photo
There are many schools with similar names in our network of 6,000+ weather stations
(e.g. Washington Elementary School, North Middle School, etc.). To help us match your
photos with the information you’re collecting on this form, please use a dark marker to
write your 5 or 6 character Login ID (provided on cover letter) in ALL CAPS on the back
of the last page of this form. Then place this ID paper about 5 feet in front of the
camera with your school/company sign in the background about 10 feet away.
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2. PHOTO #2 - Take a close-up photo from the
ground looking up at the weather station. The
photo should show the full mast as large as possible.
Sample Photo
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3. PHOTO #3 - Take another photo from the ground
from a different angle looking up at the weather
station. The photo should show the weather station
mast and a portion of the surrounding area/building
from the ground to the top of the mast.
Please take photos of the requested subjects as close to the
subject as possible during optimal daytime outdoor light
conditions.
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Sample Photo
Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
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4. Where is the outdoor sensor mast mounted? (circle one)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
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5. What direction does the nearest exterior wall to the sensor mast
face? (circle one)
a.
b.
c.
d.
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Not on the building (on the ground)
1st story roof
2nd story roof
3rd story roof or above
In a stadium
North
NorthEast
East
SouthEast
e. South
f. SouthWest
g. West
h. NorthWest
6. Where is the sensor mast mounted? (circle one)
a. Mounted in the middle of the roof (I can walk around station)
b. Mounted to exterior building wall
c. Mounted to structure on interior of building roof
d. Mounted in the ground (not on a building)
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7. Which number best represents the site location of the sensor mast? Write number here
__________ and circle the numbered circle below.
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Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
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8. If your sensor mast is mounted to a wall, which best describes the
WALL material where your sensor mast is mounted? (circle one)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
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Brick/stone
Wood
Siding (aluminum, vinyl, etc.)
Cinderblock/stucco
Other: _______________________________________________
N/A: Sensor mast is mounted directly on the roof or in the ground.
9. Which best describes the WALL color where your sensor mast is
mounted? (circle one)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
Brick Red
Brown
Tan
White/Light Gray
Black
Dark color (green, blue, etc.)
Light color (yellow, pink, etc)
N/A: Sensor mast is mounted directly on the roof or in the ground.
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STEP 3. Complete Site Sensor Data, Measurements, and Photos
Please go to the mast containing the weather station sensors and complete the following
questions. If your mast is mounted on the roof, please go to the roof.
Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
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10. PHOTO #4 - Take a photo of the ground or roof
material at the base of the mast.
Sample Photo
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11. Which best describes the ROOF material nearest your sensor mast?
(circle one)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
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Asphalt
Stone
Metal (tin, steel, etc.)
Tar
Tar Roof Shingles
Wood Shakes/Shingles
Rubber
Other: ____________________________________
N/A: Sensor mast is mounted in the ground.
12. Which best describes the ROOF color nearest your sensor mast?
(circle one)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
Brick Red
Brown
Tan
White/Light Gray
Black
Dark color (green, blue, etc.)
Light color (yellow, pink, etc
N/A: Sensor mast is mounted in the ground.
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Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
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13. How high is the ROOF where the sensor mast is installed above the
GROUND? If the sensor mast is mounted in the GROUND, enter 0
(zero).
____________ feet above the GROUND
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14. How high is the Temperature Sensor (in the
sensor shelter) above the ground or nearest
roof where the base of the mast is located
(recommended height is at least 8 feet)?
____________ feet above ground or nearest roof
level where base of mast is located
TOP
The top of the sensor
shelter should be at least
8 feet above ground/roof
If your Temperature Sensor (in the sensor shelter) is on a mast mounted at the top of
a wall, please ensure the Temperature Sensor is positioned away from the nearest
roof to obtain optimal air circulation through the sensor shelter. Please ensure the
Rain Gauge is NOT directly below the Temperature Sensor so that falling rain can fall
directly in the Rain Gauge.
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15. How high is the Wind Sensor above the ground
or nearest roof where the base of the mast is
located (recommended height is at least 10
feet)?
____________ feet above ground or nearest roof
level where base of mast is located
HUB
Measure to Propeller Style
Hub
HUB
Measure to Cup Style Hub
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16. Specify the type of Wind Sensor used on your sensor mast?
(circle one)
a. Propeller Style
b. Cup Style
All new weather stations use
Propeller style wind sensors.
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Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
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17. Using the enclosed compass (see note
below), check the installed orientation of
your Wind Sensor. My Wind Sensor is
currently pointing in the following
direction:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
North
NorthEast
East (desired for Cup style mounting arm)
SouthEast
South (desired for Propeller style black box)
SouthWest
West
NorthWest
Please shake the compass and let it settle before using
it. The compass arrow will always point toward North.
Please check directions twice.
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SOUTH
Propeller Style Black Junction
Box Should Point in the South
Direction
EAST
Cup Style Mounting Arm
Should Point in East Direction
18. If your Wind Sensor is not pointing in the proper direction, please
try to adjust the installed direction to the proper orientation, then
complete the following:
a. My Wind Sensor is pointing in the proper direction
b. My Wind Sensor was NOT pointing in the proper direction, but I repositioned it so
that it is pointing in the proper direction.
c. My Wind Sensor was NOT pointing in the proper direction, but I CANNOT
reposition it so that it is pointing in the proper direction.
NOTE: If there is no way to reposition the Wind Sensor to the proper direction,
this completed/submitted form will trigger AWS to adjust for the difference in
our software using the answers you provided in the previous questions.
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Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
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19. PHOTO #5 - Use the enclosed compass
to determine the NORTH direction.
Please remove the last page of this
packet, fold it so NORTH is showing,
and hold the paper so NORTH is
displayed in the photo. Then stand
beside the sensor mast and take a photo
facing away from the mast in the
NORTH direction.
Sample Photo
Please shake the compass and let it settle before using it. The compass arrow
will always point toward North. Please check directions twice.
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20. PHOTO #6 - Repeat the above step to
take a photo in the SOUTH direction.
Sample Photo
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21. PHOTO #7 - Repeat the above step to
take a photo in the WEST direction.
Sample Photo
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22. PHOTO #8 - Repeat the above step to
take a photo in the EAST direction.
Sample Photo
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Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
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23. Looking NORTH, what is the distance to the closest WIND obstructions
(such as trees, buildings or other parts of buildings, rooftop structures
such as satellite dishes, etc.)? Please describe your NORTH direction
view in the space provided below.
_________________ feet to nearest obstruction. Enter 1,500 if closest obstruction
is more than 1,500 feet away.
The closest obstructions in the NORTH direction are: ______________________
________________________________________________________________________
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24. Looking SOUTH, what is the distance to the closest WIND obstructions?
Please describe your SOUTH direction view in the space provided below.
_________________ feet to nearest obstruction. Enter 1,500 if closest obstruction
is more than 1,500 feet away.
The closest obstructions in the SOUTH direction are: _______________________
________________________________________________________________________
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25. Looking WEST, what is the distance to the closest WIND obstructions?
Please describe your WEST direction view in the space provided below.
_________________ feet to nearest obstruction. Enter 1,500 if closest obstruction
is more than 1,500 feet away.
The closest obstructions in the WEST direction are: _______________________
________________________________________________________________________
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26. Looking EAST, what is the distance to the closest WIND obstructions?
Please describe your EAST direction view in the space provided below.
_________________ feet to nearest obstruction. Enter 1,500 if closest obstruction
is more than 1,500 feet away.
The closest obstructions in the EAST direction are: _______________________
_______________________________________________________________________
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Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
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27. Identify any nearby heat sources (such as: vents, fans, air conditioning
units, exhaust pipes, chimneys, solar panels, etc.). If no heat source
exists within 100 feet, please enter 0 (zero). Please describe any heat
sources within 100 feet in the space provided below.
_________________ feet to nearest heat source. Enter 0 (zero) if closest heat
source is more than 100 feet away
The closest heat source(s) are: ___________________________________
______________________________________________________________
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28. PHOTOS #9 & #10 - Please take TWO photos
from TWO different locations on the roof
(assuming your weather station is installed on
the roof). One photo should be a close-up shot
of the mast with all sensors showing. The other
photo should show the weather station relative
to any significant roof structures or heat/vent
sources that may affect the weather station
data.
Please describe any subjects in photos and the view
direction for the photos in the space provided
below.
Photo 9 is looking ____________ (direction) and
Sample Photos
shows ___________________________________.
Photo 10 is looking ____________ (direction) and
shows ___________________________________.
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29. If you have a Weather Station Camera, which direction does the camera
point? (circle one)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
North
NorthEast
East
SouthEast
South
SouthWest
West
h. NorthWest
i. We do not currently have a Weather Station Camera,
but would like to learn more about adding a camera
to our weather station
j. We do not currently have a Weather Station Camera
and have no interest at this time
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Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
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30. PHOTOS #11 & #12 - Using your TWO
remaining photos, please retake any photos
that may not have turned out well or take
photos that will further illustrate the
characteristics of your site, such as: sensor
close-up, camera mounting, aerial photo, other
obstructions or heat/vent sources, etc.
Photo of an aerial photo
Please describe any subjects in the photos and the view
direction for the photos in the space provided below.
Photo 11 is looking ____________ (direction) and
shows __________________________________________.
Photo 12 is looking ____________ (direction) and
Photo of Weather Station
Camera Mounting
shows __________________________________________.
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31. Please refer to the Rain Gauge Check and
Clean instructions on the next page to check
and clean your Rain Gauge, then choose an
answer to describe what you found and did:
a. I removed debris that was clogging the Rain Gauge
funnel hole and bottom drain holes. I tested the
Rain Gauge and it is working properly.
b. I removed debris that was clogging the Rain Gauge
funnel hole and bottom drain holes. I tested the
Rain Gauge and it is NOT working properly.
c. My Rain Gauge was NOT clogged. I tested the Rain
Gauge and it is working properly.
d. My Rain Gauge does NOT appear to be clogged. I
did NOT test the Rain Gauge but know that it has
been recording rainfall.
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Funnel Hole in Top
Drain Holes in
Bottom
Rain Gauge with Funnel Hole
and Drain Holes
32. Please check the mast to determine if it is prone to shaking or swaying
due to the wind:
a. My mast is secure and shakes/sways very little.
b. My mast shakes and sways and I will work to make it more secure.
c. My mast shakes and sways but I will NOT be able to make it more secure.
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Rain Gauge Check and Clean Instructions
It is important to check the Rain Gauge at least every 3 months to ensure that it does not get
clogged with debris in the following places:
1. The funnel hole that funnels rain to the sensor inside the canister.
2. The drain holes that drain water after it has been measured.
Funnel Hole at Top of Rain Gauge
The Rain Gauge funnel will collect debris, such as: leaves, twigs, seeds, bird droppings, etc.
These items may accumulate and clog the funnel hole or limit the amount of rain that is
collected, causing little or no rain to be measured. All debris should be removed from the
funnel periodically. The best way to unclog the funnel hole is to take a narrow/pointed object
such as a toothpick or a paperclip and gently remove the clog from the hole. If the clog cannot
be removed from above, then you will need to remove the four or five screws to lift off the
cover so you can poke the clog out. Please be careful, as there are sensitive parts inside the
case that can be easily damaged. If it has not rained for some time, spider webs and bug
residue may need to be removed as they prevent the free movement of the tipping bucket
sensor.
Drain Holes in Bottom of Rain Gauge
If water does not drain from inside the Rain Gauge, it will collect inside the Rain Gauge and
the sensor inside may start floating and report more rain than the amount that actually fell.
Caution: Clearing drain hole clogs can cause you to get wet if the Rain Gauge is full of
water. Unclog the drain holes by poking a toothpick or paperclip up through the drain holes. If
this is not working, then remove the Rain Gauge cover as described above. Look for debris or
mold/mildew clogging the holes. Again please be careful, as there are sensitive parts inside
the case that can be easily damaged.
Testing the Rain Gauge
After you unclog the Rain Gauge, please test it to make sure it is reading correctly. To do this,
pour 8oz of water into the gauge. If the gauge is working properly, it should read 0.33 to 0.40
inches of rain. It is very important you make sure to pour the water into the Rain Gauge at a
slow, even pace. Pouring the water in too fast can cause inaccurate data.
Final Steps
Please ensure the Rain Gauge cover is securely fastened and that the Rain Gauge is securely
fastened to a mast that is secure. Masts that shake or sway are likely to record excessive
rainfall on windy days, even if it is not actually raining. To fix this problem, the mast should be
installed as securely as possible, and the Rain Gauge should be installed lower on the mast.
The Rain Gauge should be approximately 5 feet above the roof or ground and should NOT be
located directly beneath the Temperature Sensor.
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STEP 4. Complete Inside Equipment Data and Contact Information
Please go inside where the AWS Datalogger or Master Control Unit is located and
complete the last set of questions.
Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
33. Identify the Room # or describe the location of the DataLogger/ Master
Control/ BlueBugBox and the serial # listed on the back of the box (the
number following the letters DL, AW, or BBB). See the instructions and
photos provided below for help when locating the serial numbers.
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Box location is: ___________________________________________________
Box serial # is: ____________________________________________________
Remote serial # listed on silver label on bottom of Master Control Unit is:
__________________________________________________________________
(applies to 1997-present Master Control Units only where box serial # begins with AW)
Locating BlueBugBox/Master Control/DataLogger Serial # and Remote #
Please find your box where all the wires are connected. This is the BlueBugBox, Master
Control Unit, or DataLogger, depending on the model year at your site. Please look on the
back of the box for the serial number.
2005 – Present: The BlueBugBox will have a serial # in the back right corner (when viewed
fro the back) that looks like “BBB-##-####”, where ##-#### is the serial number.
1997 – 2004: The Master Control unit will have a serial # in the back right corner (when
viewed from back) that looks like “AW-#####”, where ##### is the serial number. Then look
for a silver sticker on the bottom of the box that contains a handwritten 3 or 4 digit serial
number labeled as the "Remote Serial".
1993 – 1996: The DataLogger will have a serial # near the back, bottom-center part of the
box (when viewed from back) that looks like “DL-#####”, where ##### is the serial number.
DataLoggers do not have a silver sticker with the Remote Serial number on the bottom of the
unit.
Front
2005 – Present
1997 - 2004
1993 - 1996
Back
AW010530
DL-94561
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Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
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34. My method of weather data communication is: (circle one)
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35. To ensure the weather station collects and communicates weather data
every day of every year, the weather station equipment must remain
powered and connected to the weather network by a functioning Internet
connection or modem. This includes weekends, holidays, breaks, and
shutdowns when schools or businesses are closed. This also includes
evacuations in times of emergency - the most critical time to ensure
continued communication of weather data for Homeland Security and
Emergency Management decisions. Please check one or more of the
following that apply to your weather station:
a. Internet
b. Modem, but have a PC and would like AWS to send free software and free
computer cable to convert station from modem to Internet.
c. Modem. I am not interested in converting to the Internet or do not have a PC
available to connect to the Internet at this time.
‰ My weather station remains powered and connected year round.
‰ Policies require a shut down in power and/or connection when the facility is
not occupied for short-term periods (holidays, evenings, weekends)
‰ Policies require a shut down in power and/or connection when the facility is
not occupied for long-term periods (week-long shutdowns/breaks, summer
breaks, etc.)
‰ Policies require a shut down in power and/or connection during emergency
evacuations
‰ If my site has a policy requiring shut downs in power and/or Internet/modem
connections, I understand the need to maintain power and data
communication and will seek an exception to the policy for the weather
station data.
‰ If my site has a policy requiring shut downs in power and/or Internet/modem
connections, I understand the need to maintain power and data
communication but we will NOT be able to make an exception to the policy.
NOTE: If the weather station indoor equipment is located in a portion of the
building that is unpowered when the facility is unoccupied for extended
periods, then please try to move the equipment to a location that is powered
year round, such as a front office area.
Please provide any additional details in the Additional Notes box included
with Question #38.
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Place a checkmark in the box for each numbered item as it is completed.
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36. I understand that it is important to keep my weather station
communicating with the weather network. I will: (circle one)
a. Pledge to do my best to keep the weather station functioning and communicating
properly with the weather network and strive toward an 85% uptime goal and to
respond to WeatherBug Maintenance Notices within one week. If my weather
station will be unpowered/disconnected for facility maintenance/renovations, I will
contact WeatherBug Technical Support to communicate the planned outage.
b. I cannot commit to keeping the weather station functioning and communicating
properly with the weather network and responding to notices within one week.
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37. For computer Internet connected stations, I understand that computer
passwords can cause the weather station to be down for extended periods
when I am not at the site to restart and log in to the computer. I will:
(circle one)
a. Place a note near the computer with the username/password or communicate this
information to other backup contacts in case I am not available. I will provide
names of backup contacts or locations where the log-in information is documented
by typing notes in Question #38 for additional notes.
b. Not be able to tell others my log-in information or write it down.
c. The WeatherBug computer does not require a password or I will remove the
existing username/password.
d. We are a BlueBugBox site and do not have a computer connected to the station.
e. We are a modem site and do not have a PC connected to the weather station.
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38. Please provide any additional information about your site (such as:
computer type/processor/RAM [e.g. Dell/Pentium2/32MB],
username/password for your WeatherBug computer, Latitude/Longitude
and Elevation using GPS sensor, changes to equipment locations over life
of weather station, planned relocations in future, or changes in
environment/building structure since the weather station was installed or
planned in the future).
NOTE: Older, less powerful computers may tend to “lock up” over a period of
time when any of the following apply:
• Additional computer programs are running on the computer
• Screen savers engage
• Power management features turn off hard disk after 30 minutes of no use
• Scheduled tasks like disk defragmenters and disk/virus scans are enabled
Please indicate if any of the above issues apply to your computer.
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39.
Primary
Point of
Contact
Please provide the following contact information. Please provide a backup and
summer contact for situations when the primary contact is not available.
Name ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
School/Company Name ______________________________________________________________________________________
Street Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________
City _________________________________________________ State _____________ Zip Code ________________________
Mailing Address (if different) ________________________________________________________________________________
City _________________________________________________ State _____________ Zip Code ________________________
School/Work Phone # _____________________________________________________ Extension ______________________
Fax # ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
School/Work Email _________________________________________________________________________________________
Home Email _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Backup
Point of
Contact
Name ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
School/Company Name ______________________________________________________________________________________
Street Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________
City _________________________________________________ State _____________ Zip Code ________________________
Mailing Address (if different) ________________________________________________________________________________
City _________________________________________________ State _____________ Zip Code ________________________
School/Work Phone # _____________________________________________________ Extension ______________________
Fax # ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
School/Work Email _________________________________________________________________________________________
Home Email _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Summer
Point of
Contact
Name ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
School/Company Name ______________________________________________________________________________________
Street Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________
City _________________________________________________ State _____________ Zip Code ________________________
Mailing Address (if different) ________________________________________________________________________________
City _________________________________________________ State _____________ Zip Code ________________________
School/Work Phone # _____________________________________________________ Extension ______________________
Fax # ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
School/Work Email _________________________________________________________________________________________
Home Email _______________________________________________________________________________________________
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STEP 5. Submit Completed Data to AWS and EMail JPG Photo files to
Support@aws.com
When completed, please submit your form one of these ways:
• Submit your answers using the Internet web page http://www.aws.com/sitedata
• Fax this form to 301-258-9206
Internet Submission using http://www.aws.com/sitedata website
Use the Login ID (Station ID) and Password (Customer Number) found on the
Packing List or call Technical Support at 800-624-4205 to obtain information.
Note: If necessary, use leading zeros to make your Customer # that serves as
your password a 5-digit number. For example, if your Customer # is 5, you
would enter 00005 for the password.
Additional help is available by contacting Technical Support at 1-800-624-4205.
After you have taken all of the required pictures, save the photos as JPG files with the file
name LoginID_#. For example, Photo 1 for Login ID “FRMNT” would be named FRMNT_1
while Photo 12 would be named FRMNT_12. Please email the photos to support@aws.com.
Thank you very much for your efforts to collect and submit your site
certification data to AWS. This data will be used to understand the
characteristics of your site and the impact these characteristics may have on
your weather data. Thanks again!
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Please remove this page from the packet and fold the page to display the direction you are
viewing when taking the photos listed in Questions 19 through 22 (note paper held in sample
photos for these questions). To help identify your school’s photos, please use a dark
marker to write your 5 or 6 character Login ID (Station ID) on the back of this page and
take a photo of it with your school/company sign as instructed in PHOTO #1/Question #1.
NORTH
SOUTH
WEST
EAST
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