Myer's Point Weather Station

$4,891 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 63 people in 9 months
Jennifer Wells Miller  LANSING, NY
Thank you for visiting the Myers Point Weather Station GoFundMe page.  A group of wind and water enthusiasts have volunteered their time and expertise to install a weather station at Myers Point Park in Lansing, NY on Cayuga Lake.  But, we can’t do it alone!  

If you spend time on Cayuga Lake, this weather station is for you!  Calling all wind enthusiasts, kayakers, standup paddleboarders, canoeists, boaters, kiters, windsurfers, and anglers... please donate to this project today! 

Our ultimate goal is to have a weather station that will be functional year round and provide accurate wind speed and direction, precipitation, humidity, barometric pressure, air and water temperature.  The weather station will be connected to WeatherFlow or WeatherUnderground and data will be publicly accessible. 

There are several levels of equipment ranging from backyard hobby kits to industrial and marine grade instruments.  Below are a few of the configurations we have researched.  The level of support we receive from the community will dictate which option we can afford.

Option #1 – Approximately $4,500
Gill MetPak base station with WindsonicM anemometer, Raspberry Pii controller, water temp sensor
- expensive
- small amount of coding required to connect to WeatherUnderground
+ ultrasonic (no moving parts)
+ Marine grade stainless steel (built to last)
+ heated for year-round operation

Option #2 – Approximately $2,000
Gill MaxiMet GMX500, Raspberry Pii controller, water temp sensor
- small amount of coding required to connect to WeatherUnderground
- not heated (potentially will be down frequently in colder weather)
+ ultrasonic (no moving parts)
+ industrial grade (built to last)

Option #3 – Approximately $750
Davis Instruments WeatherBridge
- Consumer quality
- moving parts = fragile
- unlikely to last very long at Myers Point
+ low cost
+ plug and play

The town of Lansing Recreation department, which manages Myers Park has approved the installation of a pole at an ideal location near the lighthouse and offered the use of their Internet connection.  Our strong preference is to go with option #1, but if we are unable to raise that amount by the beginning of June, we will go with option #2.  We are already funded beyond option #3 but are including it for comparison purposes. 

Thank you for your support, from the Myers Point Weather Station team!

Wing Eng
Jeff Bishop
Steven Southworth
Jennifer Wells Miller
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Update 4
Posted by Jennifer Miller
2 months ago
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Here's another link for all you wind enthusiasts!

Wind Alert: http://www.windalert.com/spot/166152
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Update 3
Posted by Jennifer Miller
2 months ago
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Hello Supporters!

The Myers Park Weather Station team is excited to announce that the Gill MetPak base weather station with WindsonicM anemometer has been installed and is operational! Enjoy the video!

To access current readings, please visit the following links - more locations to come.

Weather Underground: https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KNYLANSI4#history

Sail Flow: http://www.sailflow.com/map#42.536,-76.55,14,1

Thank you again for your support! We did go slightly over budget, but we could not have done this without all the generous donations!

Next Goal: WEB CAM :-)

From the Myers Point Weather Station team!

Wing Eng
Jeff Bishop
Steven Southworth
Jennifer Wells Miller
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Update 2
Posted by Jennifer Miller
5 months ago
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Hello Supporters!

The Myers Park Weather Station team is excited to announce that the Gill MetPak base station with WindsonicM anemometer is here! The pole is prepped and the installation process is underway! Keep an eye out for updates as we move forward with this project!

Thank you again for your support! We could not have done this without all the generous donations!

From the Myers Point Weather Station team!

Wing Eng
Jeff Bishop
Steven Southworth
Jennifer Wells Miller
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Update 1
Posted by Jennifer Miller
5 months ago
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Hello Supporters!

The Myers Park Weather Station team is excited to announce that the Gill MetPak base station with WindsonicM anemometer is here! The pole is prepped and the installation process is underway! Keep an eye out for updates as we move forward with this project!

Thank you again for your support! We could not have done this without all the generous donations!

From the Myers Point Weather Station team!

Wing Eng
Jeff Bishop
Steven Southworth
Jennifer Wells Miller
Woohooooo.... It's here!
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George Evanega
5 months ago

this is begging for off comments!... how big is the pole anyway?

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$4,891 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 63 people in 9 months
Created May 5, 2016
Jennifer Wells Miller  
RB
$50
Rick Ballantyne
1 month ago
JK
$25
Janet Keefe
5 months ago

Let there be wind!

SC
$315
School's Out Charters
5 months ago

So happy to be supporting this important weather station!

PT
$116
Paul Tucci
5 months ago

Bam!

DK
$40
Dylan Kuckes
5 months ago

This will be a great community resource . Thanks to the people making it happen!

JB
$200
James Burlitch
5 months ago

I just learned about this project today. For years I have wished for something like this.

$100
Anonymous
6 months ago
$25
Andrew Gossen
6 months ago

This is a great idea!

$50
Lisa Turner
6 months ago

It will be nice to know the wind speed before driving out!

LW
$100
Lansing Car Wash
6 months ago

This will be great addition for boating and recreation at the park.

George Evanega
5 months ago

this is begging for off comments!... how big is the pole anyway?

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