Myer's Point Weather Station

$4,941 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 65 people in 31 months
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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Here's another link for all you wind enthusiasts!

Wind Alert: http://www.windalert.com/spot/166152
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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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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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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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Barry Hayes
15 months ago

would it be easy to add wind gusts to the setup for weather underground dispay on the wundermap display ? https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KNYLANSI4#history it would be easier than the employees.org site and also the bok-choi page Perhaps I have it set on my own weather station at home KNYTRUMA4 It is a handy figure but my weather station is shielded by many trees thank for your help Barry HAyes

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George Evanega
27 months ago

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

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Anonymous
17 months ago
JK
$25
Janet Keefe
27 months ago

Let there be wind!

SC
$315
School's Out Charters
27 months ago

So happy to be supporting this important weather station!

PT
$116
Paul Tucci
27 months ago

Bam!

DK
$40
Dylan Kuckes
27 months ago

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

JB
$200
James Burlitch
27 months ago

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

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

This is a great idea!

Barry Hayes
15 months ago

would it be easy to add wind gusts to the setup for weather underground dispay on the wundermap display ? https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KNYLANSI4#history it would be easier than the employees.org site and also the bok-choi page Perhaps I have it set on my own weather station at home KNYTRUMA4 It is a handy figure but my weather station is shielded by many trees thank for your help Barry HAyes

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George Evanega
27 months ago

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

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