Thank you for taking some time to visit this blog! Here you will find articles of technical nature, articles about running a weather website, and a few articles about my random thoughts.
This blog is completely noncommercial. I do not intend to make money from this blog or from my weather station website. You will notice that there are no annoying ads, no stupid pop-ups just before you leave, no begging for your email to collect for “newsletters” and most importantly – no nefarious tracking cookies.
I have been an avid blog reader for many years. Unfortunately, I have seen many good blogs descend into commercial oblivion because their owners fell for the “Make Unlimited Cash!” hype that prevails throughout the internet these days. I simply quit reading blogs when their main purpose switches from providing useful information to getting as many clicks as possible on their ads.
Then there is the subject of privacy. I abhor Google Analytics and all the similar versions of tracking cookies. As a website owner it is important that I keep track of statistics such as views and see which articles generate more interest. I use this information to gauge my reader’s interests and then I can provide additional information tailored to those direct interests. But Google and their ilk have gone way beyond this and have become miners of highly personal information that they use for their own purposes (which the website owner never sees by the way). You will never find Google, Facebook, Instagram anything on my websites. My hosting provider does provide me with basic information on page views which is entirely server hosted, so that nothing else is collected from my readers.
If you wish to leave a comment on one of my articles, please feel free to do so! Yes, you must enter your email address. This is to weed out spam submissions of which hundreds occur everyday on this website. I do not collect email addresses for any purpose but only to make sure that you are a real person making a comment and you’re not a bot that submits many thousands of spam posts every hour. If you are a regular reader of this blog, consider registering as a user so that you can easily comment and discuss things at will, bypassing the spam filters.
Again, thank you for taking the time to read this blog, visiting my weather station website, and if you have a question or comment, I will do my best to answer and help in any way possible!
What does KI5OMM mean? – This my amateur radio call sign. I integrate my weather station with amateur radio in several ways, so I named my weather station to refer to my radio call sign – KI5OMM
Where is the weather Station located? – The KI5OMM weather station is physically located near Huntsville, Texas USA
How do you get your weather forecasts and other data? – My weather station has many electrical sensors that collect information directly from the atmosphere and a computer compiles this information into a format that is easily understandable for the website user. Additionally I use weather forecasts and information available from the National Weather Service. The information from the sensors located at the station is collected every five minutes and is available on the website in real time.
Why do you do all of this work? – I spend a good bit of time maintaining the weather station and writing articles for the blog. I do this simply for the love of observing our weather environment and teaching and sharing to others who may be interested in building their own weather station.