UGA Skidaway Institute’s new weather station became operational in early May.
The weather station includes a 30-foot-tall tower on the pier at Priests Landing. It has a Gill Instruments GMX531 Weather Station, collecting wind direction and speed, air temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, solar radiation and precipitation at five minute intervals. The station is powered by a solar panel, and data is sent by a cellular link to a website for display. This installation is part of a National Weather Service-funded effort to improve regional weather forecasts.
The available current and historic data can be accessed HERE. Select “Skidaway 1,” which is the 14th station on the list.