Hello devs :-)
this is my first post here so hopefully i got the right section/topic.
In the following lines i will present a small project i did for the sake of fun. It's a personal weather station with a google chrome web app front-end. Basicly it's a PoE enabled Arduino Ethernet Board with some sensors (sparkfun weather meters, hih4030, mpl115a1, and ds1307 - unused at this time). In the future i will also add a distance sensor (to measure snowfall during winter month).
I am interested in your Snow Fall sensors - I have a personal weather site at http://weather.crowe.co.nz
and would like to know about snowfall, hail, sleep, rain and fog.
Do you have any data on capturing snowfall?
We don't get much snow here but it is still usefull for me to learn.
Yeah, snowfall sensor i just added today. I've used a SHARP GP2Y0A02YK0F IR distance sensor. I have added a calibration function (i've extended the web interface) and set the current (summer) ground level as 0. Everything above it is... well, snow. As for the data... i'll have to wait for the summer. For rain i use a tipping bucket. Fog/hail are not on the table right now. My area has almost no fog throughout the year. Hail... i'm searching for an option. Right now i am working on a lightning strike counter. I'll post updates as i will implement more functions.
What do You use for sky conditions? Which sensors are You using?