Stibnite Weather Station

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Stibnite Weather Station

Weather conditions from Midas Gold’s new meteorological station in Stibnite, Idaho are now publicly available at MesoWest!

According to the MesoWest site:

MesoWest was created to provide access to current and archived weather observations across the United States. It is used by the National Weather Service to aid in forecasting, by researchers to understand severe weather events, and by the public for personal and other uses. MesoWest relies upon weather observing networks that are managed by government agencies, private firms, and educational institutions. Additional stations have been installed at key locations such as near the Great Salt Lake. Observations of temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, and other weather parameters are provided and available through the MesoWest interface.

The new system at Stibnite reports data to MesoWest every 15 minutes. The system then calculates meteorological variables, provides graphical outputs and archives the data. Midas Gold is pleased to be able to provide this data to the public to help improve weather forecasting and safety, which is critical to individuals exploring the back country.

MET trailer, tower and solar power system.

MET trailer, tower and solar power system.

Stibnite 10 Meter tower

Stibnite 10 Meter tower

MET Tower and Trailer.

MET Tower and Trailer.

Solar power station, trailer, and tower. All photos courtesy Lori Dagley.

Solar power station, trailer, and tower. All photos courtesy Lori Dagley.