About The Weather Station Operation

WeatherRioRancho.Com (and RioRanchoWX.com) has been providing weather since May 27, 2007, originally in Minnesota, then in El Paso, and now in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The weather station is located in the Corrales Heights area (Southern and 528) of Rio Rancho. This is the most accurate weather information for the area available on the internet -- live and local.

This station provides data to the internet users and services around the world. In addition to the immediate, local information the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, New Mexico, residents receive, the information from this weather station is broadcast over the internet to the National Weather Service and a wide variety of weather providers as shown in our footer below.

In addition to gathering information from the weather station and broadcasting it over the internet, Rio Rancho Weather is also involved in other programs. Most of our data is provided over the internet, updated very five seconds, but others get it in a manual or more personal method. Some examples are:

 skwarn chapter hazardous weather spotters and reporters radio phone internet

We have received hazardous weather training from the Metro Skywarn chapter of the national Skywarn organization in Minnesota and from a National Weather Service representative in Albuquerque. When there is hazardous weather in the area we are trained to spot tornadoes, degrees of wind damage, and other hazardous weather information. The information can be provided via the internet, telephone, or even shortwave radio if necessary during extreme conditions.

noaa espotter program

The work with Skywarn led to the NOAA eSpotter program. Qualified spotters report information directly to the NOAA to be gathered in addition to what is received from Skywarn. The local Albuquerque NWS office doesn't use the eSpotter program, but accomplishes the same result in another manner.

cocorahs office in the state of new nexico

CoCoRaHS - Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network - CoCoRaHS is now the largest provider of daily precipitation observations in the United States. Rio Rancho New Mexico Weather collects daily precipitation data which is electronically entered into the CoCoRaHS system.

CoCoRaHS is used by a wide variety of organizations and individuals. The National Weather Service, other meteorologists, hydrologists, emergency managers, city utilities (water supply, water conservation, storm water), insurance adjusters, USDA, engineers, mosquito control, ranchers and farmers, outdoor & recreation interests, teachers, students, and neighbors in the community are just some examples of those who use the data.

star tribune weather wather program disbanded

Until recently, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's web site featured their Weather Watchers. Our former web site, Farmington Weather was an inaugral member of the Weather Watchers and was there on launch day, and up until they took down the program, April 2011.

About The Weather Station System

Rio Rancho New Mexico Weather is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Professional Weather Station (PWS) with a Fan Aspirated Solar Radiator and a Solar Sensor. The station comprises of an anemometer/wind vane, rain gauge, solar sensor and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible and compliance with international weather station data collection standards.

davis professional weather stations vantage pro 2 with fan aspirated radiation shield and solar sensor davis 6153 wireless weather station

This data is collected wirelessly to the console shown in the picture. The console has a logger for data storage and is connected to a dedicated PC running Weather Display software.

weather display wx software

The data is transmitted continuously from the weather station and the web site is updated every 5 seconds. For even more up to date results, we are a "Rapid Fire" weather data provider for the Weather Underground (Wunderground). We also have a direct upload to WeatherBug.

About This Website

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