Weather Info for Traveling to Campus

It’s a little over 2 weeks until Move-In for our new Class of 2020 students, and then the upperclassmen/women will be right behind them.  It’s been a sweltering summer for most of the time, but this week we have seen more rain than we have in months, it seems.  Really big “frog choker” storms, in the words of my late P’92 father.

Speaking of weather, my good friends in the WF News Service ran a story yesterday that might be of interest to our families – it’s about how to get weather information as you prepare to come to campus (or any time, really).  Details below.

— by Betsy Chapman
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Students headed to campus can find quick details on weather

When students and their families leave home to travel to Wake Forest later this month, questions they may have about the weather on campus can be answered in detail thanks to recently-installed WeatherSTEM stations on top of the Miller Center and the scoreboard at BB&T Field.

The WeatherSTEM stations use a combination of weather instruments and sensors to take environmental measurements and offer frequently updated details on temperature, humidity, the heat index, barometric pressure and much more.

Each station includes a sky camera, with one directed toward Kentner Stadium, Farrell Hall and Wait Chapel, while the other camera is directed across BB&T Field.

Anyone with access to the internet can visit the web sites for the weather stations located at the Miller Center and BB&T Field.  Each web site–forsyth.weatherstem.com/wfu and forsyth.weatherstem.com/wfufootball–has a link to the other. The links are labeled “WEATHERSTEM UNITS” and can be found at the top right side of the sites.

The stations also offer information through Facebook and Twitter accounts, which are updated through automation.  On Facebook, the accounts are identified as Wake Forest Weatherstem and Wake Forest Football Weatherstem.  On Twitter, the stations can be followed @WakeForestWxSTEM and @WFUFootballWxSTEM.

WeatherSTEM also offers apps for ios and Android.

The weather stations were obtained from WeatherSTEM in Tallahassee, Fla.  The company describes itself as providing “an integration of weather stations, collected and distributed atmospheric data and STEM-based curriculum for grades K-12.

In addition to its safety applications, WeatherSTEM also provides an online library of educational materials.

To learn more:

–Visit the University’s WeatherSTEM stations.

–Download a WeatherSTEM mobile app

–Follow the social media accounts for the University’s weather stations.

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