Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Owasco Lake Buoy Weather Information Now Available

Owasco Lake Buoy Weather Information Now Available!

With the help of the Upstate Freshwater Institute (UFI) in Syracuse, NY, current weather conditions on Owasco Lake are available in “near real time” on the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology’s (IAGT) web site. The information can be accessed from their home page ( using the “Owasco Lake Buoy Data Feed” button on the right side of the page. If you prefer, the full URL for the page is . There are also links on the page to the water quality and weather trend data collected daily by UFI, and OWLA’s web site as well.

For any of you interested “techies” out there, the data is uploaded from the buoy via cell phone system to UFI, where it is processed and then sent on to IAGT’s servers via FTP and then posted on the web site. As a result, the weather information on the web page is updated every 20 minutes, but the actual time of the reading may be as much as 40 minutes old when viewed.
For more area weather information, IAGT also maintains a land based weather station with more detailed information for conditions in Auburn, NY: .
Questions? Contact David Carr, IAGT: 315-283-9421,

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