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September 19, 2003


From Christopher Blunk via Rich Salz

As you probably know, Hurricane Isabel is churning out in the Carribean and will most likely impact somewhere along the eastern seaboard later on this week. My family owns a house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and we'rekeeping our eyes on the forecasts coming out of the Tropical Prediction Center.

On top of our house is a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, connected via wireless to a weather console. The weather console is connected via serial to a laptop, and I'm running a daemon capturing statistics every minute.

For the past year I've been working on an open source project named WeatherNet. The goal of the project is to provide a uniform interface to meteorological data using industry standards. For my project, I've chosen to use web services. The laptop sampling data exposes the data using a web service interface.

The project page is located here: a href="">

I am just hoping that Pittsburgh and Upstate New York have quited down sufficienty by tomorow night for me to actually fly home. If I would have been home I would have certainly built a webservice clientto retrieve Christopher's data.

Posted by Werner Vogels at September 19, 2003 12:23 AM