UNH Joins WeatherBug Schools Network to Provide Live, Local Weather Conditions and Enhance Student Education

The Charger Bulletin

UNH News Story

WEST HAVEN, CONN. —The University of New Haven has joined WeatherBug Schools Program (www.weatherbug.com), the leading provider of consumer and professional weather products and services and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network.

UNH has installed a new WeatherBug weather station on the roof of its Marvin K. Peterson Library. It includes a high-definition camera, lightning sensor and web-based educational software tools. The station is able to provide weather data that UNH will use to prepare and react to weather events.

“The weather has been increasingly challenging to deal with,” said Ronald Quagliani, associate vice president of public safety and administrative services. “This system will give us information early on that will help us to be more prepared for weather events. And when lightning is predicted in our area, an immediate, automated warning will notify athletic teams and others ahead of time.”

The weather station will also be used to enhance the science, technology and math curriculum using the WeatherBug Achieve program. Students and faculty in the Tagliatela College of Engineering, for instance, will use the real-time data provided by the weather station in classes dealing with statistical trend analysis and forecasting, said Dean Ronald Harichandran. He said they will also use the information to study renewable energy generation using wind power.

“WeatherBug is pleased to welcome UNH to the WeatherBug Schools Program,” said Frank McCathran, director of WeatherBug Education.

To view the UNH WeatherBug site, go to: http://www.newhaven.edu/517098

For more information on the WeatherBug Schools Program, visit www.weatherbugschools.com.