Weather Sensors

School Net

Schools all over Washington have become weather stations as part of the KING 5 First Alert School Net. Each school has sensors that gather local weather information and store it on a computer at the school.

Several times each day, a computer at KING 5 logs into the school computers to get that weather information, sharing it with the National Weather Service and the University of Washington.

In the past, weather forecasts and reports were based on information from only a few sites around Washington, often far from residential areas.

The School Net stations help meteorologists better understand local weather, close to where people live, work and play.

For information from the Issaquah School Net Site

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