Connecting a Weather Station to BaseManager
Posted by Leanne Lloyd-Fairey on 07 March 2016 02:23 PM

Baseline's WeatherAccess™ uses real-time weather data from a weather station in your area. Our BaseManager central control platform connects to Weather Underground's weather station network, which enables you to select weather stations close to your irrigation controller locations.

Weather Underground's weather station network includes thousands of personal weather stations as well as National Weather Service and public stations.

Note: Baseline assumes no responsibility for the ongoing availability of weather stations in Weather Underground's weather station network.

You can connect to multiple weather stations in BaseManager, but you can only assign one weather station to an irrigation controller.

Watch a short video about Connecting a Weather Station to BaseManager.

  1. After you have logged into BaseManager, click the Menu icon in the upper-left corner of the page.
  2. In the menu, click Administration.
  3. In the next menu, click Manage Weather Stations.
  4. In the Weather Station table, click Add Weather Station.
  5. In the Weather Station ID field, type or paste Weather Underground's ID for the weather station that you want to connect to. If you don't know the ID of the weather station, click Find Weather Station in the upper-right corner of the page. Refer to the topic on Finding a Weather Station in Your Area.
  6. Click Save at the bottom of the page. BaseManager verifies that a valid station ID was entered and verifies that the Weather Station is collecting the following data points that are required for ET calculations.
    • Temperature
    • Atmospheric pressure
    • Dew point
    • Precipitation
    • Wind speed
    • Solar radiation (If the weather station does not provide this value, Baseline's system will estimate it.)

Note: After you connect the weather station to BaseManager, you need to assign it to a specific irrigation controller as a device. Refer to Assigning a Weather Station to an Irrigation Controller.

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