The Eagle Spring Lake Management District is now posting its weather data on a new public website. The site is located at: www.eagleweather.com. For the last several years, the Eagle Spring Lake Management District has been collecting detailed weather information that is used to study Eagle Spring Lake and the Mukwonago River Flowage.
Previously this data was only distributed to the Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS), which collects and distributes data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and non-NOAA sources to a variety of users, including the National Weather Service and to the public through the services of the Weather Underground on the internet. However, these two outlets only allowed viewing of a small portion of the data being collected.
The new web site displays over 25 weather data parameters that are updated as often as every minute. Visitors to the web site can see the current temperature, dew point, humidity, wind speed and direction, rainfall amounts and rates, air density, and lake temperatures to only name a few data fields.
In 2010, over 13,665,600 individual pieces of data were recorded and turned over to scientific researchers at sites such as the South East Regional Planning Commission for use in studying this valuable environmental resource.