Sometimes the weather forecast is enough for us to know how to dress up for the day. Other times it is either completely off, or is unable to take into account the topography of a city. For example, in some places, it could be sunny in the north of the city, while the west is plunged in fog. In order to solve this problem, BloomSky aims to build personal weather stations.
The BloomSky backyard weather camera is able to monitor the weather in a certain area. In that place it gathers information which it later uses to create localized, real-time weather reports. Every such weather station comes with an HD camera that takes a photo every three minutes. Its set of sensors also monitor the humidity, pressure, temperature, UV index and rainfall.
The weather station is easy to install. It can be embedded in the ground or attached to a wall, roof or balcony. It is also versatile and can be powered by either house power or solar power. All gathered data and images are sent to cloud via the house’s WiFi network. By using a smartphone, the user can access this data and check the weather. The system will also send an alert if the weather is about to change in a dramatic manner. For example, if a rainstorm were to occur, the BloomSky system would notify the user.
The team who designed this invention wishes to see a network of BloomSkies set in many different locations. In this way the city would be able to compile a complex map about a city’s weather. The longevity of this project will depend on how many people wish to spend $170 on these weather stations. The company is hoping to market the invention both to businesses and individuals. Would you buy the BloomSky weather station?