I set-up an account on Wunderground, put in the data for the weather station including map coordinates, provided a few other details, and named the weather station Dogs Run Farm. This morning when I looked at the weather for Dryfork, WV (26263) on wunderground.com, the Dogs Run Farm weather station was at the top of the list, providing temperature, wind, barometric pressure, rainfall, and humidity. That's our station: KWDRYFO3.
Rain has been falling overnight, and I've been able to monitor amounts of rain and the rate in real time. This is what it looks like on acu-link.com:
Each of the parameters can also be charted for the past day, week, or month, and the high/low readings can be reset to record new records.
Everyone is focused on weather in their daily lives. We all want to know if it's cold, hot, raining, etc. However, being on the property where one spends a great deal of time outside either working or recreating, the weather is critical to what can be done. We pay exceptionally detailed attention to the weather all year, but now that most of the garden is in and plants are growing, rain - either too little or too much - is critical. Three quarters of an inch over the past 12 hours could not be more perfect. It hasn't rained on the property for more than one week, and the soil in the garden is dry.