Jason Snell, writing at Six Colors:
Is this necessary in life? Probably not, but it’s fun. I’ve collected years of rain and temperature data for my location, so I can make declarations about how it’s been the rainiest January in years or the hottest May or what have you. And because of the geography of the Bay Area region, most weather forecasts for my particular city are not reliable.
So, weather stations aren’t for everyone, but if you’re someone who is fascinated by weather and statistics and gadgetry, it might be for you.
As someone who's long had an interest in meteorology, I really enjoyed Jason's post.