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Station Details
Station: CAST - Horticultural Crops Res Stn        Date of First Observation: March 17, 1983
Station Type: ECONET - Tower what is this?         Maintenance Logs
City, State: Castle Hayne, NC      County: New Hanover County
Latitude: 34.32107°      Longitude: -77.91611°
Elevation: 43 feet above sea level
Climate Division: NC06 - Southern Coastal Plain
River Basin: Northeast Cape Fear
Soil Texture: loamy sand
Supported By: NC Agricultural Research Service
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Current Conditions
Current conditions at CAST as of Saturday, June 6th, 2020 @ 10:35 AM EDT (3 mins ago)
Temperature: 81.7 °F (27.6 °C)
Dew point: calculated at 71.5 °F (21.9 °C)       Relative humidity: 71%
Heat Index: 86.5 °F (30.3 °C)
Wind: West (259°) at 8 mph with gusts of 11 mph
Pressure: 1012.9 mb (29.91 inHg) station pressure

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» Horticultural Crops Res Stn, NC (CAST) » Hourly Data Retrieval
Hourly observations are the actual observed weather conditions recorded at least once every hour.

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The first observation for this station is March 17, 1983
The most recent observation for this station is June 6, 2020

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Atmospheric ParametersUnitHeight
Air Temperature (dry bulb)2m
Air Temperature (hourly average)2m
Dew Point (calculated using instantaneous temp and rh)2m
Heat Index (calculated using instantaneous temp and rh)2m
Wind Chill (calculated using instantaneous temp and wind)2m
Station pressure2m
Station pressure hourly average2m
Calculated Sea level pressure estimate2m
Wind ParametersUnitHeight
Calculated Log Wind ProfileCalculate atft.
Wind speed10m
Wind direction10m
Wind speed6m
Wind direction6m
Wind speed (hourly average)10m
Wind speed max for the past hour10m
Time of max wind speed for past hourHHMM 10m
Wind direction of maximum wind speed for past hour10m
Wind direction (hourly average)10m
Wind gust10m
Standard deviation of directiondegrees 10m
Moisture ParametersUnit Height
Relative humiditypercent (%) 2m
Relative humidity (hourly average)percent (%) 2m
Hourly precipitation1m
Hourly precipitation from impact sensor2m
Soil ParametersUnitDepth
Soil temperature hour average 0.1m
Soil moisture hour averagemeters3/meters3 (m3/m3) 0.2m
Soil temperature 0.1m
Soil temperature from multi-depth probe 0.1m
Soil temperature from multi-depth probe 0.2m
Soil temperature from multi-depth probe 0.3m
Soil temperature from multi-depth probe 0.4m
Soil moisturemeters3/meters3 (m3/m3) 0.2m
Calculated Plant Available Water What is This? cm3 available water / cm3 soil 0.2m
Calculated Saturation Index What is This? cm3 water / cm3 pore space 0.2m
Solar Radiation ParametersUnitHeight
Photosynthetically active radiationµmole s-1m-2 2m
Photosynthetically active radiation (hour average)µmole s-1m-2 2m
Solar radiationWatts/meter2 (W/m2) 2m
Solar radiation (hourly average)Watts/meter2 (W/m2) 2m

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