With a financial contribution from his friend Andrew MacMillen of Hawkfeather Web Design, Mike purchased a weather station from Davis Instruments and installed it in his vineyard in 2012.
Mike has built a system around this data, that facilitates weather condition warnings via txt or email, and tracks/plots Growing Degree Days, etc. Most significantly, it extrapolates Powdery Mildew growth from weather conditions and warns the owner that it's time to spray. Once other local winegrowers learned of this system, many wanted "in". The system now serves about a dozen small vineyards in the Puget Sound AVA, each with their own local weather station (see below).
Perennial Vintners custom Powdery Mildew tracking website (PMI)
Follows are the Puget Sound AVA weather stations that contribute their data for public use. This data can be viewed in detail within our PMI website (above). Below are links to their console page and automated (updated hourly) GDD charts.
|Initials in PMI website||Website for the business||Location||Console display||GDD chart|
|PV||Perennial Vintners||Bainbridge Island||Console||GDD|
|PTV||Port Townsend Vineyards, Jackman Vineyard||Port Townsend||Console||GDD|
|PTVW||Port Townsend Vineyards, winery location||Port Townsend||Console||GDD|
|SCV||Skagit Crest Vineyard & Winery||Sedro Woolley||Console||GDD|
|RCPT||Raincoast Farm||Port Townsend||Console||GDD|
|MFV||Monument Farm Vineyard||Vashon Island||Console||GDD|
|ECV||Eagle Crest Vineyard||Ridgefield||Console||GDD|
|MIW||Maury Island Winery||Maury Island||Console||GDD|
|ACV||Anna's Cellar Vineyard||Port Townsend||Console||GDD|
|15F||15 Firs Vineyard||Auburn||Console||GDD|
|RRV||Ravens Ridge Vineyard, Sequim||Sequim||Console||GDD|
|PMI system related||Misc.|
|Davis Vantage Vue batteries||Our data at WeatherUnderground.com|
|Instructions for a new client install||Our data at WeatherBug.com|
|website "Console" problems||Our data at CWOP/MesoWest|
|System problems||UW Atmos. Sci. NW radar loop|
|Updates not happening||UW Atmos. Sci. IR Pacific/NW|