The meteorological data shown above displays the impact of Hurricane Idalia of different weather variables, such as air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed, gust and direction,, precipitation, and soil moisture. The soil moisture measures water content at one foot below ground. Both the meteorological station and soil moisture sensor transmit their data live each hour.
The first impact from the hurricane started on August 29th, where the total rainfall increased to over 0.6 inches over the course of 2 days. Resulting from the hurricane, the wind and gust speeds increased from their normal peaks by approximately 15 mph and 6 mph, respectively. The wind and gusts returned to their typical speeds about 5 days after the onset of rainfall. In addition, atmospheric pressure displays an outlier 2 days after the onset of rainfall by a decrease of approximately 20 mb.
This data was collected at a meteorological station in Tybee Island, Georgia through a data acquisition system that records measurements. When the defined sensor measurement interval is reached, as defined in the system manual, the measurements are processed into the appropriate accumulations, averages, and maximums as outputs to allow for up-to-date visuals.