FAWN now offers freeze alerts via text, e-mail messages

10/11/2011 01:19:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

The Florida Automated Weather Network, or FAWN, is offering a new service this season that will alert you to a freeze either by text message or e-mail.

The technology was tested with more than 500 users under a pilot project last year with rave reviews, according to a news release.

Beginning Nov. 1, the alerts will be available from all 36 of FAWN's weather stations around the state.

A subscription is required, which costs $50 per season for text alerts, $20 for e-mail alerts or $60 for both.

Users select the critical temperature.

When temperatures fall to within 2 degrees of that critical temperature, a first alert occurs.

A second alert occurs when the temperature hits that critical number.

A third alert sounds when the temperature rises to the wet bulb-based irrigation cutoff temperature for the site, and the fourth alert occurs when the FAWN site temperature equals the wet bulb-based irrigation cutoff.

FAWN is managed by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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