The SchoolNet8 network currently consists of over 60 sites spread
throughout Central Iowa. Many times it is interesting to look at how your
site compares with all of the other sites in the SchoolNet8 network. You
can also quickly determine which sites experienced weather extremes for
today, like highest rainfall or strongest wind gust.
SchoolNet8.com contains a handy application called 'Sortable Currents'.
You can find this resource here:
This application allows you to quickly look at observations
from all the SchoolNet8 sites at once. You can sort each variable in an
ascending or decending manner by clicking on the arrows below each column
This application has the ability to sort any of the observation
variables by clicking on one of the arrows underneath the column headings.
The downward pointing arrow will sort values in a descending manner and
the upward pointing arrow will sort values in a ascending manner.
At any time, you can click on the name of a SchoolNet8 site and get a
graphical view of the current conditions for your site. This application
will open in a new window and refresh at an interval of your choice.
The page contains the current conditions for all 60+ sites in the
SchoolNet8 network. This listing can be a bit large to comprehend. With
that in mind, you can sub-select which sites you would like to see by
adding them to 'My Favorites'. Just select the sites you would like to
add by checking the 'Add' box on the lefthand side and then clicking the
'Add to Favorites' button at the bottom of the page.
My Sortable Currents
This application works exactly like the Sortable Currents
page, but only for the SchoolNet8 sites you want to see.
For all of these questions, it will really depend on the day you view
the application. The questions are meant to get you comfortable with
using the sorting options and favorites feature.