from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A facility or location where meteorological data are gathered, recorded, and released.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A station for taking meteorological observations, making weather forecasts, or disseminating such information. Such stations are of the first order when they make observations of all the important elements either hourly or by self-registering instruments; of the second order when only important observations are taken; of the third order when simpler work is done, as to record rainfall and maximum and minimum temperatures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A station where daily meteorological observations are made and reported to a central office; one of the stations of a weather-service.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of a network of observation posts where meteorological data is recorded
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“Almost ready, Sergeant Anto,” said Blondie, and then went all serious pro on them, first laser-ranging the three distant brightly colored dots in the thousand yards of green beyond them with his small Leica unit, then pulling out his Kestral 4000 weather station and noting the wind, humidity, and temperature.