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Steph S

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According to the article, this dataset is freely available. 
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-climate-backyard-dataset.html

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I am going to try this,
I live in california and there is not any weather station anywhere near me that has anywhere close to accurate readings (even for the area they are located in).
the official stations are so broken (especially for rainfall) that they were totally useless for farming uses.
the weather stations in the valley where the farmland is are accurate, but they don't apply to me at all.
so I started keeping my own records
and just by looking at them and past years patterns I get way better results.
also I count rain over the season and not by calender year as the weather service does. I have no need to have my rain totals cut in 1/3 (from 2 seemingly broken weather stations) and also averaged with a year ago when looking at the winter season.

so, I wonder if this data set they have can fix fundamental errors in data collection that so many of the weather stations seem to have.
I hope it can, would be nice to have another useful tool to use.

by the way, it seems like the weather stations in the middle of CA are broken because the way they are broken "proves" how little water the state is getting with the way they average the readings, and is to some degree how the water conservation laws got passed.
any source of weather I can find that has political outcomes seems to get messed with. and other data is getting harder and harder to find.

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Let me know what you think of it.

Fine scale would be really useful to us as well.  Microclimate makes a huge difference. 

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looks like here is the place to start.
http://ccafs-climate.org/

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Here is another fine scale dataset, looking at flood risk in the US.   
https://firststreet.org/flood-lab/