VALDOSTA — Pine Grove Middle School’s new WeatherSTEM station improves local access to real-time weather data and severe weather updates, according to a press release.

The station and system provide weather data similar to national weather systems, which can be accessed through the WeatherStem website, app, and social media, according to the release.

Paid for with state grants, the station was installed last month, said Dr. Monica Dyess, Pine Grove STEM coordinator.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

She said the system will improve learning at Pine Grove by providing students easy access to the data and connecting teachers to training from the Tallahassee, Fla., WeatherSTEM system.

Dyess said the station uses numerous weather instruments and connects to a series of sensors installed on the Pine Grove campus.

The public can follow Pine Grove’s WeatherSTEM station on Facebook (Pine Grove Middle School Weatherstem) and Twitter (@PineGroveWxSTEM), Dyess said.

The app is available for both iOS and Android. The website is https://lowndes.weatherstem.com/pinegrove

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