The Island Institute's STORMS (Students and Teachers Observing and Recording Meteorological Systems) project is a one-year pilot project that informs participants’ understanding of how storms affect their own natural resource-based communities as well as ways in which severe weather reflects short- and long-term trends around the world. If you are a teacher and would like your class to blog with us, just send an email to to join our weather reporting team!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Long Island School

April 29, 2011

Temp: 54˚F
Humidity: 87 %
Precipitation:0.0 in
Pressure: 29.68
Wind: 3 mph South
Observations: It is sunny. The grass and the playground is still wet. It is warm.
by Olan

Cliff Island School 4/29/2011

Temp. F : 50
Wind Speed: SW/3
Humidity %: 97
Barometric Pressure: 29.67^
Precip.: 0.12

A beautiful day!!

Date 4-29-11
Time 8:06
Temperature 53 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind speed 0miles
Wind direction W
precipitation sunny
Barometric pressure 29.63in
Humidity 98%
Have a nice day

Thursday, April 28, 2011

4/28/2011: FOG!

Outside there is 97% relative humidity and 53ºF outside. Maybe that's why I can't see 20 feet in all the fog! Elias Rich, CIS 4th grade student.

Cliff Island School 4/28/2011

Temp. F : 51
Wind Speed: SW/8
Humidity %: 99
Barometric Pressure: 29.78
Melted Precip.: 0.03
VERY foggy.

Monhegans Forecast 4-28-11

Millie's just chillin today
Time:8:11 am
Temp: 50 degrees
Wind Chill: 43 degrees
Wind Speed: 14.1
Wind Direction: South West
Humidity: 96%
Precipitation: 0.00 inches
Barometric Pressure: 29.83 inches
Over cast
Can't see the sea

Long Island School

April 28, 2011

Temp:55.5 ˚F
Humidity: 97 %
Precipitation:0.0 in
Pressure:29.78 in.
Wind: 7 mph South
Observations: Its a little foggy. Its a little wet.
by Olan

Date 4-28-11
Time 8:00
Temperature: 54 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind speed: 2 miles an hour
Wind direction: SW
Precipitation: heavy fog
Barometric pressure: 29.80 in
Humidity: 98%
the flag was not out today it was rainy out


temp 49
humidity 99
wind speed 18 even know it is fogy two people rode there bikes. posted by Austin.
wind direction sw

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Long Island School

April 27, 2011

Temp: ˚F
Humidity: 95 %
Wind: S 1.0 mph
Observations: WE have wet feet today from going outside to play! Grey, overcast clouds are up in the sky.
By Olan

Cliff Island School 4/27/2011

Temp. F : 47
Wind Speed: 0
Humidity %: 99
Barometric Pressure: 30.01^
Melted Precip.: 0.02
Our chalkboard bunny!


temp 45
humidity 99
wind speed 0
wind direction ne posted by Austin

Monhegans Forecast 4-27-11

Time: 8:06
Temp:46 degrees
Wind Chill: 45 degrees
Wind Speed: 2.3 mph
Wind Directions: South east
Humidity: 95%
Precipitation: 0.00
Barometric Pressure: 30.03 and slowly rising
Over cast
Seas are flat calm
Thin layer of fog

Date: 4/14/11

Humidity: 97
Barometric Pressure:.29 95.
Rainfall: 0
Wind speed:7.2
Wind direction:N
AND green grass!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Blog writer:Tiffany 4th Grade Chebeague Island School. Today the weather is very dreary   and foggy.  The wind direction is at the moment East.
 Temperature: 40 Degrees F
Precipitation: .20 

Long Island School

April 26, 2011

Temp:44 ˚F
Humidity: 95 %
Pressure:30.04 in
Wind: 2 mph ENE
Observations: It is kind of wet and drippy. The clouds are gray.

Cliff Island School 4/26/2011

Temp. F : 43
Wind Speed: NE/2
Humidity %: 98
Barometric Pressure:30.02v
Melted Precip.: 0.2

Our soaker hose is installed and working well!!

Monhegans Forecast 4-26-11

Lets hope April showers bring may flowers.
Look at our Amaryllis
Time: 8:11 am
Temp: 43.1 degrees
Wind Chill: 41 degrees
Wind Speed: 3.8 mph
Wind Direction: South to South East
Humidity: 94%
Precipitation: 0.04 inches
Barometric Pressure: 30.04 inches
Flat calm seas
Date 4-26-11
Time 8:01
Temperature 45 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind speed 0miles
Wind direction SE
precipitation cloudy
Barometric pressure 30.01in
Humidity 81%
Have a nice day

Monday, April 25, 2011

Long Island School

April 25, 2011

Temp:50.2 ˚F
Humidity:64 %
Pressure:30.15 inch
Wind:2.0 mph East
Observations: It is cloudy. There is not any wind. It feels wet, but it is not raining.
by Olan Rich


 It is partly cloudy and is 50 degrees out side.  Also according to the weather people it is supposed to be raining all week. This photo is taken from the grass on the right side of the school.

Historical Weather Photos on Chebeague

Part of the 3-5 Class STORMS project was to compare a new and old photo of a place on the island that has changed because of storms or weather.  Each student made a short iMovie about the changes and wrote a compare/contrast writing piece.  Here is one of the photos we used!

Cliff Island School 4/25/2011

Temp. F : 49
Wind Speed: NE/2
Humidity %: 71
Barometric Pressure:30.13
Melted Precip.: .99 (over 11 days)

Our Nasturtium is almost at the ceiling!

Matinicus 4-25-11

Temperature: 46
Dew Point: 39
Cloud type: Cirrosratus
Wind Speed: 7
Wind Direction: NE
Humidity: 77%
Rainfall: Nothing
The sun is trying to come out.

Date 4-20-11
Time 8:01
Temperature 47 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind speed 1miles
Wind direction E
precipitation cloudy
Barometric pressure 30.11in
Humidity 81%
Have a nice day

Friday, April 22, 2011

Date 4-22-11
Time 7:am56
Temperature 42degrees Fahrenheit
Wind speed 6miles
Wind direction E
precipitation cloudy
Barometric pressure 30.32in
Humidity 65%
Have a nice day

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Date: 4/14/11

Humidity: 92
Barometric Pressure:.30.40
Rainfall: 0
Wind speed:7.2
Wind direction:N
AND green grass

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Date 4-20-11
Time 7:am56
Temperature 41 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind speed 4miles
Wind direction E
precipitation cloudy
Barometric pressure 30.09in
Humidity 69%
Have a nice day

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


My name is Richard Nelson, and I'm a lobster fishermen from Friendship. My boat is the F/V Pescadaro. I've been working with Island Institute keeping track of the offshore wind initiatives in Maine, and attended their wind conference this past fall. I went to the National Oceans Policy Symposium at Bowdoin. I heard about the STORMS blog while participating at the Climate Change Roundtables. I'm interested in posting events of interest and posting weather updates from my boat as well. I'm happy to answer questions from students about fishing.

Date 4-19-11
Time 8:09am
Temperature 42 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind speed 1miles
Wind direction SE
precipitation cloudy
Barometric pressure 30.00 in
Humidity 83%
Have a nice day

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

Humidity:50 %
Precipitation:0.00 in
Wind 6.0 mph NE
Observations: It is a little windy and cold. Hooray it is vacation!
by Ella