De Anza’s new state of the art weather station


Taylor Bicht, Staff Writer

A new weather station installed on the De Anza Community College campus makes the school part of an 8,000-station network in the United States.

The station was installed on August 20 on top of the Kirsch Center by a company named Earth Networks, giving the school a “state-of-the-art” weather station.

The project was made possible through funding by De Anza, including work by the Kirsch Center and the Meteorology Department.

Paul Olejniczak, former meteorologist of the National Weather Service and teacher at De Anza, personally oversaw the manufacturing of the station, knowing full well how important this is for the school.

“De Anza College becomes a model for the physical sciences,” Olejniczak said. “The new state-of-the-art weather station will have information available globally, which can be incorporated into class and labs”.

The weather station will record information hourly and the data received will be stored by the day, month and year. Students and staff will be able to view the recorded information by downloading a WeatherBug app to any available electronic device.