In my search for a particular weather ball which sits on property of the royal dutch navy (and is therefore "greyed out" on google earth and any kind of publicly available satellite imagery) I tried my best to locate the little @#%@#%
Fortunately not all is bad because in my search for
the location of this one weather ball I found what I
believe are most of the european weather balls
conveniently all together in one list - complete
To add insult to injury the list was nested on the
website of the dutch metereological institute
I've put it on pdf just in case the website
accidently wipes itself out.
To locate the station I suggest entering the
coordinates on google earth and search a bit. The
coordinates are not exact but fortunately people
usually mistake them for huge golf balls and like to
make photos of them which help the triangulation of
the little beasties.
Here's one of them in the middle of nowhere in UK
This one is "ugly golf ball #2" from the Netherlands
that's the Royal Dutch Metereological Institute
building you see proudly showing us how a fish in
the barrel looks like
Anyway, those things are so big, once in the area
they should be pretty easy to spot.
It would be great to hear from any weather balls in
the list that have been gifted already to keep long
trips and double gifting from happening - and throw
cheers on the gifter
I volunteer to keep an updated map for quick
Note: even though on the map there are some green
dots meaning "planned radar" the fact is going
through the list shows them all as being operational
and to be considered fair game...