Weather station

Hardware

The station is powered by a Davis VP2 weather station. The data is collected every 2 seconds and the site is updated every 1-5 minutes. This site and its data is collected using WeeWX. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge, and a thermo-hygro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.

Software

WeeWX is a free, open source, software program, written in Python, which interacts with your weather station to produce graphs, reports, and HTML pages. It can optionally publish to weather sites or web servers. It uses modern software concepts, making it simple, robust, and easy to extend. It includes extensive documentation.

WeeWX runs under most versions of Linux, as well as macOS, *BSD, and Solaris. Many users are running on the Raspberry Pi. The images on this page and throughout this web site are from sample stations running weeWX.

Thousands of stations throughout the world run WeeWX, many of whom have opted-in to be shown on our station map.

Key features:
  • Support for many popular weather stations;
  • Uploads to popular weather sites including WeatherUnderground, PWSweather.com, CWOP, WOW, and AWEKAS and others;
  • Uploads to your website using FTP or rsync;
  • Extensive celestial almanac;
  • Ability to create or modify skins (the look and feel of your weather site);
  • Support for localization;
  • Simple, but extensible templating system;
  • Native support for US or Metric unit systems;
  • Support for sqlite or MySQL databases;
  • Calibration corrections;
  • Filtering of anomalous values;
  • An easy to understand, simple, extensible micro-kernel architecture;
  • Ability to extend weeWX with new services and reports.

  • The PC running this software is using the latest verion of Debian Linux.

    Station History

    The original site went on-line in August of 2007 shortly after we moved to Meadowbrook. The hardware used at that time was the WMR 968 Wireless Weather Station from Oregon Scientific. The unit served us well but portions of it were starting to fail and replacement parts were difficult to obtain.

    Fast forward to June 2010 when I ordered a Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station. I also was fed up with running software under MicroSoft Windows where the software locks up every couple of days, and that's after forcing a reboot of the entire machine at 2:00AM every day. I also had a system crash in July 2010 which caused a loss of almost two years of data. Running a weather station needs something stable which will be there 24/7/365.

    I had been playing with various flavours of Linux for a number of years and finally found weather software that would run on it. The software I've chosen was Wview written by Mark S Teel running on Debian Linux. The only time I have to reboot the system is when I do major updates or when I screw something up. This station has been on line at times for months since the last reboot! 2017 after 3 years of no updates to wView I decided to switch to WeeWX.

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