Last Updated: 4/1/01

 

 

Weather Station Info

    

     My weather station is an Oregon Scientific WM-918 Weather Station. It was setup on March 28, 1999 and has worked great since! I have had a few sporadic readings with the wind speed and rate of rainfall, which occurs when lightning is really close. Rarely I'll get a crazy reading with the low temp. Other than that, I highly recommend this weather station to anyone where money is a factor. For more information and links regarding the weather station, go to: WM-918/WX200 Wx Station.

Anemometer & Wind Vane

   

       The anemometer an wind vane are mounted  on a 12 1/2 in. PVC pipe, which is mounted to a TV antenna. The other anemometer you see sticking straight up is a Nor'Easter anemometer by Maximum Instruments.

Rainguage

    

     Small wood blocks are glued onto a vent located on the roof with some outside glue. Two of the blocks are small and the other 2 are bigger, so the rainguage will be level. The rainguage is then screwed onto the blocks. To the right, is a picture of the raingauge with a homemade extension, which gives more accurate readings. With the extension, I get a persion of .02, verses the .04 persion without the extension. For more information on the extension go to: WM-918/WX200 Wx Station.

Temperature/Humidity/Dewpoint Sensor

    

     These are pictures of the Temperature/Humidity sensor. It is located on the NNW part of the house under the eave of the roof. The picture on the right is the temp/humidity sensor with foil on it. The foil is wrapped around the sensor with the bottom of the foil flared out. The foil helps to deflect radiated heat, which gives more accurate readings. I have had very good results with the foil on the temp/humidity sensor.

Display Unit

     The display unit is attached to a wood block with Velcro adhesives and is then placed on a shelf.

Software

     I currently log data from my weather station and upload it to the internet using Virtual Weather Station (VWS). VWS can also be used with many other weather stations and is a great software/price package. For more information, visit AmbientSW. At this time weather data is logged and uploaded only when my computer is up and running. You can view this uploaded data on: My Current Weather Conditions page. Hopefully by the end of this year, I'll have data being logged and uploaded 24/7 on another computer.

 

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