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 Kincardine Amateur
 Weather Station
  
 Ont. Canada.  Lat 44 11' N  Long 81 38'W  

               About the Weather Station

Weather Station
  • Davis Vantage Pro2  (8/13/13)
  • Battery backup and UPS backup (uninterruptible power supply)
  • Wind speed and direction unit is tower side mounted 35 feet above ground and approx 650' ASL.
  • Temperature and humidity sensors are in a radiation shield  10 feet above ground
  • Rain gauge is an automatic emptying type

  • Known issues:
  • Wind speed may read low due to nearby trees. This is most noticeable in the southerly directions in the summer.
  • The weather station is close to the water which moderates the temperatures, especially during westerly winds. This often results in higher temperatures in the winter and lower in the summer than what you would see further inland.
Computer
  • TPLink TL-MR3020 Router modified with Metreobridge firmware so that it is configured into a dedicated wx computer/server
  • Protected with a UPS
  • Internet - high speed cable
Software & Interface
  • The weather data is transferred from the Davis Vantage Pro2 to the TL-MR3020 (as of 7/1/16) via the USB interface every 5 seconds
  • Approximately every 5 minutes the latest weather data is uploaded to  www.pilor.com  / www.kincardineweather.com
  • The data you see on the internet should be no more than 5 minutes old. Assuming your clock and mine are set for the same time!
  • The website is basically my own design using HTML and some Java and as of 8/13/13 a modified PHP template from Saratoga_Weather that provides the local weather data and some of the other webpages
  • Part of the site weather is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
    Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
    Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
    Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.
    Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.

Other
  • If you would like to support the Kincardine Amateur Weather  Station we do accept local advertising for a modest  cost. Please click Contact above for information.
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