- 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
- 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.
Software & Interface
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
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
Special thanks go to Ken True of
the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the
TNET Weather common PHP
site design for this site.
Template is originally based on
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