About This Station

Station Webserver

The computer hosting the data and uploading the data to the site is a basic home PC that runs 24/7. It is provided backup power by an APC Backup UPS in case of power failure for up to 30 minutes. Here are some quick tidbits about the PC:

Station Sensor Suite

We use an AcuRite 5-in-1 (Model: 1036) station and sensor array for gathering weather data. The station offers high reliability and can run on one set of batteries for up to 2 years. The inside console runs on AC power, but has a fallback battery set to help in the event of a power outage. This cuts down on battery needs. Below you can find a list of vital features of this system.

  •   Solar-Powered Aspirating Fan for Temperature/Humidity Probe
  •   Self-Calibrated Pressure
  •   330 ft Wireless Range
  •   Durable, all-weather construction
  •   Update Timing:
    Instant rainfall updates
    Wind speeds update every 18 seconds
    Wind direction updates every 36 seconds
    Temperature and humidity update every 36 seconds

Software

In order to provide data for the website and the Internet in general, we have several software suites performing tasks automatically. Here's a list:

Data Sharing

We share data with several different websites besides the one you're currently browsing. Here's a list: