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, visit my other website: WM-918/WX200 Wx Station.
Anemometer & Wind Vane
The anemometer and 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 and is not part of the weather station.
The rainguage (which automatically empties) is attached to four small wood blocks, which are glued onto a vent located on the roof to keep the rainguage level. To the right, is a picture of the raingauge with a homemade extension, which gives more accurate and precise readings. With the extension, I get a precision of .02", verses the .04" precision without the extension. The extension is a plastic tupperware container with specific size requirements. For more information on the extension, visit my other website: WM-918/WX200 Wx Station.
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 and get very accurate temperature readings when compared to various other local weather stations and sensors.
The display unit is attached to a wood block with Velcro adhesives and is then placed on a shelf. The wood block just raises the unit up a about an inch and helps to keep the display unit secure.
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. The software is up and running 24/7, recording weather data every minute and uploading it to the internet (this website) every 15 minutes.
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