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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
  • Dedicated Pentium 2.66 running Windows XP
  • 1GB Ram
  • Protected with a UPS
  • Internet - high speed cable
Software & Interface
  • The weather data is transferred from the Davis Vantage Pro2 to the computer via the USB interface every 5 seconds
  • This is accomplished using Davis Weatherlink and a modified Ajax/PHP  template from  Saratoga_Weather
  • 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 weather computer clock is corrected to exact time every 24 hours.
  • The website is of my own design using HTML and some Java and as of 8/13/13 a modified PHP template from Saratoga Weather
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.
  • Have a suggestion or comment please Email the Webmaster

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