Mom and Dad gave us a really cool weather station from La Cross for Christmas 2007. So, after setting it up, and playing around with it for a while, I decided it was time to start uploading the data to the Internet. That way, they (and anyone else) can see, real time, what the weather is like here... (Here, being in Charlotte, NC....)
Ok, until I get the time, and energy to integrate the new html pages with this one, a link is just gonna hafta do...
My site: wview
2009-01-28 - Update - Ok, after Hanna's no-show, I shut that PC off.
It's a Windows box and doesn't stay on 24/7, instead, there's a
Linux (Debian) box that is. The software that comes
with the weather station is Windows only, so after searching,
and playing, I settled on wview instead. It takes a little bit to
configure, and as of today, still isn't quite up to what I want, but it
better than nothing and most definitely better than HeavyWeather.
I think you'll also agree the web pages are much
nicer than what Heavy Weather produces. In addition to its own
page, it uploads data to Weather Underground and PWS, all of which are
linked at the top of this page. The old Heavy Weather links are
there, for comparison, but are no longer updated...
<--snip--> It comes with some decent software, and one of the applications will upload an image to this site, at set intervals. Of course, I set that interval to one minute. Well, how much more "on demand" can you get?? Any of the links will load into their own window, and they're set to reload every sixty seconds. How cool is that!??! Ok, so, here's some different formats for you...
I know, it's all kinda geeky, but you know what. It's pretty damn cool too. After watching it for the last couple of weeks, I know when the weather is going to get bad. And I know about a day in advance. Channel 14 "Weather on the Ones," my ass. I got weather all the time, on demand now! <--snip-->2008-09-06 - Update - Well, Hanna was a no-show. She blew past us and didn't even raise a breeze here. Ten miles east and we would have had tons of rain and wind, but nothing at the house. Gonna shut down this PC again, I need to finish getting things running on the new server with this weather station.
2008-09-05 - Update - I've got the main unit plugged back into the PC and it's running Windows at least through the weekend. Tropical Storm Hanna is on her way, so I'll be able to track wind, rain and pressure. It should be interesting, this is the first decent storm we've gotten since I've put the station up.
2008-09-02 - Update - It appears the wind speed sensor isn't the only thing affected by spiders. The rain sensor is too. After last weeks torrential downpour, it still registered no rain. The weather man on TV said we got five inches in this area, so I knew something was up and thought it was just clogged with leaves like the last time. Nope, not the case... I had to take the cover off and the little see-saw was all tied up with a spider web, and the little bastard was still supervising, waiting for some dinner or something. Evicted!!!! Cleaned it all up, put the cover back on and dropped a bit of water in the top to test. It's working fine, again.
2008-05-07 - Update - The wind speed may not be accurate in the weather data. Due to a possible number of factors, it appears that spiders like the wind sensor and have (on more than one occasion) built their web in the wind speed fan. I've done my best to clean them and their little webs out, but I would put money on them tying it up again in the future... That location must be like ocean front property to them...