The weather station consists
of an outside unit that is solar/battery powered. It
communicates wirelessly with an indoor console that is connected
to our internal computer network. The console then sends the weather
data to a dedicated PC that updates the weather webpage and also
transmits the weather data to our account at Weather
Underground. The weather station was installed in
July of 2010, the camera was installed in September of the same
The unit is a Vantage
Vue wireless weather station sold by Davis
Instruments. The outside unit is located on the SE corner
of the two story portion of our building as shown at the right.
This was chosen as the best
location to measure wind direction and speed while having minimal "heat
island" effect from the building for measuring temperature.
The camera used to provide a view
of the SW sky is an Axis
P1344-E 1Mp 720p HD camera. The camera is located atop the
SW corner of this same building. The camera is connected to our
computer network and is programmed to upload photos to our web
site and Weather
Underground on a periodic schedule.