My Weather Station And Equipment
I have added this page to show some of the weather equipment used at my home to provide my website with accurate weather information. I use both automated and manual recording devices. The first section shows photos of the Davis weather equipment currently used to upload weather information to my internet website. Additional weather instruments are scheduled to be installed in the (summer of (2017)
New Davis Vantage Pro weather station with optional solar radation sensors can be seen in the above photo. This station has now replaced the older davis Weather Monitor II system. The Weather Monitor II is still used as a backup station incase the Vantage Pro station fails.
I have a number of manual weather recording devices I use to obtain readings so that I can compare them to the automated readings taken by the weather station . in the (below photos) you can see the weather shelter which houses the two Taylor min / max mercury thermometers, as well as the rain sensors heater thermostat used to activate the heater inside the rain sensors tipping bucket to melt snowfall and add it to the rainfall data on the webpage. Also is a wireless outdoor thermometer that sends temperature readings into my home by using a wireless radio link. And in the (final photos) you can see my RM Young 05103 windspeed and direction aerovane, as well as the Davis Weather Monitor II instruments installed on the tower and tv mast, also the indoor display for the RM Young windspeed and direction aerovane..
|(Above) One of the most accurate windspeed and direction sensors ever built, The RM Young 05103 windspeed and direction aerovane and the indoor display, This is the same instrument that many Airports, as well as Government agencies use.|
The (Left) photo shows the current website weather station, a Davis Weather Monitor II system seen on top of the tower. This system is made up of a windspeed and direction sensor, heated rain sensor, and temp/ humidity sensor. A second Davis Weather Monitor II system can be seen just below the RM Young 05103 aerovane in the (Right) photo, this serves as a backup incase the main weather station goes down. This second Davis system is also made up of a windspeed and direction sensor, heated rain sensor and temp/ humidity sensor, the rain sensor and temp/ humidity sensor cannot be seen, as they are located elsewhere.