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Watching Woodend's Weather

We export data to three main sites

All the Davis equipment updates to their Weatherlink

Woodend Weatherlink

The  Maxcon uses Cumulus to advise

Woodend Weather Underground

also to 

APRS

A graph of our monthly rainfall data may be found

Woodend Monthly Rainfall Chart

DigiRain rain counter

Weathercloud Data

 

How is it done?  August 2017

 

A very nice small MAXKON weather station ( which is really a Fine Offset WH2081)  provides data for my own NOAA reports using the delightful Cumulus software.  Using Cumulus it provides fast data to my APRS site and my Weather Underground submissions.  Both of these sets of information may be watched by using  the links above.

 

However most of these Fine Offset stations every once in a while go silly and give highly false readings such as 400 inches of rain in a day..forget that one reading....  it is only once in a while!

 

I have several Davis Weather stations both Vue and Monitor II but the software is so old  and  whilst Cumulus MX is good it is not suitable and so they just give me local information. One Vue blasts information to Davis's Weatherlink site which may be reached again from the link at the top of this page. The weatherlink has a module which feeds the same information to the Weathercloud network

 

Additionally there is a Netatmo temperature sensor  lurking away somewhere but the Wifi link is so unreliable the rain gauge was removed and one never knows if the device is providing data or not.

 

A variety of Oregon Scientific bits and pieces  hold hands ocassionally and send data to Oregon's Anywhere Weather...which really could be anywhere!

 

A Ventus  W177 system just confirms what all the others are telling us.

I ran their W266  station  which had a lightning strike counter but it just fell to pieces.     However in October 2017 I obtained a replacement outside sensor very cheaply from Mr Riechelt and it is back working.

 

 

Lastly and highly recommended is Lidl's Auriol Z29536 Weather Station which is cheap, cheerful, very accurate and a delight.