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Installation
Location
Credits
Latitude 37° 25.89' N
Longitude 122° 06.66' W
Altitude 11 feet
Hardware Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus
Davis Sonic Anemometer
RW Industrial Rain Gauge
PurpleAir PA-II-SD
Interface WeatherLink USB Data Logger
Signal Quality 100%
Tx Battery OK
Console Battery 3.9 V
Server uptime 37 days, 2 hours, 32 minutes
WeeWX uptime 5 days, 18 hours, 6 minutes
WeeWX version 4.3.0
Python version 3.7.3
Operating System Linux 4.19.0-13-amd64

A Brief History of PaloAltoWeather.com

Present Day Installation

PaloAltoWeatherRooftop
PaloAltoWeather.com Rooftop
Photo: December 12, 2020

Primary Station
Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus 6163 (foreground)
Upgraded to Davis Sonic Anemometer (foreground top)
Upgraded to RainWise Industrial Rain Gauge (right)
24-Hour Fan-Aspirated Radiation Shield
Temperature
Humidity
Barometer
Wind Speed/Direction
Rainfall
UV
Radiation

Secondary Station
Rainwise Mark III-LR (back left)
Temperature
Humidity
Barometer
Wind Speed/Direction
Rainfall (8" Rain Gauge meets NWS spec.)




RainWise Weather
Station Installed

January 26, 2019

Station
Rainwise Mark III-LR
(Now secondary station.)




Reporting to the
National Weather Service
Begins—Station F4751
(APRSWXNET/CWOP)
March 13, 2019

Station
Click to see this station on NWS.




PaloAltoWeather.com
Goes Live

April 21, 2019

Station
Original PaloAltoWeather.com (re-creation)




WeatherBoard™
Introduced

July 2019

WeatherBoard
Click to check out WeatherBoard!




Seismograph
Goes Live

Early August 2019

Seismograph
Raspberry Shake 4D




Infrasound Monitor
Goes Live

Mid August 2019

Infrasound Monitor
Raspberry Boom
RE991, AM Network, Raspberry Shake, S.A.




Seismograph
Upgraded

Mid October 2019

Seismograph
Raspberry Shake 3D
R24AE, AM Network, Raspberry Shake, S.A.




Air Quality Reporting
Goes Live

Late December 2019

PurpleAir sensor
PurpleAir PA-II-SD




Second Weather Station
Installed

September 1, 2020 (For Testing)
September 5, 2020 (Designated Primary)

Davis Vantage Pro2™ Plus
Wireless Vantage Pro2™ Plus
Additional Capabilities
24-Hr Fan Aspirated Radiation Shield (more accurate readings)
Ultrasonic Anemometer (more accurate windspeed and direction)
On Board UV Sensor
On Board Radiation Sensor
Con: Inferior Rain Gauge—Replaced by RainWise gauge (see below).




Davis Air Quality Sensor
Installed

September 18, 2020 (currently in testing)

Davis AirLink
Davis AirLink




RainWise Rain
Gauge Installed

October 1, 2020
(Retired November 23, 2020)
Replaced VantagePro2 On-Board Rain Gauge

RainWise Rain Gauge
RainWise Rain Gauge
8" diameter collector meets NWS specifications for statistical accuracy.
This rain gauge, in turn, has subsequently been upgraded (see below).




RainWise Industrial
Rain Gauge Installed

November 23, 2020
Replaced Previous Rain Gauge Upgrade

RainWise Industrial Rain Gauge
RainWise Industrial Rain Gauge
8.5" diameter collector.
Meets NWS specification for statistical accuracy.


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