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Installation
Location
Credits
Latitude 37° 25.89' N
Longitude 122° 06.66' W
Altitude 24 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 34 days, 16 hours, 26 minutes
WeeWX uptime 0 days, 3 hours, 22 minutes
WeeWX version 4.2.0
Python version 3.7.3
Operating System Linux 4.19.0-12-amd64

A Brief History of PaloAltoWeather.com

Present Day Installation

PaloAltoWeatherRooftop
PaloAltoWeather.com Rooftop
Photo: October 4, 2020

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

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




Weather Station
Installed
January 26, 2019

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




Begin Reporting to the
National Weather Service
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




Anemometer Raised
September 27, 2020

Anemometer in higher position.

Raised position reduces influence of nearby trees on wind speed and direction.




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.
Sensor is mounted on stainless steel instrument bearings.


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