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Installation  
Location
Credits
Latitude 37° 25.89' N
Longitude 122° 06.66' W
Altitude 11 feet
Hardware Vantage Pro2 Plus
Sonic Anemometer
HyQuest TB3
HyQuest TB7
PurpleAir PA-II-SD1
PurpleAir PA-II-Flex1
Intel NUC 7i5
1 EPA correction applied
Interface USB Data Logger
Telemetry
Signal Quality 98%
Tx Battery OK
Console Battery 4.8 V
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Host Computer
Host Name charlemagne
Operating System Linux 5.10.0-26-amd64
Server uptime 143 days, 21 hours, 50 minutes
WeeWX uptime 1 day, 14 hours, 30 minutes
WeeWX version 5.0.2

A Brief History of PaloAltoWeather.com

Present Day Installation

PaloAltoWeatherRooftop
PaloAltoWeather.com Rooftop
Photo: November 29, 2022

Primary Station
Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus 6163 (right)
Davis Sonic Anemometer (right top) (background left)
HyQuest Solutions TB3 Rain Gauge (foreground left)

Secondary Station
Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus 6163 (background center)
Davis Sonic Anemometer (background center top)
HyQuest Solutions TB3 Rain Gauge (foreground left)

Both Stations Feature
24-Hour Fan-Aspirated Radiation Shield
Temperature
Humidity
Barometer
Wind Speed/Direction
Rainfall
UV
Radiation

Backup Rain Gauge
HyQuest Solutions TB7 Rain Gauge (background left)



RainWise Weather
Station Installed

January 26, 2019
September 18, 2022 (Retired)

Station
RainWise Mark III-LR




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
R3C71, AM Network, Raspberry Shake, S.A.




Infrasound Monitor
Goes Live

Mid August 2019

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




PaloAltoWeather.com
With Seismograph

October 17, 2019

Station
Courtesy of Internet Archive




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)
September 18, 2022 (Designated Secondary)

Davis Vantage Pro2™ Plus
Wireless Vantage Pro2™ Plus
Additional Capabilities
24-Hr Fan Aspirated Radiation Shield
Ultrasonic Anemometer
On Board UV Sensor
On Board Radiation Sensor




Davis Air Quality Sensor
Installed

September 18, 2020 (currently evaluating)

Davis AirLink
Davis AirLink




RainWise Rain
Gauge Installed

October 1, 2020
November 23, 2020 (Retired)

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
Retired (November 24, 2022)

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





Second Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus
Weather Station Installed

September 17, 2022
September 18, 2022 (Designated Primary)

Davis Vantage Pro2™ Plus


HyQuest Solutions TB3
Rain Gauge Installed

September 17, 2022

HyQuest Solutions TB3 Rain Gauge
HyQuest Solutions TB3 Rain Gauge

The world standard in
tipping rain gauges.

Due to the integrated siphon,
the gauge delivers high levels
of accuracy across a broad
range of rainfall intensities.




HyQuest Solutions TB7
Backup Rain Gauge Installed

November 24, 2022

HyQuest Solutions TB7 Rain Gauge
HyQuest Solutions TB7 Rain Gauge

HyQuest Solutions’ TB7 is a high-
quality tipping bucket rain gauge
for measuring rainfall.




PurpleAir Flex Air
Quality Sensor Installed

February 15, 2023 (In Testing)

PurpleAir Flex
PurpleAir PA-II-Flex


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