Towards the end of 2005 I was looking around for a new project. For some time I've had an interest in the weather and how it is measured and now seemed like a good time to take a closer look. An early Xmas present in the form of a La Crosse Technology WS2300 automatic weather station, was the starting point. Take a look at the sections below to find out more about the station, the changes I've made and the software I use and have written.

 

Live Weather Station

ws.gif (20630 bytes)Click here to see a live display of the current data from the weather station. You will need a reasonably modern browser for this display to operate correctly. If you would like to learn more about how this display is generated, see the software section below.

 

Graphs of Weather Data

wgraph.gif (8720 bytes)Click here to view graphs of the data gathered by the station since it was installed. A number of different styles and sizes are available. 

 

Weather Station Hardware

Click here to find details of the actual weather station hardware, how it has been installed, the problems I've seen and the modifications I've made.

 

Weather Station Software

Click here to find out more about the software used to operate the weather station. The software used with the station has to perform a number of functions: capture the data from the device, perform smoothing and data reduction, store it, and create both the real time display and the graphs used by this web site. I've used a number of Open Source projects along with my own software to do this.

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