About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Instruments 6312 Vantage Pro2 Wireless Console. The system includes a Vantage Pro2 Integrated Sensor Suite w/12 Hour FARS, Anemometer Transmitter Kit, and WeatherlinkIP.
The wireless anemometer is mounted at a height of 33 feet, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor mounted at a height of 5 feet, solar/uv sensors at a height of 16 feet and situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.
This site and its data is collected using Weather Display Software. The data is collected every 3 seconds and this website is updated every 10 seconds.
The weather computer is a fanless, mini pc, featuring a i3 processor, 8GB ram and a 120 GB SSD running Windows 7 Pro 24/7/365 since February 23, 2014.

Data is currently FTPed to:
CWOP and Wunderground via WeatherDisplay.
Weatherlink.com via WeatherlinkIP.

WXSim is used to create a local forecast, for comparison to the NWS.

Timelapse video is created using SebecTec IPTimelapse software.

The station is operated by Ed Maff, a weather enthusiast.

About Cumberland Valley

William Trindle was one of the first white settlers in the Indian territory now known as Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He is believed to have lived as a trapper, who settled in the Trindle Springs area in 1728. Now with a population of 237,000, agriculture is still one of the county’s top industries with over 1500 active farms. Located with easy access to the Interstate highway system, the county now includes over six thousand business that employ 120,000 people.

Location

The Cumberland valley in Pennsylvania, is bound to the west and north by Blue Mountain, to the east and south by South Mountain, and to the northeast by the Susquehanna river at Harrisburg. Cities include Carlisle, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Mt Holly Springs & Newville.

History of weather station

June 30, 2010 began operations at its current location, using a dedicated Netbook (Atom processor ) running WindowsXP 24/7/365 as the weather computer.
August 24, 2010: 12 hr Daytime Fan-Aspirated Radiation Shield added.
November 2010: changed domain to cvweather.org
December 26, 2010: Joined CoCoRaHS The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.
February 2011: mobile page published.
May 24, 2011 : anemometer relocated to roof.
May 29, 2011 : solar and uv sensors added to station. ISS moved to its current location.
July 17, 2012: joined CoCoRaHS ET (evapotranspiration) observation network.
September 21, 2012: replacement anemometer installed on strengthened gable eave mount.
February 23, 2014: computer upgrade

About This Website

This site is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
Cloud base graphic courtesy of Bashewa Weather
Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.

Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.

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updated 02/04/2014