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 30 feet, solar/uv sensors at a height of 30 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 10 Pro 24/7/365 since February 23, 2014.

Data is currently FTPed to: CWOP via WeatherDisplay.

Video is provided by IPTimelapse.

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.
May 27, 2020: Davs ISS moved to roof, due to significant tree growth in yard. The Temp/Hum sensors (upgraded to Temp/Hum Sensor (SHT31), and new tipping bucket. The roof top location will provide better UV/solar reading as well unobstructed rain collection.
November 2020: new IP cam put into production Reolink RLC-520.
November 20, 2020: upgraded WX pc to 500GB SSD.
December 12, 2020: replaced Davis 6410 - Anemometer.
December 12, 2020: replaced Davis 7345.116 Pro2 Solar Cover

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.


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.

About This Website

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.
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.

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updated 02/04/2014