CWOP data is spread around other sites as well, if you see another site
showing it, let me know! (I don't mind if it is, but I'd like to
put the link here for it if it's somewhere else). CWOP Stations
are checked for quality of data and similar, I do check the station
periodically to make sure its putting out proper data. There will
of course be slight variations versus other stations nearby. I do
my best to keep the station maintained to keep the quality up!
Weather Station Info:
Weather Station was
installed on 1/2/2020, Ambient Weather WS-2000 w/extra sensors.
The old station, Ambient Weather WS-1001, lasted from December 31, 2007
until the last week of December, 2019. 12 years isn't bad at
considering it was the outdoor wireless sensor that finally failed
after that amount of time, and it could just have been batteries on
it.... but it
had been starting to drop data occasionally for about a month.
The sensor package was also getting pretty brittle plastic
(to the point I was wondering if the next hailstorm would punch a hole
in it!), so I opted to replace it with this one with more features. I
am boxing up the old one for now though, someday I might see if putting
new batteries in it gets it going again, never know! I have
say that it was a very good product once I got the new firmware for the
display. It could have been the inside panel going too
since it was occasionally dropping the inside data too, and that sensor
has never been outside and was 5 feet away. Who knows.
years was a good run, I don't feel bad about it, I got my money's worth
The one prior to it was a "Weather Channel" rebranded one. I
actually still have the display for it though the outside hardware is
long gone, I'll have to look up the model number and put it on here
eventually. I use the display still as the indoor functions
and the barometer still works on it and is very accurate, I use it to
spot check the current stations and other weather gadgets I have.
It was a totally wired system with a wired rain bucket and
suite that was also wired. I got about 8 years out of that
(the rain bucket got shattered when I dropped it though after about 4
years, I bought a replacement one for it. Wireless is a lot
easier than running 75 feet of phone wire to hook it up, for sure! (The
rain bucket and the sensor both had wires that ran back to the humidity
and temp sensor, then that had a wire that went back to the console,
the sensors had 25 feet of wire each, and the wire between the console
and the temp sensor was 50 feet, but you could buy a longer phone cord
if you needed it longer...crazy).