Weather conditions for Tiffin, Ohio
Thu, Apr 02, 2020 - 05:00 EDT
Cold & Night Time, Dry 
37.8 °F / 3.2 °C 

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Station Data
Local Date
Apr 2, 2020
Local Time
05:00 EDT
41°07’04N, 83°09’55W
732 feet (223.1m)
NOAA Office
Cleveland (KCLE)
We are about 70.8 miles WSW of this office.

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Lightning bolts can travel 60 miles.

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Station Hardware

This site was created to share my hobby with others who may find the data useful as well. This weather site also allows me to experiment with various programming techniques and weather logging experiments as well.

Weather Hardware & Station Setup Davis VP2

Weather Sensors

The conditions are measured with a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus which includes sensors following information. Wind speed and direction, temperature, air pressure, humidity, rain, solar radiation, & UV. The information is collected by the Davis console located inside, and sent to the in-house server which manages all aspects of the weather logging and processing. Davis offers several models of the Vantage Pro2, feel free to check out their site and see what all they offer if you are interested in setting up your own station.

The anemometer is located at the elevation of about 12 feet on a small steel pole. The ISS is located 7 feet above ground on the same post. Many of the instruments are concealed by the overhead trees and nearby buildings are not ideal for the accuracy of the readings, but is common in neighborhood environments.


Weather Server ("WX Server") Hardware

Spermicro X8DT3The server that handles and processes all the weather data is a Supermicro X8DT3 based platform. The data is sent from the sensors to the console via a low power radio. The console then sends the data to the server over a RS232 interface. All data is processed on the server using Weather-Display and the data is logged to the disk and archived. Weather-Display is also responsible for creating all the graphs and data displays that are on site. It is also responsible for uploading the data to this site as well. On the backend, GrLevel 3 is available for my use.

Aruba S2500-48PThe server has dual Intel Xeon E5645 hexcore processors running at 2.4GHz and 48GB ECC RAM giving 24 cores of usable CPU power. The machine runs a locked down Windows 7 install. The primary disk for server operations is 280GB two enterprise grade disks in RAID 1 array that is split into 3 partitions. The operating system has a 30GB partition, Weather has a 16GB partition available. The remaining space is for server software. The networking equipment as well as the server are on an APC Smart-UPS 2200VA UPS so they can continue working during a short-term power outage. UPS runtime is approximately 20 minutes. The server is connected to an Aruba S2500-48P managed switch over a 10gb fiber link. Internet service is provided by Spectrum.

This actual website is hosted on a server running Linux located in a data center in Dallas, Texas. Other specifics about the server are not known as its a leased machine which I don't own or have full access to. My WX Server sends the collated data to this server .

Our Software

The software that runs this site was written by MGCJerry originally for use in another system but has outgrown the original system and now functions on its own. The software has been called "MGCMS" and the current version is "0.9b". This software is still under development and is not available for download or purchase at this time.

Software in use on the Weather Server is:
Weather Display, Weather Display Live, Nexstorm, NSLog and server software is Apache 2, PHP 5, MariaDB 10, Perl & Windows 7 Professional.

Apache Logo PHP Logo MariaDB Logo
MGCMS Logo Davis Logo Weather-Display Logo Boltek Lightning Detection

All other trademarks mentioned are properties of their respective owners, and they are not paid endorsements m'kay.

Created: Apr 17, 2009 by MGCJerry
Edited: Aug 12, 2019 by MGCJerry

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