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10/16/04    9:44pm
Hi 67.5 F

Lo 54.9 F

Hi 95 %

Lo 69 %
Current Humidity - 92     Dew Point - 53.6 Barometer - 29.53     Steady
Speed - 5
Daily Average - 6
Speed Hi - 13 3:10pm
Speed Lo - 0 12:00am

Gust - 9
Gust Hi - 13 3:10pm

Direction - SE (143)
Daily Average - 142

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NOTE:  The "rainfall year" in the Pacific Northwest runs from Oct 1st to Sept 30.  Summers in the northwest are typically very dry, with little rain falling between late June and early October.  Moisture in the form of mountain snow pack and reservoire cache accumulated in the fall contribute significantly to the total available water for the following summer. Fire season severity, crop irrigation and mumicipal water supplies are calculated based on seasonal rains that fall the entire autumn through spring.  The total rainfall reported above is based on a September water year.

This page is not an operationally reliable source of data. This weather station is my personal hobby.  The data it provides is for my own amusement.  There is no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, timeliness, or reliability of this information.  Always consult with a professional when making decisions involving weather predictions.

The Rock Creek Neighborhood weather station moved to a new location within the Rock Creek neighborhood in May of 2003.  Old data should remain essentially relavent as the move was only a few hundred feet down the street.  The new locataion has a number of advantages.   The anamometer and wind vane are now fully 30 feet (10 meters) off the ground and some distance from the nearest trees in any direction.  The thermometer is in a more protected location that should be protected from direct sun or radiation heating from the ground or fence year round.  See the installation here.

Known Issues:
  • Squirrels pretty much destroyed the original thermometer/hygrometer system.  They chewed the case of the solar system and compromised its watertight integrity.  Also, the line connecting the sensor with the solar powered transmitter was severed.  Repairs were not watertight, causing significant corrosion.  The solar powered unit was replaced with a less expensive battery powered unit.  Unfortunately, the range is significantly less, requiring the sensor to be relocated.  Additionally, this device reports on channel 1 rather than the base outdoor channel.  The software has a switch ot use channel 1 for temperature, but it ignores the humidity, thus not calculating a dew point.  I'm working with the vendor on these issues.
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