Weather Station History
West Okaw Valley near Sullivan, IL
9/12/06 - The Oregon Scientific WMR 968 WX station arrives.
9/13/06 - A test setup is installed at the wx station. This consists of a barometer/indoor temperature sensor and outdoor temperature / humidity sensor. The outdoor sensor is mounted above the roof of the KC9S ham shack. The outdoor temperatures are highly exaggerated due to heat radiating off the roof.
9/14/06 - The anemometer is installed at 8' above the roofline.
9/19/06 - The outdoor temperature / humidity sensor is moved to its present location. Accurate temperature readings can be measured from this date.
9/21/06 - The rain gauge is installed. A test rainfall of 1.54" is recorded.
9/22/06 - The station is complete. Accurate wx readings from 39.5997N latitude, 88.7094W longitude begin. From this date forward, historical wx records are accurate.
11/28/2008 - A new Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station is installed. This station provides more accurate weather information.
12/02/2008 - The new weather station is connected to the internet for the first time and begins relaying data to KC9S Weather Watch and Weatherunderground.com.