Ridley Park's Online Digital Community
For 100's of years fans of weather have stepped out their back door and made observations on the weather around them, used instruments, and made their observations know to others.
Since 48 BC it's not hard to tell the way the wind blows thanks to the general use of weather vanes. Evangelista Torricelli is universally credited with bring us the barometer in 1643 and Daniel Fahrenheit's, thermometers filled with mercury allowed observers to quantify hot and cold in 1714.
Out of the box my system was easy to install. I chose the Vantage Pro2 by Davis Instruments because it allowed me to separate the instrument sensors and place each sensor in its optimum location. My temperature, humidity, barometer, and rain sensor are 1.5 meters off the ground (59 inches) in my back yard. The wind vane and anemometer (wind speed) I mounted on the roof with some help from my neighbor and the deed was done. The wireless transmission between my sensors are collected by a data-logger which transmits my data to a portable display unit, my MAC, and on the Internet.
I registered my station with WeatherUndergound.com (WU) and began broadcasting my data in mid-January 2017. Weather enthusiasts are the beating heart of weatherundergound with 180,000+ WU members sending real-time data from their own personal weather stations to create unique, specific forecasts for Ridley Park.
Visit Ridley Park's dedicated weather broadcast station on the web.