Below is a month-to-month summary of 2012 weather. Continue reading “2012 Weather in Review” »
I heard or read about this story somewhere about a couple Google Computer Scientists who created a map of the wind as it flows over the United States. The website is at hint.fm/wind the map is absolutely amazing, and hypnotic to watch. Hope you enjoy.
As part of the multiple changes I have planned, a weather condition icon has been added to the upper right hand corner of the page to indicate the current weather conditions. Sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, etc. I just notice that I forgot to make the rain icons live. We’ve been in a drought ya know and I’ve only got so much free time. Guess those are next on my list, since we’ve got almost an inch of rain today!
After a short hiatus the Benbrook Weather Blog is back online. It took me a while to get my website configuration sorted out. heh oh well, we’re back to normal.
As announced last week, the site has a new Theme! Additionally, for iPhone visitors you’ll see a mobile formatted version of the site. Hopefully in the near future, I’ll have support for other mobile devices. Drop me a comment if there is a feature you’d like to see added.
Just wanted to announce a few changes that went live today.
- The most major change is I’ve implemented AJAX and JQuery to automatically update the weather readings every minute! No more 15 minute refresh! Woohoo!
- I’ve updated a couple of the graphics on the website. Some of the images were grainy and needed some touch-up.
These are the start of a series of major changes that will be coming in 2012. Some upcoming notable changes include a new theme, and a Mobile website!
Below is a month-to-month summary of 2011 weather. Continue reading “2011 Weather in Review” »
After many years of service I’ve decided to replace my aging Axis 2100 camera with a TP-Link TL-SC3171. I’ve also started a project to relocate my camera. The trees in the back yard have gotten pretty big and have taken most of the shot. So I’m in the process of mounting the camera outdoors in a Lorex SG630 case.
Below is a month-to-month summary of 2010 weather. Continue reading “2010 Weather in Review” »
On May 3, 2010 I upgraded to the latest version of Virtual Weather Station. This turned out to be a BIG mistake. For those familiar with my Nuts & Bolts post the Weather Station is connected to the computer via a USB cable and some Serial Port emulation software. One of the feature changes of the most recent Virtual Weather Station (v14.01) is the ability to use USB connection directly. Long story, short, whatever they changed caused the software to stop working with an error “Could not connect to communications device”. After several days of trying to fix this, I decided to bite the bullet and convert my software suite to wview which runs on Linux.
The move to wview has several benefits for me. #1 I no longer need to license Windows for my weather station. #2 I don’t have to run a virtual machine on my server to run the weather station. #3 did I mention I hate Windows?
So, a quick status update about the site. Most of the graphs and graphics have been taken off because they were being generated by Virtual Weather Station. For now most of the vital information is being populated on the website. Over the coming months I will be working to create replacement graphs and graphics. toward the end my hope is to publish the software under GNU v2. So other weather station operators can setup a station, on Linux, and make use of the programs I use (in conjunction with wview).