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== Pictures ==
== Pictures ==
Weather Station
Weather Station
== Data Path ==
== Data Path ==

Revision as of 13:21, 14 May 2015

HIP uses a weather station to provide data as a reference to be used against the energy usage of the campus. This information is useful in many situations including future development of the EC Comprehensive Sustainability Plan and the Energy Wars competitions.

We use a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus weather station system, installed spring 2014. It monitors temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, and UV radiation (among others) and transports that data to a console and ultimately to our computer. The cabled version was chosen for its stability and reliability. The weather station is on the north end of campus on the roof of Dennis Hall.


Weather Station WeatherStation.jpg

Console WeatherConsole.jpg

Data Path

To be updated. Current as of 2015-05.

All of the information generated by the weather station is sent to a console located in the CS batcave on the fourth floor of Dennis Hall. A display on the console shows the live readings from the station and sends data to new-proto. WeeWX then moves that data from the automatic database to our PostgreSQL database.


  • weather station -> console -> new-proto:/var/lib/weewx.sdb -> weather (postgreSQL) on new-proto

All via Ethernet cables.

Eventually a webpage/app.

PDF Documents

All documents by Davis Instruments.


hardware configuration using ISS (Integrated Sensor Suite)


WeatherLink (Data Logger, USB version - ignore Windows software descriptions)

Source Links

Cabled Vantage Pro2 Plus with Standard Radiation Shield

index for manufacturer documentation