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About North York Moors
Data is collected by a Davis Vantage Pro 2
is located at about 180 metres above sea level
North Yorkshire - a County in the North East of England.
Data is logged every 2.5 seconds and transferred to a computer running
The information is
then uploaded to
mostly at 5 minute intervals.
You can view almost live data from the station on the
RapidFire Wunderground page.
The pages should auto refresh every minute in most browsers,
or F5 + CTRL will retrieve the latest available data
Additional information may be available on request, contact
Daily reset is at midnight.
Monthly rain records go back to August 2006,
and daily records from automated weather stations began in March 2009.
Initially the station was a Nexus - this proved insufficiently robust
and was replaced in March 2010 by a Davis Vantage Vue.
In June 2012 a Davis VP2 was set up, but the Vue is kept as back-up.
Current status of weather station sensors:
Temperature and Humidity
Wind Direction and Speed - OK
Rainfall - OK
Snow and ice will affect precipitation recording to varying degrees, and
may stop wind
Snow will not tip the rain gauge until it melts, and will often blow out
of the gauge!
Snow depth readings are updated manually usually once or twice daily.
The anemometer is mounted on a metal pole at a height of approximately 6 metres.
The temperature and rainfall are measured at about 3 metres above ground
The computer is a dedicated Windows 7 Samsung NC10 netbook, which runs continuously.
With monitor turned off, the power consumption is well under 10 watts.
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