Our Weather Station is located on the North Shore of Bass lake, just West of the Pines Resort. The
station is located on our roof. It is surrounded by the forest so
the wind readings are amongst the trees.
Two cameras support the web page. They provide different
Color and contrast are very hard to adjust for with the light changing
throughout the day. You will notice color in the trees when the sun
on them and they will be dark when the sun is behind the trees.
The small pictures on the main page is taken every minute and
picture is then uploaded every 5 minutes.
The larger picture is a snap shot when you click on the link. It
a moment to load. We stream live video for 30 seconds.
The water temperature is measured at our dock in a cove. The
is located about 20" from the surface. During the dry season it is
measured and contains the date of the measurement.
We are using Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2 with Weatherview32
software. This set up is a fully automated system. The rain gauge is
with a heater to melt snow. In addition we are using webcam32 software
to record images. The system is connected to the internet by DSL. We
use a dedicated computer to run the software and camera video. The
computer has a uninterrupted power supply with 3 hr battery and our
home has a propane generator, so when the power is out we are still
Weather data is archived and you can find it here,
Our stations contribution
We provide weather statistics to NOAA Cooperative Institute
for Regional Prediction and the Citizens
Weather Observation Program (CWOP). This information is used by our
local office of the National
Weather Service in Hanford to create more accurate weather forecast
in our area.
The Weather Station and Camera serves the community. It provides
and non residents an opportunity to see our special place in the
24/7. The internet exposure has promoted our community to the rest of
world enabling visitors to see a potential place to live or visit. The
station is operated as a hobby and Sponsorship's provide us the
to improve the equipment and stay connected to the internet. The
is geared to provide visitors information about the community and
local services. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.
Troubleshooting - Data is old
The nature of the web page and pictures changing every 5 minutes poses
interesting problems for Internet Service providers and your web
If you are not getting fresh pages with a time stamp within the last 5
minutes than an old page is being cached some where. Most of the time
browser is saving a copy so it can be displayed faster. Try clicking on
the refresh icon or try using the shift key and click on refresh. Your
browser should always give you a fresh look if you exit and restart the
The other problem is some ISP's have a server cache to save on data
traffic. If you still get old info then e-mail me.
Troubleshooting - Camera
The camera is a live system requiring a constant connection with the
web. Sometimes our connection is lost. The system is supposed to
reconnect but it is not fool proof and we must reset the system