River Grove - South Merritt Island, FL - a barrier
island located between the Banana and Indian Rivers in East
Central Florida. Rockledge is to the west, and South Cocoa
Beach is to the east. Exact
Location: 28.3 N 80.7 W
Station: Davis Vantage Pro2 Wireless - The anemometer
is 4.5 feet above the roof line (or 26.5 feet above ground
level), mounted on a heavy-duty antenna mast with a wireless
transmitter. Its legs and mast are screwed into the roof
trusses with lag screws so it is able to withstand strong
hurricane force winds. The base station (rain collector,
humidity sensor, and thermometer) is mounted on a 10 foot
set two feet in the ground. The barometer is 22 feet above
sea level. Our house is
feet above sea level. Data is collected
from the wireless Davis Weather Envoy (USB) connected to a PC
which uploads the data to my web site.
Station Software: Weather Display and Weather Display Live
The data from our weather station
is uploaded to Weather Underground and APRSWXNET.
The anemometer is mounted on the back side of the house so the
tripod is not visible from the front.
Anemometer as seen from the front of the house
Base station located in the back yard 8 feet above ground level.
Hurricane Season - 2004