Skew-T Meteorologist in Kansas City

Weather Station

Weather station sensors
Weather station sensors

The weather station is a Davis Vantage Pro2 wireless system. The Integrated Sensor Suite with temperature and humidity sensors plus the tipping bucket for rainfall is located in the backyard approximately two meters above a level area of grass. The anemometer is located a few feet above a peak in the roof of the two story house, near ten meters in height above ground. The console is located inside and contains the barometer.

The console is connected to a Raspberry Pi 2 running WeeWx, an open source program written in Python. Data is archived every five minutes and distributed over the Internet. The open source and open architecture design of WeeWx allows for a good amount of configuration and customizability. Data is uploaded to Weather Underground, CWOP, and this web server.

Data is available on Weather Underground and CWOP/MADIS (as found on MesoWest).

Kansas City area map
Kansas City area map

The station is located in northern Kansas City, approximately eleven miles north of downtown and five miles east of Kansas City International Airport.