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 station console is located indoors and contains the barometric pressure sensor.
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 archived locally on an MySQL database server virtual machine and uploaded to Weather Underground, CWOP, and this web server every five minutes. Data is also published in real time to an MQTT message broker for local situational awareness display.
The station is located in northern Kansas City, approximately eleven miles north of downtown and five miles east of Kansas City International Airport, in a residential neighborhood. A maintenance log is available.