Thursday, December 29, 2016

Maintenance Updates CW6777 12/29

The Vantage Vue station at Jesse's house has been leaning at a 15-degree angle for most of this December (this data is not available online). This would have also affected the NetAtmo rain gauge which is at the same location (on Quail Run Road).

Around 5 PM tonight it was restored to approximately level and tied that way for the duration of the winter. Historical webcam views of this station can be found on the WeatherWatchers.Org website.


AccuWeather & WeatherMatrix Weather Stations 2016 Records

The following end-of-year records were retrieved directly from the weather station consoles at Jesse Ferrell's house & AccuWeather HQ. These records will be more reliable than data obtained through online sources.

In cases where all three datums were available, the record amongst them was highlighted. (Height is given as station/anemometer in meters).

AccuWeather Davis VP (2m/15m) EOY Stats 12/23/2016

Wind High: 45 mph 
Pressure High: 30.73"
Pressure Low: N/A
Rainfall: 28.92" 
Temp Hi: 95
Heat Index Hi: 105
Temp Lo: +1
Wind Chill Low: -11
Dew Point High: N/A
Dew Point Low: N/A

WeatherMatrix Davis VP (2m/10m) EOY Stats 12/29/2016

Wind High: 46 mph*
Pressure High: 30.69"
Pressure Low: 29.14"
Rainfall: 27.95"
Temp High: 96
Heat Index High: 109
Temp Low: -2
Wind Chill Low: -9
Dew Point High: 78
Dew Point Low: -12
*Sensor unavailable most daylight hours

WeatherMatrix Davis VVUE (2.5m/2.5m) EOY Stats 12/29/2016

Wind High: N/A*
Pressure High: 29.38"
Pressure Low: 
Rainfall: 37.32"*
Temp High: 96
Heat Index High: 117
Temp Low: -3
Wind Chill Low: -4
Dew Point High: 81
Dew Point Low: N/A
*Console reported bad value for max wind. Rainfall likely too high due to maintenance.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Webcam Archive Update

I believe I have fixed the problem with old images showing up in the 5-minute animations at the CCM webcam archive/mirror. While I had previously split the 5-minute download script into two different parts, it still wasn't enough to run in less than 1 minute and therefore misnamed images outside of the 5s and 0s. This time I expressedly put each Perl LWP download request in the background so that the scripts could complete, even if the image download stalled. Time will tell.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Webcam Archive Updated: New Cameras Added

I have added several webcams to the CCM webcam archive/mirror this week. The most noteable were the Brasstown Mountain, Georgia webcams (highest point in the state) and the (near-U.S.) Buoycams from NDBC, that have no easy online access to past images. Because of the expense of transmitting images via satellite, they are only updated once per hour.


NEW PENNSYLVANIA CAMERAS:

State College High Construction
PSU East Halls Construction


OTHER STATES CAMERAS:

Brasstown Mountain, GA - North

Brasstown Mountain, GA - South


BUOYCAMS (NO DAILY ARCHIVES):

45005

41047

42056

42059

42040

41043

Friday, July 1, 2016

Webcam Archive Update: Old 5-Minute Images

After adding several dozen new cams to the CCM webcam archive/mirror this week, I have found that the 5-minute archive process now takes more than 5 minutes, and files are therefore named with times other than "on the 5s or 0s." This causes the Archive Player to show images from days prior. I am going to separate it into two scripts and see if that helps. My apologies for the inconvenience.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Webcam Archive: Dozens of New Cams Added

In the biggest update since the page began, I have added almost dozens of new webcams to the CCM webcam archive/mirror. It has now been updated to include the following new cameras, including local Instacams, NC mountain & beach cams, National Park Service cams, BuoyCams, and more.


NEW PENNSYLVANIA CAMERAS:


lockhaven

insta/kane

insta/lewistown

insta/mifflintown

insta/loganton

insta/millersburg



NORTH CAROLINA CAMERAS:

nc/ferguson

nc/shiningrock

nc/joycekilmer

nc/beech

nc/pisgah

nc/balsam

nc/montebello

nc/mtmitchell

nc/burnsville

nc/pensacola

nc/biltmore

nc/swan

nc/bonner

nc/bonnernew

nc/mirlo

nc/buxton



OTHER STATES CAMERAS:

hazecam/frostburg

insta/miami

nps/wasingtondc

dollysods

mtwashington

nps/lookrock

nps/skyline

nps/purchase

whiteface

wisp

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Webcam Archive Update: 1-Minute Images

The CCM webcam archive has now been updated to include 1-minute images in the 24-hour archive (instead of 5-minute) for the following cameras:

WeatherMatrix1, State College
WeatherMatrix2, State College
WeatherMatrix5, State College
WeatherMatrix7, State College
WeatherMatrix8, State College
WeatherMatrix9, Boomer, NC
WeatherMatrix9b, Boomer, NC
Beaver Stadium WeatherSTEM, State College
Elliot Abrams, Port Matilda
AccuWeather AccuCam, State College
AccuWeather AccuCam2, State College
Penn State AccuCam, State College

These cameras have also been activated with daily archives of all images (which will be kept online for a month, then stored offline or deleted).

WeatherMatrix1, State College
WeatherMatrix2, State College
WeatherMatrix5, State College
WeatherMatrix9, Boomer, NC
WeatherMatrix9b, Boomer, NC
Beaver Stadium WeatherSTEM, State College
Pine Grove Mountain, State College
Brush Mountain, Altoona
Elliot Abrams, Port Matilda
AccuWeather AccuCam, State College
AccuWeather AccuCam2, State College

To access the daily archives, visit a URL like this:
http://www.weatherwatchers.org/wxcam/5/daily