We finally did it! After many years of discussion we pulled the trigger on a Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2 Plus weather station and a Foscam Fi9901EP outdoor PoE 4MP camera!
- PWS Station ID: KVAMINER12
- Davis Station ID: KVAMINER12
- CWOP Callsign: FW1208
- Weather Underground site ID: Mineral – Southside – 900 Mineral Ave
Links to Weather Details
These section links are ordered from the most visually impressive to the most scientific.
Weather Underground Forecast Data
Weather Underground is receiving data from the PWS at least every 60 seconds; however, WUnderground is not updating the data every 60 seconds (even though “rapid fire” mode is enabled). For faster data viewing, see the section “Davis Data” below.
To get forecast data for Mineral, Virginia, specifically “Mineral Proper” (that is: within town limits), use this link: https://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=pws:KVAMINER12&MR=1
To see more details, such as solar radiation, use this link: https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KVAMINER12
Weather Underground Weather Camera
Interested in viewing the video stream of our weather camera? This URL will provide you with current (updated every 60 seconds) and the last 24 hours of weather video data in the town limits of Mineral, Virginia, USA.
To view the 24 hour loop check out the video below. Note: If you click “play” there may be a 5-10 second delay in streaming the video depending on bandwidth and other factors.
Weather Underground embedded code
To embed Weather Underground code into a blog or post, use the links found here: https://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/stickers.asp?ID=KVAMINER12&MR=1
Davis Instruments Weather Data
The WeatherLink site is the “clearing house” for sensor data being uploaded to various servers. This data is uploaded,and updated every 60 seconds. It isn’t as pretty as Weather Underground but if you are interested in near real-time data this is where you want to be.
Davis Instruments Sensor Data
For a no frills set of data, uploaded and updated every 60 seconds, use this link. Here you can find the raw details from the weather station such as Solar Radiation, Barometric trends, 12 hour forecast data, Rain Rates for Days, Months, Years, and Storms, and much more. https://www.weatherlink.com/user/kvaminer12/index.php?view=summary&headers=0
Citizen Weather Observer Program
“The Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) is a public-private partnership with three goals: 1) to collect weather data contributed by citizens; 2) to make these data available for weather services and homeland security; and 3) to provide feedback to the data contributors so they have the tools to check and improve their data quality.”
Raw CWOP Data Uploads can be found here: https://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wx.cgi?call=FW1208. CWOP data is updated every 10-20 minutes.
CWOP location data can be found here: https://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=FW1208
CWOP contributions help provide weather data to public, private, and government entities such as University of Utah: https://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/mesomap.cgi?state=VA&rawsflag=3