A Cloudy Fall Morning in Opelousas, Louisiana

By: clevedude, 4:06 PM GMT on October 04, 2015

When I woke up this morning around seven, I noticed how cold it was in the house. So, I went into the bathroom and lit the heater. My central heating unit has been turned off since early summer, and I haven't had a chance to service it yet. It is an old unit which requires cleaning and blowing out mostly ash and dust from last cold season, and replacing of a filter.

I had noticed last night on the GOES satellite animation that a shield of clouds was appr...

Fall Weather has come to Opelousas, Louisiana

By: clevedude, 2:34 PM GMT on October 03, 2015

A cold front came through rather quietly a few days ago. Usually, the passage of a cold front here is dramatic with the wind gusting strongly from the south, rain, lightning and thunder. Then there is an abrupt change as the wind veers suddenly to the north, and cold dry air begins to drop the temperature considerably. Not this time. The wind did turn to the north, but there was only a little rain before that, and then the sky gradually cleared. Cooler air gradually...

Fall Weather

Rain Gauge Connection Problems Again

By: clevedude, 2:25 AM GMT on June 19, 2012

I had this same problem back in February when a colony of incredibly tiny ants had moved into my connector. I replaced the connector back then and sealed it with liquid rubber on top of electrical tape. Looks like I must have sealed in some moisture somehow because when I took apart the connector today, the contacts were corroded again. Luckily, I had some extra phone end connectors and a phone end connector repair tool, which I used to replaced the corroded end lea...

Updated: 2:27 AM GMT on June 19, 2012

Problems with Airport Losing Connection Daily

By: clevedude, 3:21 PM GMT on May 17, 2012

For the past month or more my Airport Base Station has been losing its connection daily. So this has been interrupting the upload of data to Weather Underground. I have also had problems with my rain gauge. A few month as ago it began acting erratically, recording when it wasn't raining, not recording when it was raining. At first I thought it was being affected by high wind shaking the collector, but I'm not too sure. I recently looked at a data logger that Ambient...

My Rain Guage

By: clevedude, 12:31 AM GMT on February 16, 2012

Well, I am reasonably confident that my rain gauge is working properly. Here is my entry from my YouTube channel. "My rain gauge on my weather station had stopped working, so I decided to go outside to see if I could find out why. I had some telephone cables connecting the rain gauge to the transmitter, joined together by a plastic connector and taped up with electrical tape to keep out the rain. As I untaped the connector, some incredibly tiny ants came scurrying ...

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I am a a retired school teacher. I have had a life long interest in the weather. I have a small weather station which is at KLAOPEL9

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Gulino Street
Opelousas, LA
Elevation: 72 ft
Temperature: 78.6 °F
Dew Point: 67.6 °F
Humidity: 69%
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 1.0 mph
Updated: 8:15 PM CDT on October 09, 2015

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