Okay, I turned 50 this year, I'm a grandfather of two, married with two great kids. I work with heavy mining equipment and enjoy playing with tech.
By: SaskGrass, 8:36 PM GMT on October 31, 2012
I picked up a D-Link DCS-920 security camera and set it up to record the weather. It's been up and running for a week now and I'm still toying with the idea of weatherproofing it and setting it up outside. (I'm very limited to which direction I can point it right now..). The resolution is not that great off this camera but the file size is small and watching the time lapse movies of the days weather is a terrific bonus!
By: SaskGrass, 2:57 AM GMT on October 13, 2012
Well it's Oct. 12, 2012. I received the rain collector heater today and took advantage of the warm weather and installed it. I ran the wiring up through the roof to the weather station first. I wanted to get as much done before taking the station offline to minimize down time. As it turned out, I was able to install the heater unit while up on the roof so no down time. I did however add a full millimetre of rain during the process. (I have to figure out how to undo these accidental readings...). Anyway it's all ready to go for the winter now. I should be able to track the amount of precipitation throughout the winter months.
By: SaskGrass, 3:18 PM GMT on October 10, 2012
Well, I installed my weather station, a Davis Vantage Pro 2, up on my roof on July 28th, 2012. I've been watching the results and really enjoying the learning curve. I have had to climb up and do a little maintenance a couple of times, (spiderwebs if you can believe that!), and decided I better add a blog to let you know when I alter the station.
I've ordered a heater for the rain gauge and expect it will be here in a few days. I'll be taking the station down at that time to install the upgrade as well as a tear down and cleaning. I estimate the station will be down for 2 hours maximum.
It's October 10 2012 and we are getting our first snowfall today! Now you know why I want the heater.
Anyway, I'll let you know when this happens, and thanks for letting me into your community!
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