Ice storm takes weather station offline

By: opalmirror, 8:49 PM GMT on December 15, 2016

In addition to ice fouling the wind speed, direction and rainfall sensors, now the power is out and the Internet cable is disconnected and laying in the back yard. The ice storm is pretty but roads have trees hanging down into them or shattered remains lying in them and power lines are down all over the city. It may take days to restore all the services.

Icicles mean no wind or precipitation measurements

By: opalmirror, 1:24 AM GMT on December 15, 2016

'Tis the season. Today icicles grew in 31F air temperature and steady drizzle, to the point where the station's wind speed and direction sensor are obstructed by 4-inch icicles and frozen in place. Also, the precipitation cup was obstructed by ice about noon, filled up and frozen into a miniature skating rink. NWS says we're in for extended sub-freezing days, so that means no measurement of precipitation and wind until it thaws out.

KOREUGEN76 Monta Vista Weather Station up and running

By: opalmirror, 1:36 AM GMT on March 03, 2016

Hoorah! The station is moved to the Monta Vista subdivision near 28th Avenue and Garfield, halfway up Eugene's South Hills. I have abandoned the old KOREUGEN59 site since its location could not be updated. MADIS is also reporting this station as AT272, and on CWOP it is KN1X.

KOREUGEN59 down and on the move

By: opalmirror, 6:09 PM GMT on February 18, 2016

The weather station is down currently. It will resume reporting from its new location (already picked out) in a few days or weeks.

Heavy heavy rain, and more coming

By: opalmirror, 9:00 PM GMT on December 17, 2015

Pretty thrilling!

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