About This Station

The weather station utilizes Davis Vantage Pro 2 hardware. The station, which is located at approximately 6660 ft is comprised of an anemometer, barometer, rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated on the roof. The rain sensor is heated to convert the snow to water, and the temperature-humidity gauge is ventilated by a fan during the day. The station employs a Linux-based (Raspian) Raspberry Pi computer with camera to capture photos of the sky and Eastern Plains. A PC running CumulusMX Weather Display software (Sandaysoft.com) collects and processes data from the weather station. Several computers and custom Python software are used to assemble photos taken at approximately 30 second to one minute intervals into time lapse movies 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. A specialized radio receives NOAA weather broadcasts and continuously streams the audio to www.noaaweatherradio.org and this and other websites

About Carriage Hills

The weather station is located in Carriage Hills, a small community nestled in the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder County, Colorado. Ten miles of paved roads allow access to hilltops and valleys over about 1.7 sq. miles and the 30 or so homes here. Although the area is heavily forested and is very sparsely populated, we are only 2 miles (as the crow flies) from the city of Boulder, Colorado.

About Boulder, Colorado

The city of Boulder sits 5,430 feet above sea level, and Boulder enjoys 300 plus days of sunshine a year and moderate weather. The Town is located just 30 minutes northwest of Denver, exactly where the plains meet the Rocky Mountains. It was founded in 1859 by explorers seeking the riches of gold, and Boulder's history only got more colorful from there. When last checked, there were 103,166 residents in Boulder, including about 30,000 students who are enrolled at the University of Colorado at Boulder, also known as CU. Mork and Mindy lived here, so it is sometimes referred to as "24 square miles surrounded by reality". You have to live here to understand how true the statement really is.

Today, visitors can enjoy the benefits of a community created by residents that embrace a healthy, culturally-enriched lifestyle, sometimes to an unhealthy degree. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, seeking intellectual stimulation or want a relaxing getaway, Boulder offers a variety of experiences for one's every desire (just don't get caught). Catch a glimpse of some of Boulder's furry and feathery residents while strolling, hiking or biking through 300 miles of trails and 45,000 acres of open space, people-watch at an outdoor cafe or restaurant on Pearl Street, visit one of several National Laboratories, or check out a top attraction like the Celestial Seasonings tea factory or the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.

Two major National Laboratories are located within Boulder. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is tasked with providing daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring including fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce. NOAA products and services affect more than one-third of the U.S. gross domestic product. Also in Boulder is the National Institute for Science and Technology, known as NIST. While the name speaks for itself, the lab is probably best known for the so-called Atomic Clock, and the origin of the radio-based time standard, commonly known as WWV. Both labs are part of the U.S. Commerce Department.

Because of all this sunlight, a short distance away in Golden, CO is the National Renewable Energy lab (NREL), charged with R&D on solar cells (photovoltaics), solar thermal technology, wind energy and Biomass.

If all this makes you think we're too smart for our own good,-you'd be right!

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