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Welcome to the Sola Virtus Observatory Weather Station
 
The weather station, an extension of the Sola Virtus Astronomical Observatory, became fully operational in December 2006. It is located in the village of Norrisville in the extreme northwest corner of Harford County, MD. This station is a member and supporter of CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program) and CWOP-snow
 
CWOP is a public-private partnership with three main 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 that they have the tools to check and improve their data quality. In fact, the web address, wxqa.com, stands for weather quality assurance. Many thanks go to Phillip Gladstone for his dedication to the CWOP program.
 
The Observatory and Weather Station gather weather data consisting of barometric pressure, temperature, humidity, dew point, wind speed, wind direction, wind chill, precipitation, lightning activity, u.v. and solar radiation levels.  A Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station along with a Davis Wireless Envoy logs all weather data and uploads the information using WeatherLink 6.03 software to the Citizen Weather Observer Program and CWOP-snow thru the APRSWXNET  Data can be viewed at FindU Weather Panel using Station ID# CW6888 and at  CWOP Information Quality Controls which produces a visualization of data analysis and accuracy after it has passed thru Madis and before it is sent to agencies such as NOAA including NOAA's National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center, where it is made available to forecaster's, pilots and the general public. The weather station sends data to the Weather Underground using the Station ID# KMDWHITE7. The weather station using © SVO WEATHER software also monitors dew point, humidity and temperature inside the Sola Virtus Observatory  as well as wind speed, cloud cover and precipitation via a Davis Wireless Envoy and uploaded using Virtual Weather.

WEATHER STATION TECHNICAL DATA
 
Location Coordinates                    
Lat 39°42'9"N  Long 76°32'41"W
 
Elevation                                          
225 Meters/ 738 ft.
 
CWOP Station ID#                          
 
Weather Underground ID#          
KMDWHITE7              
 
Weather Equipment
Davis Vantage Pro2 w/full sensor pack
Heated Rain Collector
Boltek Lightning Detector
Si-Tex Nav-Fax 200 Receiver
JRC 2000 Radar
Hamtronics R139 Modified
QN137 Quadrfilar Helix Antenna
Midland VHF Radio
Bearcat BCT15X Scanner
Midland WR-300 Weather Radio
Stratus 4" Rain/Snow Gauge
Snow Board
Dell Vostro Dual Core 3GHz
Dell 3000 2.66GHz
CyberPower UPS Systems
GENERAC 10KW Standby Generator
 
Mounting Specifications              
Anemometer  Height  33 ft.
ISS Unit            Height 5.5 ft.
 
Software                                       
Weatherlink 6.03, Storm Predator, Virtual Weather, StormLab
SVO Weather, WXSPOT,NexStorm, Wasp2,Image Salsa, Cute FTP 8.0,Fling
                                                       
Weather Cam                               
Panasonic BB-HCM371A
Axis 221
 

White Hall, Maryland, weather forecast

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NWS LOCAL FORECAST 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS 

CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS 
 
FORECAST MAPS & LIVE RADAR 
 
OBSERVATORY CONDITIONS 
 
PWS DATA and HAMweather 
 
MESOWEST STATION DATA 
 
EARTH SEISMIC ACTIVITY 
 
WEATHER FOR THE KIDS 
 
SPACE WEATHER DATA 
 
WEATHER & SKY CAMS 
 

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Sola Virtus Observatory
Snowfall Totals: 
 

01.03.14          6.10"

01.21.14          9.90"

02.05.14          7.01"

02.09.14          1.40"

02.13.14        20.90"

02.14.14          4.10"

02.26.14          1.25"

03.03.14          4.15"

03.17.14          4.45"

03.25.14           1.80"

11.26.14           5.40"

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