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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 Terrain
Hilltop, Level, Woodland, Farmland
               
Elevation                                          
225 Meters/ 738 ft.
 
NWS Station                         

CoCoRahs Station
 
Weather Underground Station          

APRS Station

WeatherBug Station

Met Office WOW Station
916466001          
 
Weather Equipment
Davis Vantage Pro2 Wireless ISS w/ UV & Solar
Davis Vantage Pro2 w/ Soil Sensors
Davis Vantage Vue Mobile Unit
Heated Rain Collectors
Boltek Lightning Detector
Si-Tex Nav-Fax 200 Receiver
JRC 2000 Radar
Hamtronics R139 Modified
QN137 Quadrfilar Helix Antenna
VHF/UHF Radio
Bearcat BCT15X Scanners
Reecom Weather Radio
Stratus 4" Rain/Snow Gauge
CoCoRaHS Hail Pad
Snow Board
Boltwood Cloud Sensor
Unihedron Sky Quaility Meter
DIY Radio Telescope
Dell Vostro Dual Core 3GHz
Dell Inspiron 3000 1 TB
Dell 5000 Vehicle Mounted PC
G2 TB External Hard Drive
CyberPower UPS Systems
Ambient 2095 Backup Station
1 Wire Lightning Strike Counter
 
Mounting Specifications              
Anemometer #1  Height  33 ft.
Anemometer #2  Height  23 ft.  
ISS Unit #1     Height    6 ft.
ISS Unit #2     Height    7 ft.
 
Software                                       
Weatherlink 6.03, Weather Display, Virtual Weather v15.00, StormLab, GRLevel3, Cumulus
SVO Weather, WXSPOT, NexStorm, Wasp2, Image Salsa, Fling
                                                       
Weather Cams                              
Panasonic BB-HCM371A
Axis 221
Foscam F18905
 

Norrisville, Maryland, weather forecast

NOAA WEATHER RADIO 

NWS LOCAL FORECAST 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS 

AGRICULTURAL WEATHER DATA
 
FORECAST MAPS & LIVE RADAR 
 
OBSERVATORY CLIMATE DATA
 
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: 
 

11.26.14           5.40"

01.06.15           3.95"

01.21.15           2.45"

01.24.15           1.90"

01.26.15           2.25"

02.05.15           0.85"

02.17.15           4.10"

02.21.15         10.50"

02.26.15             .90"

02.27.15             .25"

03.05.15         11.30"

03.21.15           2.25"

03.28.15             .30"        

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