About This Station
The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro2. The data is collected every 2.5 seconds and the site is updated every 5 seconds. This site and its data is collected using Virtual Weather Station Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge, and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible. There is also a UV sensor and a solar radiation sansor
About This Website
Peotone Weather is the only operational Weather Station in Peotone IL. All of the data collected is graded by madis and used by the National Weather Service. The data accuracy of Peotone Weather is over 99% accurate over the last four years. Peotone weather is used on NBC5 Chicago as one of their Local Weather Network Stations "The Sommerfeld's". Other data, storm reports, and photos have been used on WGN channel 9, CBS2 Chicago, and ABC7 Chicago. When I first started this website; I new nothing about websites, or the computer code used to generate the pages. There was alot of trial and error, for the first couple of years. Peotone Weather owes its great web appearence to countless hours of help from Curly, the owner and wemaster of Michiana Weather, and to additional help over the years from Ken True, the owner and webmaster of Saratoga-Weather.org
Peotone Weather has back up equipment on site for all of the weather stations components thanks to the generous support of the local community. In 2012 the weather station equipment was showing signs of needing a recalibration. To recalibrate the equipment would mean no weather data for almost a month. So I decided to ask the community for its help. I needed to raise $750.00 to purchase all new equipment, and recalibrate the existing equipment. With two weather stations, I could keep the data flowing while one station is sent off to California for calibration and repair, and when that station returned I would have back up equipment on site for every component in the station. In about 2 weeks time the goal of $750 was met. View a list of the Donors here!
Code sources for Peotone Weather
This site is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.
Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.