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The NW Phoenix Weather site is now permanently off line and no longer updated.

Station News

February 2, 2015 - Hardware problem

Station has been taken offline as we're moving to a new house.

January 9, 2015 - Hardware problem

Fixed a hardware problem that prevented data collection.

November 2, 2014 - Moved to new webhost and other changes

Problems with my previous webhost forced this site to move to new host. While most things seem to be running OK, I'm going through the process of verifying everything. Please report any problems or missing data. Thanks.

Reset webcam so that it's working again.

November 26, 2013 - Corrected Weather Underground page

Fixed the Weather Underground page that was broken in the update. Please report any problems or missing data. Thanks.

November 9, 2013 - Updated website

Update of web server necessitated a general update of the web site. Please report any problems or missing data. Thanks.

March 3, 2013 - Added new kids links

Added several new kids links: Weather Central For Kids and What Is Air Made Of

August 9, 2010 - Website Maintenance

My webhost upgraded some of the hardware causing the site to be down since last night. All appears to be fixed now. Please report any problems. Thanks.

October 1, 2010 - Monsoon is over

According to the National Weather Service criteria, the monsoon season is officially over.

July 13, 2010 - Monsoon has started!

According to the old National Weather Service criteria, monsoon season started here on July 10 with the first of three consecutive days of average dew point of 55 degrees or higher. The new criteria, of course, fixes the start of monsoon season at June 15.

July 10, 2010 - Station maintenance

Station software moved to a dedicated computer, an Acer Aspire One netbook. The Acer was selected to minimize power usage. Please report any problems with the website.

January 30, 2010

Added new summary pages for temperature, rain and wind.

January 25, 2010

Added a new annual/monthly climatological summary page.

January 22, 2010

Added a new rain detail page.

December 31, 2009

Updated webcam page to show current stats. Also added a specific page for streaming video.

July 25, 2009

Webcam working again.

July 20, 2009

Moved weather software to a PC that draws less power. Webcam images are currently not working properly.

May 22, 2009

Added a Mobile Phone/ SMS page showing current weather stats.

May 17, 2009

Found that wind data hadn't been collected since May 7 due to a connection knocked loose during the internet upgrade. Connection fixed.

May 7, 2009

Station was down for about 12 hours while my internet connection was upgraded.

December 16, 2008

Added a Who's Online page showing current visitors to the site.

November 24, 2008

Added a system status page showing the status of uploaded files.

November 23, 2008

Added a map of wildfires in the US.

November 16, 2008

National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center forecast and severe storm pages added to the Forecast and Advisories menu.

November 8, 2008

Added a solar powered fan to my outside sensor's radiation shield. This should help minimize the mid-morning to early afternoon temperature spiking.

October 8, 2008

Changed out the failing Logitech webcam for a new Panasonic BL-C140A outdoor IP network camera. This one is outdoor rated so should be more reliable than the Logitech.

September 29, 2008

My internet service went down yesterday (Sunday) at around noon which, of course, meant no uploading of data. As of 9 AM Monday my service started working but has been up and down during the day while they work on it.

September 17, 2008

Added a new NOAA weather radio page.

August 28, 2008

Updated the about page.

July 29, 2008

I've been having problems with my webcam for the past week or so: dropouts, poor picture and now creation of the videos isn't working.

July 11, 2008

Remounted and re-aimed the webcam. Provides a better sky view and slightly higher resolution than before with the minor downside that a bit of the house shows now.

July 8, 2008

A Windows automatic update crashed my weather PC at about 5:05 PM when attempting a reboot to finish the update. Ironically, I manually rebooted at about 6:40PM. While my Davis weather station continued to collect data during that 1 1/2 hours, no data was uploaded to the sites I share data with.

Since I had been toying with the idea of adding a news page, this seemed like a good time.