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Please consider making a small donation. If you are not able to, that is OK. The full site is available to all users without donation being required. - Thanks - Mike Challis

Mike Challis

More about this weather site:
This weather station is privately owned and operated. And it is not affiliated with the City of Long Beach, WA. The station is located at a private residence in Long Beach, WA. on Sandridge Rd. near Pioneer Rd. It is one half mile Northeast from downtown, as the crow flies, and one mile inland from the ocean.

Mike Challis is the founder and operator of the site. "I was fed up with most of the mainstream weather sites using Astoria weather reports for Long Beach. My hobby is computers and web developement programming, making and maintaining a useful weather web site is an enjoyable hobby."

Weather Station Location Map

Davis Vantage Pro - 2 Wireless
The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Weather Station (Model 6163). The station comprises of an anemometer with windspeed and direction, rain gauge, temperature sensor, humidity sensor, barometer, solar radiation sensor, and uv sensor. My Weather data shown online is collected from the weather station using Weather Display Software. The data is collected every 2.5 seconds to a Windows computer and the web site is automatically updated at 10 second intervals with current condition. The stats and graphs pages are updated every 5 minutes.

Weather Station - Temperature, Humidity, Rain Sensors Location Photo
The Temperature, Humidity and Rain Sensor assembly is mounted to a support pole rising above a 6x6 post. It is wireless and solar powered. Direct sun exposure is not an issue because the assembly has a radiation shield and a 24 hour aspiration fan. The shield combines fan aspiration and passive shielding to minimize the effects of solar radiation, this results in more accurate temperature readings.

Weather Station - Wind, Solar, UV Sensors Location Photo Close
Close up view of the Wind anemometer, Wind direction, Solar and UV Sensor. They are mounted 27 feet above the ground on a 6 foot pole tripod on a roof peak with an unobstructed 360 degree range.

Weather Station - Wind, Solar, UV Sensors Photo Far
Far away view of the Wind anemometer, Wind direction, Solar and UV Sensors. At 27 feet from the ground, they are higher than all the nearby buildings and trees.