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About Long Beach, WA Weather Station

Who runs it?
This weather station is privately owned and operated by Mike Challis. It is not affiliated with the City of Long Beach, WA.

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 a useful weather web site was an enjoyable project."

Where is it located?
The station is located at a private residence in Long Beach, WA. at 8111 Sandridge Rd. near Pioneer Rd. It is one half mile Northeast from downtown, as the crow flies, and one mile inland from the ocean.

Weather Station Location Map
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Mike Challis, Mike's Computer Repair, and public donations.

What is the equipment?
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. The data on this site should not be used to base important decisions that could result in harm to people or property.

Weather Station - Temperature, Humidity, Rain Sensors Location Photo
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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
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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
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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.

Davis Vantage Pro - 2 Wireless

About This City

Long Beach, WA is a popular tourist destination on the SW coast of Washington State. Long Beach was officially incorporated on January 18, 1922. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,283 people, 660 households, and 314 families residing in the city.

Our location

The Long Beach Peninsula is an arm of land in western Washington state. It is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, the south by the Columbia River, and the east by Willapa Bay. Leadbetter Point State Park and Willapa National Wildlife Refuge are at the northern tip of the peninsula, Cape Disappointment State Park, formerly known as Fort Canby State Park is at the southern end, and in between is Pacific Pines State Park. Cape Disappointment, part of the Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks west of Ilwaco, was the westernmost terminus for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and a monument designed by Maya Lin as part of the Confluence Project was dedicated there in 2005. The Long Beach Peninsula is remarkable for its continuous sand beaches on the Pacific Ocean side, 28 miles in extent, claimed to be the longest beach in the United States. Because of the fine beaches, it is a popular vacation destination for people from Seattle, Washington, 165 miles distant, and Portland, Oregon, 115 miles distant. The peninsula is entirely within Pacific County.

About This Website

Mike Challis, the guy who runs this site, is a full time computer repair guy at Mike's Computer Repair. Serving Long Beach Peninsula, Naselle(WA), Astoria, Warrenton and Seaside(OR). Mike offers Computer Repair, Virus Removal, and Tune-Ups. Has your computer become painfully slow or is unusable? This condition is usually the result of stuff that accumulates over time: spyware, malware, viruses, unnecessary programs and processes running on start-up, damaged registry or corrupt operating system files. A Tune-Up can help return your computer to new, or even better than new, performance.

Please call mike when you have a computer service need.

This site layout is based on a template design by and has been custom taylored by the site owner Mike Challis
The template is also originally based on a free template by Designs by Haran.
Special thanks to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for sharing his weather php scripts.
Special thanks to Ken True at Saratoga Weather for sharing his weather php scripts.

Shared Weather Data

We share our station data via direct feed to the following weather networks:

Weather Underground:
Long Beach, WA

Weather Conditions at CW9086
Weather Stations Near CW9086
NOAA MesoMap (CW9086)
MesoWest Washington

Long Beach - Wind Conditions & Forecast

KWALONGB2 81st Sandridge Rd., Long Beach, WA 98631

Anything Weather:
Long Beach, WA (Sandridge Rd. near Pioneer Rd.)

WeatherBug Backyard: - Long Beach Weather
WeatherBug Backyard - Long Beach Weather

Printable Long Beach, WA Weather Flier:
Free Printable Long Beach, WA Weather Flier
The flier may be freely used by local hotels, motels, restaurants, businesses, and local government offices to pin on bulletin boards or distribute to their patrons.

Long Beach, WA Weather Logos:
You can add a weather logo to your website which displays the current (updated every 10 seconds) weather in Long Beach, WA.
Free Long Beach, WA Weather Logos
Long Beach, WA Weather

Northwest Weather Network - Member:
Northwest Weather Network USA

Donate to help offset the routine expenses of operation of this site. Thanks for your kind support! - Mike Challis