Weather at Bremen, KS

N0NB's weather Weather Underground member

"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."

The above quote is attributed to Mark Twain and reflects, even today, mankind's desire to control everything about us. The first order of business in controlling something is understanding it. Understanding the weather depends on collecting as much data as possible; collecting the weather data from my own weather station is what this page is about.

My weather station is a Peet Bros. Company, Inc Ultimeter 2000 (now out of production and replaced by the Ultimeter 2100). Even though I had purchased it some time back I never got a "round tuit" until I installed it on January 25, 2005 while living in Marysville, KS. The Ultimeter is a stand-alone weather station and will function well by itself keeping track of today's high and low values, yesterday's high and low values as well as long term values (since last reset).

Ultimeter 2000

While having the current conditions and some historical data at your fingertips is nice, others don't benefit until the data is shared. The Ultimeter 2000 has a serial port and mine is connected to my main Linux computer. Data logging and uploading to Weather Underground is handled by weewx.

Beginning just before 5 PM on January 28, 2005, every fifteen minutes a summary of this data has been uploaded to The Weather Underground and appears on the Bremen, Kansas Forecast page. Since mid-March of 2005, the data has been updated once per minute via a cron job. As of early November 2014 the job of gathering, processing, and uploading the data has been performed by a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian.

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