The Vicarage Weather Feed

About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station.
The data is collected every 2.5 seconds and the site is updated every 60 seconds.


This site and its data is collected using Cumulus Software.
The components that make up the station comprise of
an anemometer and wind vane mounted 40 feet high,
plus a thermostatically controlled heater mounted on the anemometer
to obtain free running in the severe cold Canadian climate.

W.M.O. recognised rain gauge with thermostatically controlled heating unit,
including a wireless transmitter / receiver to indicate the heater is on.

Concluding with a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.

Next is a Hikvision DS-2CD2035-I 3MP Bullet PoE HD & DS2CD2043-1 4MP Bullet PoE HD Network IP, CCTV H265 IP67 Rated Weather Cams,
one mounted on main mast, other used as a snow cam and both connected by
Cat6 Ethernet cable to basement weather room.


Website provides upto date images every 5 minutes,
with a slide show of all images obtained during the last 24 hours.

Added Extras

To complete the setup we have Midland NOAA weather radio receiver and
ShortWave Fax receiver reception antennas mounted on same mast as anemometer.


Recently added to the setup is a COCORAHS manually emptied rain gauge
to verify / compare rain / snowfall measurements to ensure accuracy.

High Humidity (Fog) controller and wireless alarm also added,
to give additional weather indication of conditions.


Additional To Above

USPLN Lightning Detection System - in partnership

System consists of an external power supply,
dedicated receiver and two antennas.


The antenna assembly as shown in photo to the right includes a stroke antenna that detects the electromagnetic energy, and a GPS antenna that precisely time stamps, also includes exact coordinates of the lightning events detected.


Picture below shows the precision receiver
which receives the data from the antennas
and distributes this to the coordinating servers
which is used and diplayed by the Google Earth servers
using the TOA overlay on a world map.


Map also shows the alarm regions local to
the receiving antenna, these are configured by
The Weather Company's Google Earth Administrator.




About This City

Oshawa is situated in Ontario, the second largest province in Canada. The city of Oshawa
is approximately 60km away from downtown Toronto - Ontario's capital city.
Current population of Oshawa stands at approximately 165,178 (based on 2016 figures)
with General Motors being the main employer of the city.


The name of Oshawa comes from the Ojibwa indian term "aazhaway"
meaning "The crossing place" or "Just across"


One major attraction to Oshawa is Parkwood Estates, owned by General Motors founder R.S.Mclaughlin. The homely estates backdrop has been featured in many movies including
Chicago, Studio 54 and X-men, also award winning television shows
including The Kennedys, Murdoch Mysteries and Rich Bride/Poor Bride, to name a few.

About This Website

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