76.1 °F

About This Personal Weather Station & Website

Observations are powered by an Ambient Personal WS-2902C OSPREY
About this Website
Weather Station

Ambient WS-2902C OSPREY

Pecan Grove, Richmond, TX


Additional Site Info

  • Station hardware: Ambient Weather WS-2902C using ObserverIP
  • Server uptime: 2 days, 14 hours, 14 minutes
  • WeeWX uptime: 2 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes
  • WeeWX version: 4.8.0
  • Belchertown Skin Version: 1.2

Station Details

Weather Station ID:KTXRICHM303

Station Name: Pecan_8

Station Location: Pecan Grove Plantation-Pecan Golf Course Hole #8

Ground Elevation: 26.0m or 85.3 ft

Outdoor Weather Station Elevation Above Ground: 2.5m / 8.2ft

Indoor Barometric Station Elevation: 27m / 88.58ft

Latitude/Longitude: 29.6331518° N, 95.7408842° W

City:Richmond - State:Texas

Hardware: Ambient Weather Station WS-2902C OSPREY

Software: Weewx with Belchertown skin; Ambient Weather Station Software


WS-2902C Data Transmission Periods

Sensor Period
Wind Speed 60 Seconds
Wind Direction 60 Seconds
Outdoor Temp 60 Seconds
Outdoor Humidity 60 Seconds
Rain Total 60 Seconds
Barometric Pressure 60 Seconds
Solar Radiation 60 Seconds
UV Index 60 Seconds


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NOAA Info - How to use the UV Index.

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Welcome to the KTXRICHM303 Weather Site

Weather Station KTXRICHM303

KTXRICHM303 weather data is powered by an Ambient weather station, model WS-2902C OSPREY. The station is located in Pecan Grove on the west side of the Pecan course 8th hole near the first bunker. Data from the station is transmitted to the Ambient weather network, Weather Underground, PWSweather.com, CWOP and Windy.com. The weather data on this KTXRICHM303 weather web site is live data from my weather station, as long as you are connected to the web page. Upon connection to the page you will see a yellow dot in the upper left that will indicate a live connection to the ambient weather station is in progress. Once connected it will blink green and and you will see the weather data (temperature, windspeed ...) update about every 30 seconds. In addition the wx cameras, weather radar windows and other windows will also refresh every two minutes without the need to refresh the webpage in the browser. Welcome to live weather data from Pecan Grove, Texas!

CWOP data is used for forecasting data by many organizations including but not limited to NWS, MesoWest and many other government and private organizations. Weather Underground and PWSweather.com are sites that collect data from a multitude of personal weather stations and make it available to tne public. Data from personal weather stations can be used to manage certain automatic intelligent sprinkler systems like those made by Rachio.


Weather Cameras

I have two weather cameras that upload snapshots to this web page, as well as to Windy.com. One camera points to the North West across the Pecan course fairways 8 and 2. The other camera points to the South West across the Pecan Grove course fairways 8 and 2. Storms in the summer generally come from the southwest and in the winter from the northwest. A real time snapshot from each camera is posted to this web site. Cameras update every few minutes too, but you may start out with an older picture from the browser cache. Be patient. The snapshots will update within a few minutes. If you go to windy.com via the link on this web page, you will find the same camera pictures under station KTXRICHM303, and they provide a 24 hour timelapse option too. This allows visual weather observations over the past 24 hours.


KTXRICHM303 Web Page Contents:

After the current weather conditions in Pecan Grove you will find links to KTXRICHM303 dashboards on Weather Underground, PWS weather.com, AmbientWeather.net, Windy.com and CWOP. Windy.com includes the cameras. This site includes an embedded live Windy.com weather map, which displays the wind view of the Gulf of Mexico area. This is a perfect view to track hurricanes in the Gulf. The views can be changed, and there is a 10 day forcast band that can be selected, if desired. Clicking on either of the two embedded Windy.com weather maps will take you to the Windy.com website where you can get a full screen view with many options. The entire page is powered by weewx, using the belchertown skin (view design template) that I've customized for this Pecan Grove weather station web site.

I have added a second 7 day weather forecast so one can compare forecasts from two different sources. After the snapshots and the second 7 day forecast you will find two RSS news feeds. One news feed is from the National Weather Service which will take you to each of 3 hurricane tracking maps. The second news feed is from GDACS, which tracks worldwide natural disasters like hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, fires etc. After the charts section you will find slideshows of significant weather events experienced in Pecan Grove, Texas. You will also find several links to cameras by ABC13 News KTRK Houston and Houston Transtar highway cameras.

Most of the items on the web page are "clickable" and will take you to the author's web page.

Site Contributors

Maps by Windy.com

Two embedded views: Rain and Thunder view (embedded in the KTXRICHM303 Current Weather Conditions section at the top); Gulf of Mexico Wind & Isobar view (embedded map after the weather cameras).


7 Day Weather Forecasts

AerisWeather provides current observations, a seven day Forecast, cloud cover info, Air Quality data and a weather map.

OpenWeather provides current observations and a 7 day weather forecast (weatherwidget.io).


USGS

USGS provides earthquake data which is set for a radius of 1553 miles around this Pecan Grove location.


RSS News Feeds

National Weather Service

Global Disaster and Alert System (GDACS)

Weewx Weather Software

This station is controlled by WeeWX, an experimental weather software. WeeWX is software, written in Python, that interacts with a weather station to produce plots, reports, and HTML pages. It can optionally upload the reports to a remote Web server as well as publish to weather services such as WeatherUnderground, CWOP, or PWSweather.com. Initial development began in the winter of 2008-2009, with the first release in 2009. The source code is hosted on GitHub, while downloads are available at weewx.com/downloads. WeeWX is about 15,000 lines of code, plus another 15,000 for the drivers for all the types of supported hardware.



Belchertown Skin (view template)

This skin (or theme, or template) is for the weewx weather software and is modeled after Pat O'Brien's website BelchertownWeather.com. Pat O'Brien of POB LABS is a collaboration systems engineer, general technologist & IoT enthusiast who codes in his spare time. Outstanding work!


About Me

This web site was customized, built, activated and is hosted by me on my own Webserver. I used html/w3css to program my sections of the site after spending time studying online at https://www.w3schools.com/. I found this site to be a wonderful place to learn HTML programming. There is a link to W3schools at the bottom of this page. The webserver is nginx running on Ubuntu server. I just like tinkering with stuff and learning new things. My hobbies include Astronomy, Photography, Weather, Ham Radio (hence the KK5ZV.us URL), Computers, Networking, Linux, Music and other things. The main web page at KK5ZV.us currently hosts 3 pages in addition to this weather site - Photography, Ham Radio, and Astronomy - where I share some of my other adventures. I hope you enjoy this weather site.


Meteorology Terms:

Temperature

Heat Index = Temperature with respect to humidity.

Feels Like = Temperature with respect to humidity and windspeed.

Apparent Temperature = Perceived temperature in degrees Fahrenheit derived from either a combination of temperature and wind (Wind Chill) or temperature and humidity (Heat Index) for the indicated hour. When the temperature at a particular grid point falls to 50 F or less, wind chill will be used for that point for the Apparent Temperature. When the temperature at a grid point rises above 80 F, the heat index will be used for Apparent Temperature. Between 51 and 80 F, the Apparent Temperature will be the ambient air temperature (Source).

Humidity

Relative Humidity = Actual amount of water in the air divided by the saturated amount of moisture that the air can hold at that temperature. It's a function of water content and temperature. Relative humidity indicates how close the combination of temperature and humidity are to saturation, but it does not indicate the amount of moisture in the air.

Dew Point = The temperature the air needs to be cooled to (at constant pressure) in order to achieve a relative humidity (RH) of 100% (fully saturated). At this point the air cannot hold more water in the gas form. The higher the dewpoint, the greater the amount of moisture is in the air and the muggier it will feel. Generally during summer dewpoints < 55 are comfortable, > 55 but < 65 are sticky&humid, >65 = muggy, >70 = tropical. Dewpoint is considered a more accurate way to evaluate humidity & comfort level than relative humidity, because it is an absolute measurement that indicates the amount of moisture in the air. When dewpoint=temperature relative humidity=100%, and condensation will form if the temperature drops. Warmer air can hold more moisture. This is why for example at 40F with depoint=40F the humidity=100%, but it feels much better than 85F with dewpoint=60F which = humidity of 43%. Air with a lower dewpoint is drier than air with a higher dewpoint.

Chart:Dewpoint,Humidity,Temp
Air (Barometric) Pressure

Air Pressure = The air pressure at sea level at a temperature of 59°F (15°C) is equal to one atmosphere (Atm). This is the baseline reading for determining relative pressure at any elevation. Atmospheric pressure is also known as barometric pressure because it is measured using a barometer.

Absolute Pressure = The actual air pressure read at any elevation above, at or below Sea Level (the baseline).

Relative Pressure = Absolute Pressure corrected for sea level conditions ('relative' to sea level). To compare pressure conditions from one location to another, meteorologists correct the measured pressure (referred to as absolute pressure) to sea-level conditions.

Wind

Wind Run = Total distance (or amount) of the traveled wind over a period of time. Wind run can help to determine the rate of evaporation of moisture over a particular area.

Daily Wind Run = an indication of the average wind speed over the previous 24 hours. 240mph/24hours=10mph mean windspeed

Wind Chill = The portion of the cooling of a human body caused by air motion. Wind chill is undefined for temperatures above 50ºF (10ºC). If the temperature is higher, wind doesn't have much effect on apparent temperature.

Twilight-TimeandDate.com

Civil Dawn/Dusk = The Sun is between 6 degrees below the horizon and sunrise/sunset. This twilight phase is the brightest. As the Earth's atmosphere scatters and reflects much of the Sun's rays, coloring the sky bright yellow and orange, artificial lighting is generally not required in clear weather conditions to carry out most outdoor activities. In Houston civil twilight starts about 25-30 minutes before/after sunrise/sunset, depending on the time of year.

Nautical Dawn/Dusk = The moment when the geometric center of the Sun is between 12 and 6 degrees below the horizon. Many of the brighter stars can also be seen, making it possible to use the position of the stars in relation to the horizon to navigate at sea. In Houston nautical twilight starts an hour before/after sunrise/sunset, depending on the time of year.

Astronomical Dawn/Dusk = The geometric center of the Sun's disk is between 12 and 18 degrees below the horizon. To the naked eye, and especially in areas with light pollution, it may be difficult to distinguish astronomical twilight from night time. Most stars and other celestial objects can be seen during this phase. However, astronomers may be unable to observe some of the fainter stars and galaxies as long as the Sun is less than 18 degrees below the horizon—hence the name of this twilight phase. In Houston astronomical twilight starts about an hour and 25 minutes before/after sunrise/sunset, depending on the time of year.

Unit Conversion

1 km = 0.62137119 mi

1 mi = 1.609344 km

1 km/h = 1.150779 mph

1 mph = 0.868976 km/h

0°F = -17.78°C

32°F = 0°C

98.6°F = 37°C

°C = (°F - 32)/1.8000

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