Weather Station

The weather data displayed on this website is produced by a Peet Brother's Ultimeter 2000 weather station located in Newport, VT under the designation of KVTNEWPO3. The data is collected every second while being updated to this site in near real-time. Weather data is collected using the latest version of Weather Display Software. The station comprises of an anemometer, rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for the highest accuracy possible. This weather station has been in continuous operation since 1999 with online weather records dating back to 2004. These records are available from Weather Underground. Click Here for Weather Station History from KVTNEWP03.

 
Web Cams
In addition, four weather cameras are located in various locations to record weather events as they happen. The weather cams are D-Link Security Cams, which include the DCS-910 and three wireless DCS-920's. Each camera comes with their own web servers and Internet addresses. All four upload images to this website, and to Weather Underground, which produces the all day videos. WX CAM 1 faces towards the South and provides video through low light due to the available street light. WX CAM 2 faces the East, while WX CAM 3 faces the West and provides great time-lapse videos of approaching weather. The fourth weather cam is the seasonal SNOW CAM and records a custom built snow stake.
Software
Weather data is collected using the latest version of Weather Display Software.
Site Location
Placement of the sensors determines the accuracy of the data it collects. Due to the location in a residential neighborhood, efforts were made to conform with the guidelines according to NOAA's National Weather Service Proper Siting Guide.
SENSOR MEASUREMENT
Temperature/Humidity
  • 12 feet above the grass
  • 5 feet from house
  • 50 feet from trees
Rain Collector
  • 20 feet above ground
Anemometer/Wind Vane
  • 40 feet above the ground
Temperature Sensor 2
  • 30 feet above the ground

Latitude : N 44° 56 ' 54 ''       Longitude : W 72° 11 ' 32 ''        Elevation : 745 feet

 
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Aerial View of Newport, Vermont

Derek Maroot of Nekweather.net
As a Native of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, I discovered my fascination with weather at an early age. It wasn't uncommon to find me glued to a window during a severe thunderstorm or outside in white-out conditions during Vermont's winter months. After experiencing Hurricane Bob from Long Beach Island, NJ in 1991, I knew then and there, that I wanted to buy a weather station and take my fascination to a new level. After months of mowing lawns and selling Raspberries during my school vacation, I purchased an Ultimeter 100. It wasn't long after, that I was logging weather data on a DOS based data logger and printing points of data to learn more from it's amazing patterns. At the same time weather began playing an even more important role, as I was in the process of becoming a Private Pilot. In 2000, I graduated from high school, upgraded my weather station and software, as I began attending Lyndon State College, where I later majored in Natural Science with a minor in Geology. Throughout my college years, I continued to track weather as a hobby while becoming an Instrument rated, Commercial Pilot. In 2003, I became a Certified Flight Instructor and began instructing students out of the Burlington International Airport. In 2006, I left Vermont to fly for a start-up company, called Linear Air based out of Bedford, MA. Weather became a huge part of my everyday job, as I flew passengers into Nantucket Island with fog lowering visibilities to less than 1800 feet! In addition to flying in some of the worst weather across the states, I also spent winter months flying in the Caribbean between San Juan and many islands, from St. Thomas to St. Barths where tropical systems made flying a challenge at times. After three years at Linear Air, a new flying opportunity presented itself back in Vermont, where I longed to return. I was hired in 2008 by Heritage Aviation of Burlington, Vermont where I continue to work as a First Officer and Certified Airline Transport Pilot. Flying in the Flight Levels now, presents such an amazing experience, as I often depart overcast skies, top most weather from high above and experience a perspective that not many get to see on a day to day basis. Weather truly is an amazing force when you get to experience it from the ground up! Since returning to Vermont, I felt there was a need for better weather information for Vermont and especially the Northeast Kingdom, where at times, weather is often an unpredictable variable. To meet those needs, I created Northeast Kingdom Weather, with the intention of providing near real-time weather and forecasts to the community members of the Northeast Kingdom and Vermont as a whole.

  

Derek Maroot

Listen to my Interview on The Vermont Voice

Recorded October, 17th 2010

 

The Vermont Voice, which is hosted by Scott Wheeler of Derby, who is also the publisher of Vermont’s Northland Journal, airs every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on 1490 a.m WIKE in Derby.

Contributors
To display the weather data on a web site, customized software is developed to display the data more effectively by weather enthusiasts around the world. The coding, or scripting, of these programs are available free of charge. Most of the ideas for the scripts are from personal weather station owners. There are two weather forums where anything about weather is discussed in a friendly atmosphere. It's well worth the visit!  Weather-Watch.com Forum  and  WXForum.net

This web site incorporates many free scripts. Listed below are the contributors.

Cape Coral Online Carter Lake CNYWeather.com joske-online.be
Juneau County Weather Long Beach Weather Michiana Weather Roanoke Valley Weather
Saratoga Weather skigod.us St. James City Weather TNET Weather
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