About Us & The Station

Shelby Ohio Weather [ShelbyOhWx]

NWS Local Cooperative Observation
Zone Warning Area [OHZ029]: Richland County, Ohio, USA
County Warning Area [OHC139]: Richland County, Ohio, USA
Regional NWS Weather Office [KCLE]: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Shelby Ohio Weather, is a personal weather station (PWS) located in the City of Shelby Ohio, (In North Central Ohio) The station is privately owned and operated. It is not affiliated with the City of Shelby. The information on this site is based on Our Observations, & Accurate Weather Readings from Our Equipment. and in no way meant to be relied upon for emergency weather situations. Though we do send out on Twitter, Facebook, and this site. pertinent information to help protect those who live in Shelby, and surrounding counties. We also send information out to Local News and Weather Stations in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and others, so they can pass along any information to their viewers. We also report to NOAA, and other Government Weather related sites. through our automated weather information, from our station. During emergency/ and or weather situations please check with NOAA Weather Alert Recievers, NOAA, [NOAA.ORG] The National Weather Service for information and instructions on what to do in a Weather Related Emergency.

This Station's hardware is the WS-2090 Pro Wireless Weather Station, manufactured by Ambient Weather. With nary a problem to its name, the station has been in continuous 24/7 operation since September 2010. The station is comprised of an anemometer, rain gauge, UV meter, Radiation meter, and a thermo-hydro sensor with a fan-aspirated radiation shield. The station wirelessly transmits all data to an indoor console, about 45 feet away. at elevation of 1092ft above sea level. and a elevation of 35 feet. The indoor console has a wired USB connection to a PC-based computer running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. Temperature, humidity, wind, and rain data are collected by the station and transmitted continuously to the indoor console. All raw data, including barometric pressure, are then processed and uploaded to this website using Weather Display weather station software. This website is updated with station data approximately every 5 seconds.

Weather Display is also used to continuously upload data from this station to the Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) [DW6062], ARPS (Advanced Regional Prediction System) [D6062], APRS (APRS: Automatic Packet Reporting System) [DW6062], PWS Weather (a partnership between HAMweather and Weather For You) [DW6062], NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) [DW6062], MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System) [DW6062], Weather Underground [KOHSHELB4]. and WeatherBug [p12036]. The data upload frequency to these resources varies from 5 seconds to 15 minutes.

CWOP in particular is instrumental in sharing PWS data with the rest of the world. CWOP servers continuously transmit PWS data to FINDU, a database for archiving weather, geographic location, telemetry, and message data. At 15-minute intervals, NOAA automatically fetches the latest PWS data from FINDU and ingests it into the MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System) database where all data is quality controlled for accuracy and spatial consistency, and then merged with data from over 25,000 Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) locations. Data from MADIS is then disseminated to other NOAA agencies, including National Weather Service (NWS) offices throughout the United States, which use the data for weather forecasting. Over 500 academic, science, and government organizations around the world use the MADIS data for education and research purposes.