About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Scientific Vantage Vue weather station. The data is collected every 5 seconds and the site is updated every 10 seconds. This site and its data are collected using Cumulus Weather Software, Weather Display, and Weather Display Live. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.

The weather station website site itself is hosted locally running Apache Web Server on Windows 7 powered by a 2011 Mac Mini. The Mac Mini is also running all of the weather software, DNSExit DNS Software, Movie Salsa WebCam software, Virtual VP, Startwatch, and Firezilla FTP server. The Mac Mini's sole responsability is running the weather station and its web site. Aside from the Mac Mini, the station also sports an Apple Airport Extreme Base Station, a VeraLite z-wave Gateway, Toshiba and Linksys IP cameras, and an ATT MicroCell.

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About Arnold, CA

Arnold is located on the west slope of the Serria Nevada mountian range in Calaveras County, California, United States on State Route 4. The population was 3,843 at the 2010 census, down from 4,218 at the 2000 census. At 4100 ft. elevation Arnold receives about 80 inches of snow and 50 inches of rain per year. The area is dominated by the pondarosa pine tree. Arnold is named after Bob and Bernice Arnold, who, in 1927 opened the Ebbetts Pass Inn. Prior to that, the community consisted of two large ranches where logging was the main industry. The inn served as a stop for people traveling along the Ebbetts Pass route as well as lodging for those visiting nearby Calaveras Big Trees State Park. In 1928, Camp Wolfeboro was established nearby as a Boy Scout camp and continues to be in operation today.

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