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This weather site is a hobby and involves a considerable expenditure of time and money. Your contribution will help continue operation and maintenance of this weather station. You can use the donate button below to make a secure donation with PayPal. No amount is too small. Donations can also be made securely using any of the major credit cards.
A $5 donation will show your appreciation for Seaside Weather and support future development. If you are not able to, that is OK.
The full site is available to all users without a donation. - Thanks - Mike Challis
More about this weather site:
This weather station is privately owned and operated. And it is not affiliated with the City of Seaside, OR. The station is located at a private residence at the Cove in Seaside, OR 97138.
Mike Challis is the founder and operator of the site. "My hobby is computers and web developement programming, making a useful weather web site for Seaside Oregon was an enjoyable project."
The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Weather Station (Model 6163). The station comprises of an anemometer with windspeed and direction, rain gauge, temperature sensor, humidity sensor, barometer, solar radiation sensor, and uv sensor. My Weather data shown online is collected from the weather station using Weather Display Software. The data is collected every 2.5 seconds to a Windows computer and the web site is automatically updated at 10 second intervals with current condition. The stats and graphs pages are updated every 5 minutes.
The Temperature, Humidity and Rain Sensor assembly is wireless and solar powered. Direct sun exposure is not an issue because the assembly has a radiation shield and a 24 hour aspiration fan. The shield combines fan aspiration and passive shielding to minimize the effects of solar radiation, this results in more accurate temperature readings.
The Wind anemometer, Wind direction, Solar and UV Sensor, are mounted 27 feet above the ground on a roof peak with an unobstructed 360 degree range.