Davis Weather Station

Pat's Nerd Blog

We needed to log all our weather data and in a simple way which multiple users could access.

I decided to buy a Davis Vantage Vue unit because the are cheap and have a long track record with a strong community of users. I also got the ethernet attachment for the display so I could plug it into our network.

At this point I was a bit stuck because most of the software was pretty looking windows stuff and all I wanted was a table with the actual data rather than pretty graphics of trends and such. I also wanted it to be lightweight, putting a graphic app on a windows server would be a last resort!

I then stumbled across weewx (http://www.weewx.com/) which is a simple lightweight server written in python to interrogate the Davis stations and others and download the data from them and store it in a…

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