About Gillburg NC Weather Station
The station is powered by a Wireless Vantage Pro2™ with 24-Hour Fan Aspirated Radiation Shield model 6153. The data is collected approximately every 2.5 seconds and the site is updated approximately every 10 seconds via Ajax and PHP script. The Wunderground site is updated approximately every 15 seconds via their rapid fire system. We also send weather data to CWOP. We are connected to the internet through Centurylink dsl 24/7 providing there is no equipment failure, which does happen from time to time! The equipment does require consistent maintenance and observation. All of the equipment has its own real time automated software management, but does require quite a bit of on the spot management as well.
This site and its data is collected using Weather Display Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor set up at heights recommended by NOAA and other weather agencies. The sensor readings are fed to the Davis VP2 console by radio and kept in the console datalogger until requested by the server PC. Computer automation is provided by Startwatch and Autoit which control the start-up processes and provide for automatic re-boot of the machine at different times in order to reset the memory and operating system. The Weather Display software handles all of the job of compiling and uploading the weather data and provides the streams to the web site as well as Wunderground Rapid Fire. All of which is done quickly by CSV text files, so there is lower upload bandwidth. These files are then used to create the web pages at the server. We have finally upgraded the weather system to a Dual Core system running Windows Vista 64 so it really just idles through all the programs we have running. The same system is uploading the radio stream as well as the weather radar. The radio stream uses a Midland WR300 receiver connected to the PC and streaming using Edcast media streamer. Radar is provided by GRLevel3 software which reads the data stream from the NOAA Ridge Radar sites and then uploads a series of pictures to the internet server. On the server we are using Flanis Software to create the radar loops. All of the system is pretty much automatic so we only have to keep it working when it breaks. Sometimes that takes a good while getting everything back in sync.
About This City
Gillburg is a small community in Vance County, NC located on NC 39 south-east of Henderson, NC. As stated in the headers we are about 13 miles south of Kerr Lake, which is located on the central border of North Carolina and Virginia. The Gillburg community has been around for over 100 years and was named for the Gill family who were large land owners in the community. The community is still fairly rural and agricultural in nature, but far from the way it was in past decades.
Little remains in the Gillburg community of the original Gill family plantation's. There is one remaining of the large estate homes. For many years the large manor houses were still in use but have now been torn down and there is little evidence of any of them except several old family cemeteries.
About This Website
Originally just a hobby; this has become more of a community effort and we hope that the people of the community will find this weather site a help in their everyday activities. We are attempting to expand the site to provide more useful information and hope to keep it active and accurate into the future. If you think of anything needed please leave us a message at our contact page and we will look into it. Thanks; the administrators of Gillburgnc.org.
Thanks for taking the time to look over our site and we look forward to keeping things going into the future if ever we last that long!
This site is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.
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