About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station. The data is collected every 2 seconds and the site is updated every 5 minutes. This site displays the data collected using Weather Display Software. The station comprises of an anemometer, rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible. Updates to this page will be made every 5 minutes to the Home page and Data Pages. The Stats, Graphs, and Astronomy pages are updated in 15 minute intervals. In the event of a power failure or computer melt down, Data will still be logged and then uploaded when it becomes possible.

About This Website

This page is not associated with The Borough of Penn Lake or any other entity. It only supports my Hobby and hopefully your curiosity. Penn Lake is Located in Northeastern PA USA, The Gateway to the Poconos. The Weather station is approximately Lat N 41 6.71 and Longitude W 75 46.33 More information about Penn Lake Park can be obtained here: Penn Lake .org or the Penn Lake Face Book Page. Further and Updated information will be posted here.

Local

Keep in mind that the term "LOCAL" can mean Penn Lake Park, Luzerne County, or Binghamton New York.

The National Weather Service that services our area of Northeastern Pennsylvania, is maintained in Binghamton, NY. Although you may find links to other National Weather Service offices, such as State College, PA. Anything official for our area will be issued from the National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY.

It has been many years since the National Weather Service had a presence at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pa., although weather equipment is still maintained at the airport and used by the meteorologists in Binghamton, NY.   

Local Weather Alerts and Warnings usually refer to Luzerne County although it may come up as Penn Lake.

The Local Forecast is specific to Penn Lake Park.

While Viewing This Weather Station

Please check, at the top right of the weather page, the date and time to make sure it is current. The information provided by this weather station comes from data provided by the local weather station, the National Weather Service, and other sources. Status: Click on the Status link in the Navigation section to check on how current the data is/was updated. If you see red in this section you can follow the lines across to view how long the data is out of date. Not current will frequently show up when checking the Status at 5 minute intervals. So at, example 10:05 when the data it being uploaded you may encounter a Not Current result in the Status section. If you check again at 10:07 this should be corrected or if not there is a problem. Displaying the data incorporates a lot of hardware and software programs. The local data is collected in a wireless weather station, transmitted to a receiver, uploaded to a computer, the data is then run through a weather program, the logged data is then sent through my internet provider to a server in the United States, where the data is then run through some PHP and Ajax programs, when it is finally accessed by you.
So at any time, any breakdown of any component listed above, can produce outdated and misleading information.


Snow Data: Two errors that occur often.


While I endeavor to be accurate, recording snow at this station is a manual function. With that being said it requires the presence of a person to collect the data and timing. If no one is here no snow totals are collected and reported. The other problem of timing is also important, if no one is here, the snow total can melt or be blown away by the wind by the time a measurement is recorded.
The other error that occurs with snow: snow collects in the rain gauge and when the temperature allows for the melting of the snow, the melted snow then passes through the rain gauge and is registered as rain for that day, although no rain occurred.
Please keep in mind that other errors may occur.

Last: Never base important decisions on this or any weather information obtained from the Internet.

Special Thanks

To Nina

Nina provided the link; Weather Science Experiments for Students, found in the left hand main menu, Links and then under Weather Education. The page is very informative and a great addition to the Weather Education Links and the over all value of this site.

Thanks for your contribution Nina!!!!!! A great find, a great effort, and a great start into Meteorology!

 

To Tom Clark

The following totals for the 2011 year have been provided by Tom Clark of Mountain Top. As you know, on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis, this weather station has it's ups and downs. While weather conditions can vary greatly in a short distance, I believe the Mountain Top data would provide a closer representation of the weather at Penn Lake, rather than totals from the airport at Avoca. Again, I thank Tom Clark for taking the time and interest to provide us with the following data. Mountain Top, PA. Monthly totals for 2011 Month Rain Snow Jan 2.17" 26.4" Feb 4.36" 13.8" Mar 6.82" 17.7" Apr 8.77" 0 May 6.86" 0 Jun 4.94" 0 Jul 7.22" 0 Aug 12.09" 0 Sep 16.57" 0 Oct 3.38" 0 Tom Clark Chief Meteorologist WNEP-TV

Website Design

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.

Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.

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