About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Instruments 6153 Vantage Pro2 Wireless Weather Station with 24-Hour Fan Aspirated Radiation Shield. The data is collected every 1 seconds and the site is updated every 5 minutes. This site and its data is collected using Weather Display Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge, barometer and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.

Vantage Pro2

About Spring Ranch

Spring Ranch was most likely named for the numerous springs in the area. The post office was established on December 14, 1870, and discontinued in 1940. Spring Ranch hit its peak population in 1910 at 57 people. Spring Ranch was a stagecoach stop on the Overland Trail, it was on the Oregon Trail, and it was Pony Express stop #9 in Nebraska. It was on the north side of the Little Blue River. It also was a farming and ranching town.

Our property is in the Spring Ranch township in Clay County and has a population of 150 (2022 census) covering 35.6 sq. miles which equates to a density of 4.9/square mile.

About This Website

The Davis Instruments weather station console receives data from the various sensors. This console is then connected to a virtual computer with 4GB of RAM powered by Windows 11. A software program called Weather Display captures all the data and is uploaded to the web server which the data is parsed for use in these pages.

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.

Notable events:

Starting back in 2010 I started having issues with my ISP. By 2016 it was unusable, as it was down more than it was up. The performance was extremely poor and and I gave up trying to keep the data flowing and the site current.

February 11, 2022 - I finally received StarLink that I had on order for one and a half years. Even though it's pricey it is the only option I really had. I decided to completely rebuild the system knowing that I was starting over. I didn't want inaccurate data being used.

October 12, 2023 - I moved the weather station from the roof of our house to an open area on the ground. This will allow maintenance anytime of the year.

October 22, 2023 - I mounted my Stratus Precision Rain Gauge as I am a Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network (NeRAIN) volunteer. Everyday at about 7:00 AM I check the rain gauge and enter the measured precipitation on their web site.

Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.

This template is XHTML 1.0 compliant. Validate the XHTML and CSS of this page.