Western Maine Weather... Leeds, Maine

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Weather Station Information
Weather Information is collected with the Davis Vantage Pro2 Wireless Weather station (See pics below). The software that is used is Cumulus v1.9.4 on my PC Laptop. Weather Data will be uploaded to a few different sites such as CWOP, Weather Underground, and my Cumulus page once every 10 minutes, and will be uploaded to this site once every 5 seconds directly from my WU page. This stations address on Weather Underground is KMELEEDS7. I upload to the Citizens Weather Observer Program (CWOP) who then sends the data to the National Weather Service, and two local weather stations (WMTW-8 and WGME-13). In addition I update precipitation totals for my area daily on CoCoRAHS. My webcam is the Microsoft Lifecam Cinema 720p HD USB webcam. The webcam software I use to upload to my website is YAWCAM.

Station Bio
The weather equipment is located at optimal positions to provide the most accurate readings possible. The location of this station is in Leeds, Maine. The anemometer is mounted at the top of a 12 foot, 1 1/4" diameter galvanized post/tripod at the highest point in the middle of our field where the most wind exposure is from all directions. The actual height of the anemometer above the ground is 13 feet. The compact temp/humidity sensor and rain gauge is mounted on a separate 1 1/4" galvanized post at a height of 5.5 feet above the ground, in a more wind-protected area for better rainfall readings. The webcam in use is the Microsoft Lifecam Cinema 720p HD webcam, and I use YAWCAM software to upload to my alternate website, and then directly to this main site.

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586 Fish Street, Leeds, Maine
  • Station Location: We are located at an elevation of 404 feet above sea level just west of Monument Hill in Leeds, Maine; the northern end of a small town in the North-East corner of Androscoggin county in West/Central Maine. This location is situated in the transitional zone between the coastal plain and the mountains, an area referred to as the 'Western Foothills of Maine'. Some of the states most scenic mountains are found just 45 minutes to 1 hour west of this region, in the Mahoosuc Range, a range which includes Sunday River Resort, and which also includes Maine's third tallest mountain, Old Speck, at 4,187 feet peak elevation. That area is known as Grafton Notch State Park. Another state park with similar qualities, Evans Notch State Park, is also only about 50 minutes to our WSW. The closest state park is  Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, located in Turner Center along the Androscoggin River, about a 10 minute drive to our Southwest from this location. Part of the park also includes a portion of conservation land here in Leeds along the Androscoggin River.

  • About Leeds, Maine:
    The Town of Leeds was incorporated in 1801. The population was 2,326 at the 2010 consensus.  The small rural town holds interesting facts that few are aware of.  The town was named after Leeds England where John Stinchfield was born. His sons Thomas and Roger were the pioneer settlers of Leeds Maine. 'General Oliver Otis Howard' ."  - Leeds Town Office
  • Highest Elevation = 665 ft ASL (Monument Hill)
  • Lowest Elevation = 271 ft  ASL (Androscoggin Lake & Androscoggin River)
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My Davis Vantage Pro2 Weather Station (Next 2 Pictures)

Above: My Davis VP2 Anemometer setup using the Anemometer Transmitter Kit. This site is on top of the highest hill in our field where the most wind exposure from all directions is found. The anemometer sits 15 feet above the ground currently, but as mentioned has great exposure from all directions. (Note... The wood pile in the picture has now been moved to a new location)

Below:My Davis VP2 ISS setup with the new bird spike rain cone to prevent nesting birds from making the station their home. This part of the station is 6.5 feet above the ground and the closest trees are seen in the picture which are over 100 feet away and are about 75 feet or so tall, making this the best location away from obstructions for rain and temp/humidity measurements in my area. The ISS is mounted on a tripod with 6.5 ft of 1.25" galvanized post. (Picture below taken a half-hour after sunrise) NOTE: NEW AEROCONE RAIN CONE INSTALLED ON 9/05/17 (not pictured below).