Wartburg Observatory Weather

 Latitude 42° 44' 01" N    Longitude 92° 29' 31" W    Elevation 283 m


Current Conditions

Current Conditions

Observing Conditions


Radar/Lightning Activity

Live West Sky at the Observatory

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Live Southerly sky on Campus (Courtesy KCRG-TV Wartburg Webcam)

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Clear Sky Chart

Wartburg Observatory Clear Sky Chart not available

Eight Day Forecast

WPO Weather Trends

Rainfall graphs

Yesterdays Rain      Todays Rain      Weeks Rain      Months Rain      Years Rain

Last 60 minute graphs

Windspeed last 60 minutes    Wind Direction last 60 minutes
Rainfall last 60 minutes    Temperature last 60 minutes

Last whole hour graphs

Windspeed last whole hour    Windgust last whole hour
Wind Direction last whole hour    Rainfall last whole hour
Humidity last whole hour    Temperature last whole hour
Barometer last whole hour    Temp/Dew Point/Humidity last whole hour

Last 24 hour graphs

Barometer last 24 hours    Temp/Humidity last 24 hours
Avg Windspeed last 24 hours    Avg Wind Direction last 24 hours
Rain last 24 hours    Solar last 24 hours
UV last 24 hours    Indoor Temperature last 24 hours
Lightning Strikes per hour last 24 hours    Temp/Dew Point/Humidity last 24 hours

Last 7 day graphs

Rain last 7 days    Solar last 7 days
Temperature last 7 days    Barometer last 7 days
UV last 7 days    Humidity last 7 days
Avg Windspeed last 7 days    Avg Wind Direction last 7 days
Barometer last 7 days

Last 31 day graphs

Barometer last 31 days    Barometer last 31 days
Hi/Lo Temps last 31 days    Avg Windspeed last 31 days
Avg Wind Direction last 31 days    Rainfall last 31 days
Humidity last 31 days

Last 12 months graphs

Rainfall last 12 months

News from the Observatory

2014/02/02 - Fixed the wind chill display option.
2013/05/29 - The revised web page features a little reorganisation: an opening 'overview' page that features just a few pieces of information, while the more complete information suite is located on the 'current' tab. Unit preferences as well as the selector for the 'perceived' teperture (Apparent, humidex, heat index, wind chill, and dew point) are all located on the about/preferences tab. There is a switch there to set for a dark vision-friendly theme for any who are using this page while doing astronomical observation. Lastly, the 'observing' tab lists some data and a summary that are particularly handy for astronomical observation, particularly here at the Observatory. As always, please let me know if have comments or other input.
2013/05/27 - Cleaned out rain gauge at 15:00CDT. Disregard all rain data prior to 15:30CDT, as readings before this point were low and rain readings were exagerrated in the cleaning process. Rain readings (amount and rate) should be reliable past bthis point.
2013/05/26 - It's become apparent during the past rain storms that our rain gauge is clogged. We'll make sure to clean it out during the next dry day!
2013/05/25 - We've been working on some continued modifications to the weather page setup. Please bear with us as we do. If you have thoughts, comments, or recommendations on the layout, please send them to 'observatory', with the standard college email address.


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Hardware and Software

Weather Hardware: Software: The Observatory Weather Station contributes to the following weather networks: This webpage is powered by SteelSeries dials by Gerrit Grunwald, with scripts written by Mark Crossley and bastardised by Charles Figura.