Welcome to KomokaWeatherTM. This site is about showing the weather here in the Komoka, Ontario, Canada area and with easy links to weather related information in other parts of the world.
Komoka is a small village of about 1,200 inhabitants in the Municipality of Middlesex Centre in the County of Middlesex, and near the western boundary of the City of London, Ontario, Canada. Our nearest airport is London International CYXU which is 25 km to the east (the opposite side of the city). Toronto, Canada is about 200 km to the east and Detroit, Michigan, USA is 180 km to the west. The nearby Great Lakes - Lake Huron, Lake Superior and Lake Erie - play an important and sometimes severe role in our local weather, especially in the winter.
The weather station used for KomokaWeatherTM is the Davis Vantage Pro 2 wireless weather station. This personal weather station consists of several sensors for collection raw data for wind, rain, temperature, humidity and barometric pressure that is constantly being transmitted to a wireless console receiver in the house. In addition to the wireless reception console used to observe ongoing and historical weather statistics here in Komoka, a Davis Wireless Weather Envoy with data logger is used to also receive and record the raw data from the weather station on an ongoing live basis. The weather station is situated in the north east corner of our property. The data logger can store the received data as well as having it downloaded onto the computer. A dedicated computer runs continuous and with software to process the downloaded data.
The weather station was installed in July 2008 and has been very reliable, only requiring periodic removal of debris that may collect in the rain gauge. The website was started in December 2009 with ongoing edits.
The Davis Weatherlink software processes the data from the Envoy/data logger and produces various statistical views and historical records on the computer.
The Sandaysoft Cumulus software processes the downloaded data from the Envoy/data logger and produces various views and records. It uploads the data to the main web page www.komokaweather.com. Try the Now, Today and Yesterday as well as the other tabs to view our local weather data, especially the gauges-ss. The various historical data that is recorded by Cumulus since it was started is available from the home page links.
An alternate webpage based on Ken True's Saratoga-Weather PHP templates www.komokaweather.ca is an ongoing development.
In addition to the upload to our websites the data is also uploaded to other universally accessible weather services. These include:
The Weather Underground link provided on the main page displays the current and historical data uploaded to this site on a regular basis. Here you can also compare KomokaWeather with other weather stations’ data in the London, Ontario area, as well as weather information from stations across the world.
The Citizen Weather Observer Program link (CWOP) displays uploaded data and is also a data integrity monitor by comparing with other local weather stations data.
The Personal Weather Stations link (PWS) displays uploaded data and graphs that can be viewed on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
The Automatic Weather Map System link (AWEKAS) displays uploaded data to this European site with various data views
The WeatherBug link shows the data at the WeatherBug Backyard and Community sites
The Weather Observations Website of the UK Met Office link (WOW) displays uploaded data and graphs as well as periodic webcam images
The Ontario Weather Network link shows the location and current weather information in other parts of Ontario
The home page has many links to detailed information and charts produced by KomokaWeatherTM as well as many other weather services and resources.In May 2010 a Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 was added and using Yawcam streams the live video from here in Komoka, but the computer connection location limits the available view. Perhaps I can overcome this in the future.
From my visits to the sandaysoft.com forum I became aware of the development and trials of a new sunshine recorder. I soon found myself to be eager to learn more about this and that evolved to becoming a test site for the Blake-Larsen Sunrecorder. There are currently 2 B-L Sunrecorders in North America with KomokaWeatherTM the only one in Canada, and about a dozen world wide. More information and links to other sites and the B-L inventors' website are on the main page.
This is a relative new hobby and very much still to learn so over time the website will continue to be updated. www.wxforum.net is a favourite and www.sandaysoft.com/forum is an excellent resource for Cumulus.
Other hobbyists accross the world visit these forums to learn and share information and to help others. Much of the information and specialized reports and images here at KomokaWeatherTM has come from those many friendly and knowledgeable people.
If you have any comments about KomokaWeatherTM please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This website would not be possible without the sharing of scripts and assistance by many persons. I will try to list these here:
Cloud base graphic courtesy of: Bashewa Weather http://www.bashewa.com/ and Silver Acorn Weather http://silveracorn.co.nz/weather
(many to add - my apology)
Updated: August 11, 2013