This site has been online since May 2014, initially with an Aercus WS3083 station. That was a low-cost device, easy to install and configure. However it had some problems, including a poorly-shielded temperature sensor that overheated dramatically in direct sun. I've manually removed most of the resulting temperature excursions from the data, so you should be able to believe most of the numbers you see here. Despite the problems, it served to show me I was interested in running a station as a hobby, and enjoyed sharing the data with various other sites.
When the original hardware started to fail under warranty at the start of 2015, I felt I could justify replacing it with a Davis Vantage Pro 2. That's a much better system with many significant improvements, including more efficient screening of the temperature probe. Initially the website was a simple set of HTML pages on my ISP's free webspace. As a Christmas present to the station at the end of 2015, I bought it a more descriptive domain name and a more capable website with the normal bells and whistles, which you're now looking at.
In February 2016, I added a soil moisture station with two soil temperature sensors, two soil moisture sensors, and one leaf wetness sensor. So while most of the data on this site goes back to May 2014, the soil data starts in February 2016.
This website uses Meteotemplate, a free customizable website template available at www.meteotemplate.com. The template uses its own MySQL database and therefore is able to calculate any parameter or statistic and also does not rely on any other external services. It was first released in July 2015 and is regularly updated. The template is compatible with various programs such as Weather Display, Cumulus, Weather View or Meteobridge, as well as the Davis WL-IP logger, NetAtmo and Raspberry Pi and data can even be retrieved directly from Weather Underground website.
In addition to the core template files, which include scripts that calculate various statistics and show many graphs and tables from data from the actual weather station, it is also possible to download and easily install tens of additional plugins (add-ons) that extend the website with many further functionalities.
Meteotemplate, including all the scripts, plugins, webpage etc., is maintained by Jachym from the Czech Republic.
You can use the main website to download all the content, wiki includes instructions how to install or you can subscribe to the blog where regular updates are published and where you can also ask for help and support.Meteotemplate Homepage - info, downloadMeteotemplate Blog - updates, info, RSS, supportMeteotemplate Wiki - install instructions