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Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch issued August 5 at 3:19AM EDT until August 5 at 6:00PM EDT by NWS Boston/Norton MA

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including the following areas, in Massachusetts, Central Middlesex MA, Eastern Essex MA, Eastern Norfolk MA, Eastern Plymouth MA, Northern Bristol MA, Southeast Middlesex MA, Southern Bristol MA, Southern Plymouth MA, Suffolk MA, Western Essex MA, Western Norfolk MA and Western Plymouth MA. In Rhode Island, Block Island RI, Bristol RI, Eastern Kent RI, Newport RI, Northwest Providence RI, Southeast Providence RI, Washington RI and Western Kent RI.

* Through this afternoon.

* Periods of showers and a few thunderstorms will continue to bring locally heavy rain to Rhode Island and portions of eastern Massachusetts through late this afternoon. Up to an additional one and a half inches of rain is forecast through this afternoon, with total rainfall ranging between 2 to 3 inches. Locally higher rainfall amounts are possible in areas that experience persistent heavy rains.

* Heavy rainfall may cause street flooding in urban areas and in low-lying and poor drainage areas. It may also result in rapid rises on small streams and creeks.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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About Woburn Weather Center

Launched June 1, 2004
Woburn Weather Center is located in Woburn, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Woburn, Massachusetts, is located about 10 miles northwest of Boston, nearly at the head of the Mystic River Valley and roughly halfway between Lowell and Boston. L-shaped and comprising 13 square miles of land, it is a small city of approximately 37,000 people. We are bordered by the towns of Wilmington on the north, Stoneham and Reading on the east, Winchester on the South, and Burlington and Lexington on the west.

Purpose of this website is to provide local weather observation data live from my private weather station along with other public available information. This is a private non-commercial project intended to provide our community with a free weather information service via the Internet. The reason for the project is that I am a weather nut, and I truly enjoy producing this website.
In addition to the data presented here at pauland.net the Woburn Weather Center Data is submitted to several weather data repositories these include:

The weather data is gathered by a Davis Instruments wireless VANTAGE PRO2 WEATHER STATION. The station measures barometric pressure, temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed as well as wind direction,and much more. The main weather station instrumentation consists of a Temperature gauge, rain gauge, and a Humidity sensor. These are mounted on a post in the back yard. A wind anemometer is mounted on the roof of the house. A barometric pressure gauge is inside the house. Here's a photo of the temperature, humidity, and rainfall sensors, along with one of the solar powered transmitters, which transmit the data to the desktop control unit.
weather station jpg
The weather station is connected to a PC which in turn is connected to the internet 24/7 via a Local Area Network , router, and Cable Modem. The P.C. and software are the real heart of a system such as this, they do the bulk of the work.

Software / Hardware History

June 1 , 2004 to December 31 , 2009 The weather station ran on a Pentium-III PC, running Windows 2000 and Virtual Weather Station Software.
January 1, 2010 to September 6 , 20017
The weather station ran on a SheevaPlug plug computer , running the Debian Linux Operating System , and WVIEW Weather Station Software.
This was truly an amazing hardware / software combination. Although the SheevaPlug had a modest 1.2Ghz processor, and a mere 512Mb of memory, it proved itself to be a real work horse, it's simple amazing how much work that mini server did day in and day out,for over 7 years with scarcely a problem or complaint. The software also proved itself to be extremely reliable and robust. Sadly the Wview software has not seen a new release since 03/17/2012 so it became harder to run because of it's use of outdated and unsupported libraries and dependencies. Time to move on to new software.
September 7 , 20017
The weather station is currently running on an Asus EeeBox EB1033 PC. It's a mini PC with a Intel Celeron J1900 / 2.0 GHz Quad-Core Processor, with 8 GB of ram. Running the Debian operating system and weeWX weather station software. weeWx is somewhat of a descendant of Wview, it's primary software developer, Tom Keffer, was a former Wview user. It uses the same database schema, so all the stations historical data was easily carried forward. weeWx is currently under very active development and has a large user help group. weeWX does everything I need so it will just be the typical learning curve to get things just the way I want.