Help, News, and Information
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Caution: This help page is left over from a prior
release of Fishersville Weather and does
not reflect reality but may still provide
useful information. A new Help page will
be done sometime in the future. Please check
back at a later time.
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- All station control is done with Virtual
Weather Station software by Ambient.
- The physical equipment used is an Oregon
Scientific WMR100 weather station. This
is attached to an Acer Revo PC running Ambient's
Virtual Weather Software under Windows Windows
- This site was created by and is managed by
Jack Cameron and is a project of Fishersville.net Please send your comments about this
site to Jack using the Feedback link at the
bottom of the main page. I really appreciate
hearing from you... both positive as well
as negative comments, of course.
- The town of Fishersville is located in central
Virginia in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley
just East of Staunton and just West of Waynesboro
and Charlottesville. You may be able to click
HERE to view a MapQuest map. If not, go to MapQuest and use the ZIP code 22939 to obtain a map.
Fishersville Weather Station
- This weather station is located in the Emerald Hills subdivision about one mile North of Rt 250 on Rt 608
at 38°-06'-49.80" N & 78°-57'-30.80"W.
The station is located at an elevation of
about 1350 feet above sea level and has an
Easterly view of the Sky Line Drive. Temperature,
humidity, and pressure sensors are mounted
on the North side of our home, about 6 feet
above ground level. The rain 'tipping
bucket' is mounted about 3 feet from the
lower roof line and about 8 feet above ground
level. The wind sensors are attached to clear
the highest roof peak by two feet. A few
pictures of the station can be viewed by
- Navigation links have been made as simple
as possible. Use the graphic tabs
the top of each primary page or the text
links at the bottom of each primary page.
There are only four primary pages
represented by Home, Reports, Links, Photos, and Help. There is also a News link at the bottom of the home page. It
is also possible to click on sections of
the main broadcast image. For example, clicking
on the webcam image at the lower right of
the broadcast image will display the webcam
- Main Page Window
- A Three graphic displays are shown on the
main page. On the left is the broadcast
image. To the right are the temperature
and barometric charts, each of which shows
data for the last 10 days by hour; thus
hours in all. Click on one of these charts
to display a page of additional charts. The
broadcast image shows the most important
data as well as a conditions icon (upper
right of blue image). The conditions
icon is an estimate of current conditions.
This is done automatically, based on station
data as well as data from station KSHD
the Shenandoah Airport in Weyers Cave,
You can also click on the small image at
the lower right corner of the broadcast
to go to the webcam page.
- See "Getting Around"
- Click HERE to go to the station news page or click
on the [ News ] link at the left - bottom of the home
page. You may also be able to click on the
date in the news banner that sometimes shows
just above the broadcase image on the home
Rain and Snow Winter Considerations
- Effort is taken to separate rain and snow
readings. Doing this often requires manual
'after the fact' data adjustment. Without
this effort, snow melting in the rain 'tipping
bucket' would be recorded as rain. However,
the reading would be incorrect due to either
sublimation of melting snow or would be noted
well after the snow actually fell. Due to
this problem, the rain gauge is either disconnected
or covered during times of extended below
freezing temperatures. At other times, melted
snow readings are offset in the data to negate
- Rapid Fire
- Station data is streamed to Underground Weather
every 15 seconds to enable use of the Rapid
Fire "Flash" web facility. Go
the Rapid Fire link on the mail page to access this data.
- PWS Dashboard
- This is a recent offering from Underground
Weather that uses tje rapid fire stream combined
with the dail and historical data. It's expected
to replace the Rapid Fire facility at some
- Terms and Conditions
- This website, related data, and helpful links
and information are provided only as an information
service. Use of the data and information
is done at your own risk. This station assumes
no responsibility for the outcome of any
action that may be taken based on the data
and information obtained herein. This station
is not responsible for the content of external
web links contained here.
- Weather Watcher Participation
- The Fishersville weather station currently
feeds data to WHSZ's (Ch3) Weather Lab and participates as one of their "weather
watchers". WVIR (Ch29) may also use data from this station as part
of their weather broadcast. However, they
do not make public mention of such use.