About This Station

As of Feb. 1, 2014, this website is powered by an Ambient Weather WS-2080 weather station. Data is collected using Weather Display Software and is uploaded to this website every 9-10 seconds. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge, and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in best possible position given property dimensions.

Prior to Feb. 1, 2014 this this website was powered by a LaCrosse WS-2310TWC weather station. The station was modified to update wirelessly every 5 seconds according to direction posted here. Data was collected using Weather Display. The old LaCrosse WS-2310TWC unit served its purpose well for about 9 years, but difficulty getting replacement parts for this old unit forced us to replace it with a newer unit.

About Harrisonburg, VA  (Taken, in part, from Official City of Harrisonburg,VA Website)

When Thomas Harrison deeded two and a half acres of his land to the public good in 1779 the City of Harrisonburg was born.

Harrison, the son of English immigrants, brought his family to settle in the Shenandoah Valley in 1737. By 1778 the Harrison family had laid claim to over 12-thousand acres in the area that is now Harrisonburg and part of Rockingham County. Harrison built a home on Bruce Street that is still standing today. The Commonwealth of Virginia organized Rockingham County officially in 1778.

The following year Harrison deeded two and a half acres of his overall holdings to the new county, which used the property to build the first courthouse on what is still Court Square. The next year an additional 50 acres were added from the Harrison holdings to the two and a half acres and Harrisonburg was recognized as the county seat of Rockingham. In 1780 the city limits were Federal Street to the East, Bruce Street to the South, High Street to the West and Wolfe Street to the North.

War came to the valley and to Harrisonburg between 1861 and 1864. The city was passed through by both Union and Confederate troops. On June 20th 1862 the fence around the courthouse was used as a stockade to hold Union soldiers taken prisoner in the Battle of Cross Keys. The war was a tense time in the city. Turner Ashby, a noted Calvary officer was killed close to the town's borders. While Harrisonburg and Virginia were part of the Confederacy the City of Harrisonburg's representatives in Richmond opposed secession.

About This Website

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Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.

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