About The Station

The Halethorpe Weather-Watch webpage is updated from recent data collected by a Davis Instruments Wireless Vantage Pro2 Plus weather station. Additional data is collected by a LabJack, data aquisition and control device, with lighting counter, and temperature sensors. The data is graphed at two minute intervals, however the is data recorded every minute and displayed on alternating minutes. The weather data is processed, weather maps and metars downloaded, files organized and uploaded - all by Weather Display software. A D-Link model DCS-930L wireless internet camera provides video feed that is used for the snapshots, the last hour video, and the all day video on the Weather Cam web page.

The weather station equipment is running on dedicate emachines model ET1331-40e computer. The computer has an AMD AthlonIIx2 220 dual core processor @ 2.80Ghz, 4GB DDR2 RAM, and 500GB HD, running on Windows7 64-bit operating system. Backup power provided by CyberPower 1350VA UPS.

Halethorpe Weather-Watch has been a family owned, operated, and maintained weather service since its first internet upload on August 13, 2003. Operations Staff: Gus, Linda, Jennifer, Brian, Jessica, & Rob.
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About The Location



The weather station is located at 76o41'49.47" West & 39o14' 12.03" North at an altitude of 86 feet above sea level. Halethorpe, Maryland (USA), postal zipcode 21227, is in Baltimore County. Located southwest of Baltimore City, near the intersection of I-95 and I-195. It is east of being inline with runway 15R (5000 feet, commuter & smaller aircraft) of Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) which is about 5 miles to the south.

Historical information about Halethorpe and the surrounding area can be found on the Baltimore County Public Library website.


Use map controls to zoom in/out and pan or left click and drag to move the map



About The Data CWOP Data Quality Check

The weather data collected by this station is uploaded to the Citizen Weather Observation Program (CWOP) at 10 minute intervals. This data is forwarded to the Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingestion System (MADIS) which collects data and provided data quality feedback. The data quality report and location confirmation is made available at CWOP Information for CW1550 in Halethorpe, MD US, and is updated daily. The data is also directly uploaded to Weather Underground, Weathercloud, WindAlert, WeatherForYou and AnythingWeather. Also providing hourly tweets.


About This Website

The website was located on Comcast, but now on MDDHosting and has been updating since August 13, 2003. The update history of the website software and changes can be seen at the top of the wx21.php tag listing page. The Weather Display Live @ Halethorpe, MD, which utilizes Adobe Macromedia Flash, updates at 10 second internals. Other pages use PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) and Ajax (asynchronous JavaScript and XML) programming to provide 10 second updating.

Who has been visiting Halethorpe Weather-Watch recently?         Visitor data for the 10 years on Comcast.

The hardware and software that are being used to collect data and create this website.

Link to LabJack Website                 Link to Davis Instruments

Link to Weather Display Website

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