About this Site
The mission of MemphisWeather.Net is to provide the citizens of Memphis and the Mid-South with weather information they can rely on. MemphisWeather.net (MWN), created in 2003 from “Erik’s Memphis Weather Page,” has developed into one of the leading weather websites not only in the Memphis area, but in the southeastern U.S. Providing a vast array of weather information, products, and services for Mid-Southerners, MWN exists to serve the variety of needs of its visitors. MWN includes everything from the most accurate forecast for Memphis, to comprehensive severe weather information (including the MWN Storm Center and StormWatch weather alerts), to interactive radar with winter precip mode, to live weather data from Bartlett (a suburb of Memphis), and a full suite of climate data. We cover the eight-county Memphis metropolitan area. If you like what you see, the best compliment is a return visit and a referral to all your friends, family, and co-workers! Thank you for visiting!
About the Forecaster
Erik Proseus, owner of Cirrus Weather Solutions and webmaster and forecaster for MemphisWeather.net, has made Memphis and Mid-South weather and climate his career, hobby, and passion for well over a decade. Having lived in the region for nearly 25 years, he knows the weather patterns well and relays his knowledge through the blog, while providing a vast array of weather information, products, and services on MemphisWeather.net.
About the WXLIVE! Equipment
WXLIVE! employs a wireless Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station with fan-aspirated radiation shield (FARS) for its weather data. The system is the first and only weather station in its class to use frequency hopping spread spectrum radio technology to transmit weather data wirelessly up to 1000 feet. It consists of the Vantage Pro2 console/receiver and integrated sensor suite (ISS), which includes a tipping bucket rain gauge, temperature and humidity sensors, anemometer, and solar panel. Temperature and humidity sensors are enclosed in a patented, solar-powered, 24-hour fan-aspirated radiation shield. The radiation shield combines active and passive aspiration to minimize the effects of radiation on the weather readings. The ISS is solar powered and electronic components are housed in a weather-resistant shelter.
The WXLIVE! weather station is located at the MWN office on the north side of the city of Bartlett (map). The latitude and longitude of the station are 35.2676° North, 89.8376° West and the elevation is 266 feet above sea level. The sensor suite, except the anemometer (wind sensor), is mounted approximately six feet above ground level, while the anemometer is at approximately 16 feet above ground level. The station went into full operation on July 3, 2005.
Weather data is transmitted wirelessly to the Vantage Pro2 console/receiver, logged, and then sent by serial connection to a dedicated weather server. The server is a custom-built PC with a Intel Pentium dual-core 2.60Ghz processor, 3GB RAM, and 300GB hard drive capacity. Backup power is provided by an APC BackUPS 650 uninterruptible power supply that keeps equipment running through short-lived power outages. The data is then fed into Ambient Software's Virtual Weather Station software for processing and distribution to this site, Weather Underground, AnythingWeather, AWEKAS, and other online weather sites. The station is also part of the Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) (station ID: CW4427), which is used by the National Weather Service and other entities. CWOP also measures the quality control of the station, which is of utmost importance in order to be used by the NWS. For more detailed station information and the latest QC of WXLIVE!, click here.
Finally, MemphisWeather.net participates in the CoCoRaHS program - a community-based network of volunteers working together to measure and map precipitation. CoCoRaHS stands for Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network and anyone can join! Daily precipitation measurements are taken with a standard, inexpensive, manual rain gauge and you send the daily report in via phone or web. Volunteers all across the nation are needed. Click on the link above or the logo below for more information!