About this Site

About MWN

Welcome to the all-new MemphisWeather.net! 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 independent weather providers 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 features the most accurate forecast for Memphis, comprehensive severe weather coverage, StormView interactive radar, and live weather data from Bartlett (a suburb of Memphis), as well as a full suite of climate data. Our coverage area is the eight-county Memphis metropolitan area. Thank you for visiting!

About the Forecasters

Erik Proseus and Richard Hoseney are meteorologist co-owners of Cirrus Weather Solutions, LLC and forecasters for MemphisWeather.net. Erik has made Memphis and Mid-South weather his career, hobby, and passion for nearly three decades. Having lived in the region most of his life, he graduated from Bartlett High School and then the University of Memphis with a degree in Geography and a concentration in Meteorology.

Richard was born and raised in the Mid-South, graduated with a degree in Meteorology from Mississippi State, and spent nearly a decade in Oklahoma chasing storms and providing forecasts and severe weather coverage for a local radio group. He moved back to the Mid-South to forecast for the area (and the entire globe in his full-time job).

About the WXLIVE! Equipment

WXLIVE! employs a wireless Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station for its weather data. It consists of the Vantage Pro2 console/receiver and integrated sensor suite (ISS), which includes a tipping spoon rain gauge, temperature and humidity sensors, and anemometer. Temperature and humidity sensors are enclosed in a patented, solar-powered, 24-hour fan-aspirated radiation shield. The ISS is solar powered and electronic components are housed in a weather-resistant shelter.

Location

The WXLIVE! weather station is located at MWN headquarters on the north side of the city of Bartlett. The latitude and longitude of the station are 35.2501° North, 89.8371° West and the elevation is 316 feet above sea level. The sensor suite, except the anemometer (wind sensor), is mounted approximately five feet above ground level, while the anemometer is at approximately 18 feet above ground level. The station went into full operation on July 3, 2005 and was replaced with a new, but identical, unit on November 19, 2021.

Data Distribution

Weather data is transmitted wirelessly to the Vantage Pro2 console/receiver, logged, and then sent to an on-site PC. The data is then fed into Ambient Software’s Virtual Weather Station software for processing and distribution to this site, as well as being sent via WiFi to the WeatherLink cloud for display on WeatherLink.com . 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!