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Offline David Brodrick

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Mt Kaputar Weather Station/Webcam
« on: 29 June 2009, 03:06:44 PM »
Hi All,
Today we finished setting up a weather station on Mt Kaputar. The station also includes a webcam so that snowfall can be monitored.

At 1475m above sea level it is the third highest AWS in NSW and seventh highest in Australia (counting official BOM stations anyway).

The station can be accessed here:
http://ozforecast.com.au/cgi-bin/weatherstation.cgi?station=11215

I thought this will be of interest to readers of the forum when the next cold pool comes through and the snow begins falling!
Regards,
  Dave


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Re: Mt Kaputar Weather Station/Webcam
« Reply #1 on: 30 June 2009, 01:09:39 AM »
That's great news David! How much planning and work went into that?  Were the authorities supportive

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Re: Mt Kaputar Weather Station/Webcam
« Reply #2 on: 30 June 2009, 01:52:35 PM »
Hey Michael,
It took us about 15 months from when we first decided we wanted to do it until the installation. There was a fair amount of beaurocracy in terms of insurance, workcover certification, site access license, etc..

As you can imagine, after such an extended planning phase we are extremely happy to have the station installed and working!
Cheers,
  Dave

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Re: Mt Kaputar Weather Station/Webcam
« Reply #3 on: 01 July 2009, 01:33:42 AM »
Excellent - again thanks! An awesome location. I've added a link from my webcam/aws page.

Might get it's first snow test this Friday into Sat.

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Re: Mt Kaputar Weather Station/Webcam
« Reply #4 on: 01 July 2009, 12:41:05 PM »
OMG Dave !! That is excellent, I always wanted a cam there and also would be nice to see a AWS at Ben Lomond someday. Will be great to watch
during winter for the SNOW, thanks for sharing

cheers
Sam