About McKean County and our Weather Station

McKean County

Located in the Northwest corner of Pennsylvania at the New York border, McKean County is home to the only National Forest in Pa. and is still one of the least populated areas East of the Mississippi.

Bradford is the only 'City' in McKean County according to PA. law and everything else is either a 'Borough, Township or Village'. Our County seat is the Borough of Smethport. Other boroughs in the County are Mount Jewett, Kane, Eldred, Port Allegany and Lewis Run. Our lone Village in McKean is Ludlow.

There are Fifteen Townships in McKean County and our station and home is located in Hamlin Township

Our Location

We are approximately 9 miles Southeast of Smethport and 4 miles West of Mt. Jewitt on Route 6 in McKean County Pa. We are located on the valley floor with Marvin Creek as our lower property line. The Bradford Regional Airport is located 7 miles Northwest of our location at an elevation of 2,142', while the elevation of our station is 1,644' and giving us a 'Micro-Climate' completely different than what is reported for our area.

About This Station

The station is powered by a Vantage Pro Plus Weather Station. The data is collected every 2.5 to 3 seconds and the web site is updated every 10 minutes. This site and its data is collected using Cumulus Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a sensor suite situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible. All of the data that shows up on our home page is data collected from our system giving folks that live in the area another source of what is currently happening.

Our station was put in it's original location on February 13th, 2011.   We have a few pics up finally of the process that spanned about six months, from unpacking/setup in February to the permanent location established in May, to the addition of the 21' mast added on July 12th.

Click on the Collage below to open a new window and take a peek

About This Website

Over the last few years a group of talented weather enthusiasts have worked tirelessly to allow folks like us to have a way to get their individual weather station data to the web. The following is a list of those folks and their contributions to this web site along with thousands of others worldwide.

We have designed this website from scratch but still use some scripts that have been created by other folks. Some the scripts and pages have those folks listed right on the page and following is a list of some of the other folks that have been a big part of our site.

We still use some PHP scripts by Saratoga-Weather.org, such as some AJAX displays