About Us

Lake Huron Weather (lakehuronweather.org) is independently owned and operated and provided as a free service to the community. While as noted below, data from our station is uploaded to multiple organizations, users need to remember that this is just a hobby station and associated web site. Important weather related decisions should be based upon data from an accredited and trusted source, such as the National Weather Service.

Weather Data

The weather data used for this site is collected from a Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station using Weather-Display software (10.37S-(b127)), Virtual Weather Station software (v15.0), and WeatherLink software (v6.0.3). The weather station is located approximately 300 feet from the shore of Northern Lake Huron in Cordwood Point No. 1, Cheboygan County, Michigan, U.S.A.

The station sensors include a sonic anemometer, rain gauge, temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure. The anemometer is attached to a four (4) foot high tri-pod which is mounted on a roof making it (anemometer) approximately 40 feet above ground level. The rain gauge, temperature, and humidity sensors are mounted approximately five (5) feet above a grassy area. The sensors transmit their data wirelessly approximately every 2-3 seconds to three (3) Display Consoles, two (2) of which are connected to a personal computer running Windows 7. The [hard] data is uploaded to this web site approximately every 6 minutes and the [flash] data is refreshed approximately every 10 seconds (green text flashes when uploaded). The Weather Computer and the third console (which uses a data logger to connect to the Internet) transmit the collected data to several organizations at regular intervals, those organizations are mentioned below.

Additional weather data is collected from organizations via the Internet and then used in displaying the various weather information found on this site: e.g. forecasts, radar, satellite, alerts, trends, etc. The National Weather Service (NWS) alerts displayed on this site are updated automatically from the NWS every 15 minutes via a cron program..

As mentioned, data collected from our weather station is uploaded to various weather networks including the Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP); CWOP then distributes the data to the National Weather Service (NWS) & the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Data is also uploaded to the following organizations: Personal Weather Stations, Weather Underground, Midwestern Weather Network , WeatherLink, Weather Cloud, Windy, AWEKAS and MetOffice WOW.

Toolik Cam

The Toolik Cam images are captured from a an IP Camera that uses Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. PoE transmits electric power with data simultaneously over data pairs on Ethernet cables. PoE provides both data connection and operating power to the cameras. The software used to process the still images is IPTimelapse. The images are updated approximately every two (2) minutes.

Cordwood Point/Cheboygan

Cordwood Point is located in Cheboygan County, Michigan, approximately 7 miles east of Cheboygan. Cordwood Point is cataloged as a "Cape" by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names and its elevation above sea level is equal to 581 ft.

Straights Area

Cheboygan is a city at the confluence of Lake Huron and the Cheboygan River with panoramic views of the Straits of Mackinac and Bois Blanc Island. Per the 2010 census, Cheboygan had a population of 4,876. The City is the gateway to the Inland Waterway; a series of navigable lakes and rivers. The Inland Waterway is the longest chain of rivers and lakes in Michigan. Cheboygan is also home to the North Central State Trail trail-head and the Alpena Trail; both former railroad lines now converted to pedestrian use in the summer and snowmobile use in the winter.

Cheboygan, like many places in northern Michigan, got its start as we know it today from the boom of lumbering, beginning the mid-1800s. But well before that Indigenous Americans lived in the area, using the Inland Waterway as a means of traveling through the region we now know as Cheboygan County. The mouth of the Cheboygan River was an important area for trade among the local Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, and later, Europeans as well. The river was originally quite shallow, which helps explain the origin of the name [Cheboygan]. It probably comes from the Annishinaabe (Ojibwa) zhiibaa onan, meaning a channel or passage for a canoe. There is plenty of evidence of more permanent settlements by Indigenous Americans further down the river, as well as along other lakes in the area.

Cheboygan County is a county in the U.S. State of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,152. The county seat is Cheboygan. The county boundaries were set off in 1840 and county government organized in 1853. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 885 square miles (2,290 km2), of which 715 square miles (1,850 km2) is land and 170 square miles (440 km2) (19%) is water. The county is considered to be part of Northern Michigan. Cheboygan County

About This Website

This Web Site is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org. Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.

Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach, WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates. Special thanks to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site. The template is originally based on designs by Haran.

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