About This Station

The station is powered by a WMR-968 weather station. The data is collected every 5 seconds and the site is updated every every 30 seconds. This site and its data is collected using Weather Display Software. The station comprises of an anemometer, rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.

The instruments are getting a little flaky with age. So, if some of the data looks wrong, it probably is! Temperatures for 2009 have some issues. Starting midway through the year, outdoor temperature and humidity remained constant for hours (and sometimes days) at a time. It also did not get to 99.9 degrees on 12/02/2009. A new outdor thermo-hydro sensor was installed on 12/12/2009 so data should be better from that point forward.

UPDATE: On 4/3/2011 the WMR-968 was replaced with a Davis Pro2. Data should look a little better from that point forward.

UPDATE: On 7/8/2017 the Temp/Humidity sensor was replaced on the Davis Pro2 with an SHT31-based sensor. The original sensor failed mid-June 2017 and was reading low and only during periods of elevated temperature.

About This City

Where is Rockledge The City of Rockledge is located in Brevard county, east-central Florida, on the shoreline of the Indian River about 45 miles (70 km) southeast of Orlando. It is the oldest incorporated municipality in Brevard County, founded on the shoreline of the Indian River Lagoon on August 7, 1887 and incorporated as a city in 1925. It was named for the formation of coquina rock that appears as ledges along the shore. Neighboring municipalities include Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, and Melbourne to the south. The area grew rapidly in the 1950s and 60s as space exploration facilities were developed at Cape Canaveral. The area now largely depends on tourism, citrus processing and shipping, and the military and aerospace industries of the John F. Kennedy Space Center and Patrick Air Force Base. KSC is located about 20 miles north of Rockledge. Rockledge covers approximately 11 square miles with an average elevation of 43 feet. It has a population of 25,225 residents as of April 1, 2006.

Rockledge-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average. On 4/4/1966, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Rockledge city center killed 11 people and injured 530 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages. On 6/19/1972, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

About This Website

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