About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Wireless Vantage Pro2 with 24-Hour Fan Aspirated Radiation Shield weather station. The data is collected every 3 seconds and the site is updated every minute. This site and its data is collected using WEATHERBRIDGE WIFI IP Ethernet Linux Server. The station is comprised of an Solar powered upgraded SHT15 Upgraded Digital Temperature/Humidity Integrated Sensor Suite: Rain collector, Temperature and humidity sensors enclosed in a solar-powered, 24-hour fan-aspirated radiation shield, Wireless Anemometer, Solar panel and situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible. For over a decade we have been publishing our weather station data to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for inclusion in the Citizen Weather Observation Program (CWOP) and MesoNet; this data assists forecasters in understanding the microclimate in our area, as well as validating some of the forecast models. Our station identifier is "DW6440" (D6440 on the MesoNet West). It's owner, Professional Photographer, Ed Heaton is a self-described weather-enthusist. Heaton, has tracked, recorded and posted Atglen's weather going on 20 years. Atglen Weather is a Weather Ready Network Ambassador for the National Weather Service and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration).

About This City

The land upon which Atglen now stands was once a wilderness. Cutting through it were paths made by Indians who traveled from Paxtang (present day Harrisburg) to present day Newcastle, Delaware to trade with the Swedes and later, the English. The great Minquas path was one of them. Enterprising businessmen grew bolder in their desire to stimulate business so they began to travel to the Indian's own homes. By 1875 the name of Atglen had been already accepted. The Warner brothers who lived in a stone house ran a blacksmith and wood working shop north of town had suggested the name because it was at or near Glen Run, a stream that is located just east of the village. On January 3, 1876, the Court in West Chester made a decree incorporating the vil!age of Penningtonville into a borough by the title of "the Borough of Atglen.'

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