About This Station
The station is powered by a Texas Instruments WRL-128S weather station. The data is collected every 1 second and the site is updated every 5 seconds. This site and its data is collected using Weather Display. Data is uploaded to the web via Weather Display running on an Intel Dual Core computer. The weather station comprises of an anemometer, rain gauge, solar radiation sensor, barometer and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.
On Oct 1st 2006 we added to our station a Boltek Lightning detector with Nexstorm software. This system consisits of a PCI card that plugs into the computer which is connected to a directional antenna which is mounted outside on the peak of the roof. This system can detect, track and plot lightning on a map up to 375 miles away.
All weather equipment is connected to UPS battery backups and properly surge protected. In the event of a power outage, weather data should continue to be updated for approximately one hour.
About This City
Newburgh is a town along the Ohio River in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 3,088 and the metropolitan population was 342,815. It has grown into a large suburb of Evansville, Indiana and has many unincorporated subdivisions. It is in Ohio Township, Warrick County. Ohio Townhip's 2000 census population was 31,002 but that also includes nearby Chandler, which also has over 3,000 people.
From 1100 to 1450 AD, a community of several thousand mound-building Mississippian Indians lived in the Newburgh area. No one knows why they left. John Sprinkle, a businessman of English descent, landed here in the spring of 1803, thirteen years before Indiana entered the Union as the 19th state. The community he founded became known as Sprinklesburg, and it was the first town in Warrick County. In 1837, the name of the town was changed to Newburgh. By 1850, Newburgh had grown to be one of the largest riverports on the Ohio-Mississippi River between Cincinnati and New Orleans.
On July 18, 1862, Newburgh was the first town north of the Mason-Dixon line to be captured by the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. Colonel Adam R. Johnson, with a partisan band, crossed the Ohio River and confiscated supplies and ammunition without a shot being fired. The Confederates would have been unable to shell the city (as promised) had Newburgh put up a fight. The Confederates' 'cannons' were an assemblage of stove pipe, a charred log, and wagon wheels.
On November 6, 2005, an EF4 tornado caused 25 deaths in nearby Evansville. Newburgh suffered extensive property damage and some injuries, but fortunately suffered no fatalities during the 2:06 AM tornado strike. Over 400 homes were damaged or destroyed in the Newburgh area. The tornado formed early in the morning of November 6, 2005, outside of Evansville, a city in southwestern Indiana on the Ohio River. It was the first of several significant tornado events in the month of November 2005. The tornado resulted in 25 confirmed fatalities across the region, making it by far the deadliest and most destructive tornado in the United States in 2005, and it was also the deadliest single tornado in the US since 36 died in Oklahoma on May 3, 1999. Significant tornadoes were also reported in western Kentucky.
About This Website
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