This shot shows our live videocam with weather instruments below. The instruments measure wind speed & direction.(Instruments are unobstructed)
This is the rain bucket measuring device. It is located approx 8ft above the roof line in open space to allow accurate rainfall readings.
Wireless Vantage Pro instruments are 33ft above ground and above the house & tree lines.
This shot is from ground level facing up. The tower is poured in concrete & mounted to a second floor roof truss heavy duty bracket.
This shot is taken facing south. Notice the guide wires thick cable with double lines running from the east and North.
SunCam.tv video can be seen on the live broadcast when hurricanes make landfall in Florida.
View our ip cam on the tower which allows viewers to pan within the field of view here in Delray Beach, Florida. This cam has open access for public viewing, but we may have to disable it in the event of a hurricane in order to use it for HurricaneCity.tv. The beauty of this cam is not just the quality but the microphone inside the housing allows the wind to be heard without the ruffle noise. The night vision is also pretty good compared to the bullet cam which is still on top of the tower as a backup. You may hear clunking noises on the tower as many birds land just above the camera. You can access the towercam by using "guest" as user and "guest" as password. After accessing the page allow the Active X to run in order to see the camera and available options. Also allow http if asked. When hurricanes hit South Florida check out our live coverage with this tower cam in streaming video on HurricaneCity.tv.
Bellmore Long Island obs | Current live Hollywood, FL weather observations to south | Lantana, FL obs | West coast (Cape Coral, FL) observations
Current Status.... Operational
Last Storm Date.... Ernesto, Aug 30th, 2006
Name.... Tropical Storm Ernesto weakens to depression SW of here.
Highest Wind Gust.... 41mph SSE at 9:09AM while Ernesto 70 miles to the SW
Lowest Pressure Recorded.... 29.69inHg 1005mb at 10:09 AM ET
Storm Rainfall Total.... 0.46in
Frances tree downed (pre towercam 2004) | Katrina towercam video (Aug. 2005) T.S. conditions | Towercam video of Wilma, Oct. 24th, 2005 | Spider on cam during thunderstorm (May 2006) | Rainbow, June 26th, 2006 | Bird tail on cam, Oct. 2006 | Neighborhood gathering, Nov. 2007 | Bird Claw recorded July 11th, 2009 | Spider making web in the wind 4/3/10 | Black bird in front of cam 12/30/11
| Funnel cloud possible tornado to south in Boca. (6/24/12)
The IP cam can be positioned south, east and north.
This is a side view of the tower facing west as the sun is setting. This is the primary direction in which the winds will be blowing towards in most hurricane conditions.
This image is from across the street in the direction that the cam usually faces.What you usually see is where this shot was taken from.
This is the concrete slab that is 6 FT deep with rebar steel rods as reinforcement. The tower is heavily grounded as well.The instruments & cam have generator backup to continue recording during hurricane conditions.
This is the letter of approval from the homeowners association to allow the tower placed in 2003.
Here is the permit issued to construct the tower approved by the city in 2003.
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