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.
STATUS Cam images below only update in significant weather situations the same goes for the weather instruments. On the live ustream feed below the cam shot watch for an assortment of webcams that will be live on the stream below when hurricanes hit. When tropical systems hit the hurricanecity home base in Delray beach, Florida we will be streaming the IP towercam . Jim Williams may also be on the road with dash cam streaming live as well as our remote webcam set up on a beach. All of these cameras will be shown in combination with complete coverage of other chaser cams,TV media,Radars etc;. If a hurricane hits the S.E U.S Jim Williams will be on the road with the dash cam & remote cam streaming live on the hurricane warning show hosted by Bill Phillips in Virginia Beach.
Live streaming video by Ustream
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.... Matthew Oct 6th
Name....Hurricane Matthew passes N.E by 60 miles with 130mph winds.
Highest Wind Gust.... 44mph Oct 7th AM
Lowest Pressure Recorded.... 29.35inHg 961mb
Storm Rainfall Total.... 0.73in
Frances tree downed (pre towercam 2004) | Katrina towercam video (Aug. 2005) T.S. conditions | Towercam video of Wilma, Oct. 24th, 2005 (2m 30sec) | Long Narrated version of Wilma towercam video 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) | Jan 17th,2016 squall line | 2016 Oct 7th Hurricane Matthew 60 miles to N.E
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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