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Monday  March 04, 2024
Week 10 of 52
Day 064 of 365

Central Standard Time
(UTC -6 hrs)

Daylight Savings Time requires setting clocks forward one hour to 3 am on Sunday Mar 10th @ 2 am.

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since midnight
High/Low Temp 85°F 02:10 PM
66°F 06:50 AM
High/Low Humidity
99% 06:30 AM
51% 02:10 PM
High/Low Dewpoint
69°F 11:11 AM
64°F 01:57 PM
High/Low Pressure 29.893 in 08:30 AM
29.764 in 02:20 PM
Highest Wind Gust 17 mph 12:23 AM
Average Wind 7 mph
Average Direction SSW @ 198°
Rainfall 0.00 in

since midnight Sunday

High/Low Temp 85°F Mar 04
62°F Mar 03
High/Low Humidity
99% Mar 04
51% Mar 04
High/Low Dewpoint
69°F Mar 04
60°F Mar 03
High/Low Pressure 29.951 in Mar 03
29.764 in Mar 04
Highest Wind Gust 21 mph Mar 03
Average Wind 8 mph
Average Direction SSW @ 194°
Rainfall 0.00 in



High/Low Temp 85°F Mar 04
38°F Mar 01
High/Low Humidity
99% Mar 01
35% Mar 02
High/Low Dewpoint
69°F Mar 04
38°F Mar 01
High/Low Pressure 30.219 in Mar 01
29.764 in Mar 04
Highest Wind Gust 21 mph Mar 03
Average Wind 7 mph
Average Direction SSW @ 194°
Rainfall 0.00 in


High/Low Temp 91°F Feb 26
14°F Jan 15
High/Low Humidity
99% Jan 01
18% Feb 22
High/Low Dewpoint
71°F Feb 27
5°F Jan 16
High/Low Pressure 30.646 in Jan 20
29.492 in Jan 11
Highest Wind Gust 37 mph Jan 08
Average Wind 6 mph
Average Direction SW @ 230°
Rainfall 6.01 in



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Mason Creek Tornado 2000


Leander, Texas USA
1/2 mile West of Bagdad Rd at Crystal Falls Pkwy
Elevation 1043 feet

Current Conditions
02:30 pm CST

Sensors OK
     RCV signal strength 100%

Light Wind

8 mph
gusting to 11 mph

Heat Index 83°F
  feels like 82°F

  High 85°F 02:10 PM
  Low 66°F 06:50 AM

Average Today  71°F

Server Room
Average Today  78°F


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since midnight

0.00 in last hour
0.00 in last 12 hours
0.00 in last 24 hours

Wind Roses
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last 24 hrs         last 2 hrs

  Avg: 8 mph        Avg: 7 mph

rainfall rate
0.00 in/hr  

Outdoor Temperature Trends

3°F from 3 hrs ago
N/A from 12 hrs ago
3°F from 24 hrs ago
-2°F from 48 hrs ago

Rain trends for

0.00 in←Yesterday
0.00 in ←Week
 0.00 in ←Month
 6.01 in ←Year



29.765 in Hg
1007 millibars

⇓ falling
-0.094 in Hg last 3 hrs


High 99% 06:30 AM
 Low 51% 02:10 PM
-13% change last 3 hrs



-3°F change last 3 hours

Outdoor sensor signal

Wi-Fi signal OK    
5n1 Sensor Batteries OK
replaced 11/2/23

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Heavenly Bodies
This section deserves a special tribute to Elwood Downey-WB0OEW for his amazing contributions
to libastro, an astronomical position compute library for the Python computer language.

Moon Phase
Distance 02:30 pm
237369 miles from Earth
37% Full

D i r e c t i o n
bearing 250°
Currently -25° ⇓ below the horizon
Monday  March 04, 2024
Moonrise 02:22:29 AM
Lunar Noon 07:20:13 AM
Moonset 12:16:50 PM

Next New 03/10/2024 04:00:20 AM
Next First Quarter 03/16/2024 11:10:38 PM
Next Full 03/25/2024 02:00:14 AM
Next Third Quarter 04/01/2024 10:14:38 PM

02:30 pm CST
Direction: SW @ 219°
92.191492607 million miles from Earth
45.37000626° ⇑ above the horizon

Monday  March 04, 2024
Dawn: 06:28:54 AM
Sunrise: 06:53:30 AM
Solar Noon: 12:42:56 PM
Sunset: 06:32:50 PM
Dusk: 06:57:27 PM

 Daylight: 11 hrs, 40 min
1 min, 50 sec more than yesterday
Darkness: 12 hrs, 20 min

Future Seasonal Solar Events
(Northern Hemisphere)

   Vernal Equinox: 03/19/2024 10:06:20 PM
 Summer Solstice: 06/20/2024 03:51:01 PM
Autumnal Equinox: 09/22/2024 07:43:29 AM
    Winter Solstice: 12/21/2024 03:20:18 AM

Total Solar Eclipse: 04/08/2024

Start: 12:17 pm
Totality: 1:35 pm Duration: 3.5 minutes
End: around 3:00 pm

Our Solar System
Monday  March 04, 2024   02:30 pm CST
updated every 5 min
(planetary images not to scale)

99.86% total mass of the entire solar system
Fuses 600M metric tons of hydrogen per sec
equivalent to trillions of atomic bombs.

Diameter 864,938 mi
Rotation Period: 648 hours       Year: 247.7 billion years
Average Surface temp 10,000°F
Current Position and Bearings

92.191492607 million miles  from Earth
Rise 06:53:30 AM
Set 06:32:50 PM
Bearing 219.597835477°
45.37000626° above the horizon

Smallest planet. Closest to the Sun, but
not the hottest planet. Very thin atmosphere.
Mercury is shrinking with surface wrinkling.
No moon.

Diameter 3,031.9 mi
Day: 4222.6 hrs      Year: 88 days
Average surface temp 330°F
Current Position and Bearings

123.39371295 million miles  from Earth
32.6278134014 million miles from the Sun
Rise 07:13:01 AM
Set 06:54:12 PM
Bearing 213.790904267°
48.6114398702° above the horizon

Hottest planet due to high pressure
CO2 atmosphere. Brightest due to highly
reflective clouds of CO2. No moon.

Diameter 7,520.8 mi
Day: 2802 hrs      Year: 224.7 days
Average surface temp 867°F (lead melts at 621.5 °F)
Current Position and Bearings

141.339055616 million miles from Earth
67.6522124055 million miles from the Sun
Rise 05:49:08 AM
Set 04:40:37 PM
Bearing 232.8980033°
24.4854034292° above the horizon

Only planet with H2O oceans, life forms,
and only one moon.

Diameter 7,917.5 mi
Day: 24 hrs      Year: 365.25 days
Average surface temp 59°F (rising due to CO2 pollution)
Current Position

92.191492607 million miles  from the Sun
237369 mi  from the Moon

Oxidized ores explain it's reddish tints
Polar ice caps and seasons like Earth.
2 moons

Diameter 4,212.3 mi
Day: 24h 37m 23s       Year: 687 days
Average surface temp -85°F
Current Position and Bearings

204.040560997 million miles from Earth
131.088462009 million miles from the Sun
Rise 05:33:39 AM
Set 04:14:38 PM
Bearing 235.142949877°
19.5503731878° above the horizon

Largest planet, all gases, no land surface
Violent hydrogen & helium atmosphere.
95 moons

Diameter 86,881 mi
Day: 09h 50m 30s       Year: 11.86 years
Average surface temp -166°F
Current Position and Bearings

507.974644005 million miles from Earth
464.597480689 million miles from the Sun
Rise 09:41:09 AM
Set 10:55:16 PM
Bearing 116.64687223°
60.4474610226° above the horizon

Rings are most likely previous moons
reduced to rubble by Saturn's gravity.
146 confirmed moons

Diameter 72,367 mi
Day: 10h 14m       Year: 29.46 years
Average surface temp -220°F
Current Position and Bearings

0.995353157113 billion mi  from Earth
0.903497313924 billion miles from the Sun
Rise 06:49:39 AM
Set 06:09:16 PM
Bearing 221.022367051°
40.8290232922° above the horizon

28° axial tilt, similar to Mars & Earth
Rotates on it's side. 27 moons

Diameter 31,518 mi
Day: 17h 14m       Year: 84 years
Average surface temp -320°F
Current Position and Bearings

1.85936790477 billion miles  from Earth
1.8222320698 billion miles  from the Sun
Rise 10:03:50 AM
Set 11:32:13 PM
Bearing 104.682504993°
55.9432278876° above the horizon

Furthest, darkest, coldest, and smallest
outer planet. 1,500 mph winds and
14 moons

Diameter 30,599 mi
Day: 16 hrs       Year: 164.8 years
Average surface temp -330°F
Current Position and Bearings

2.86961693705 billion miles  from Earth
2.77957255909 billion miles  from the Sun
Rise 07:33:46 AM
Set 07:25:44 PM
Bearing 206.344591053°
54.0895145469° above the horizon

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