About This Station
The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Vue weather station. The data is collected every 30 seconds and the site is updated every few minutes. This site and its data is collected using Cumulus Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible. The station is located near Kenagy Park in Raytown, MO and has been collecting data since 1/20/2012.
About This City
Raytown began as a Santa Fe Trail stop just eight miles south of Independence, and is probably the second oldest town in Jackson County. Prior to the 1820’s when Pioneers began to settle in the area, it was a part of the land possessed by the Osage Indians.
William Ray, born in Butler County, Ohio, in 1808 was a blacksmith who moved to Jackson County around 1848 and established his shop right on the Santa Fe Trail. Ray’s blacksmith shop was located at a crossroads (now 63rd St and Raytown Rd), where the Santa Fe Trail was crossed by other important trails, and became known as a center of trails, a meeting place, and a starting and leaving point. Ray’s shop became a landmark for this area.
William Ray himself appears to have been something of a landmark also, for by 1854, his neighbors were referring to the town as “Ray’s Town,” and eventually, “Raytown.”
About This Website
This site is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.
Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.