About Watson, LA and The Watson Weather Center
Watson is an unincorporated community in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The town is in the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.Short History of Watson
Watson Post Office was established on Feb. 20, 1894 by George A. Watson. The first Live Oak school was built in 1895 on land donated by Rev. Joel Ott. Several buildings were used for classes there, until the present site was purchased and a two-story school built. Published histories of Live Oak Methodist Church state that the first church was built not more than a quarter-mile from the present site prior to the Civil War. It was destroyed by Union soldiers. The church history states that W.C. Newsom, Huff Jones, George Nesom, J.B. Easterly and James Chandler erected a new building shortly after the Civil War fire. In 1893, under the pastorate of J.P. Haney of the Mississippi Conference, the frame church that was used until 1950 was constructed. As of April, 2011, there are three churches in Watson, one turned into a thrift store. The newest, finised in late 2010, is by far the largest height wise. Since Watson is unincorporated, Watson's zipcode of 70786 is available only to Post Office Box recipients. All other residences and businesses use a mailing address for Denham Springs, LA, 70706.Letter from Parish President Layton Ricks
Welcome to Livingston Parish, one of the fastest growing parishes in Louisiana. We boast of some of the kindliest people around, exceptional public schools, an ever- evolving culture and vast opportunities for families and businesses to grow and flourish. Livingston Parish welcomes you and yours. Once you see what I mean, you may never want to leave! Livingston Parish has numerous opportunities for businesses to grow, both large and small. We encourage businesses from the local Mom and Pop store to manufacturing, service industries, and various other businesses. With our parish’s size, we have plenty of room to grow! Our convenient roadways and access to Interstate 12 allows everyone within our parish, and even those in neighboring parishes, to move conveniently from one corner of Livingston to the other. With our current improvements to I-12, navigating the parish will become an even better experience. Livingston Parish is 460 square miles of scenic rivers, forests, bayous, towns and parks. Many people of our great parish enjoy boating, fishing, or a relaxing float down the Amite, Tickfaw or Blood River. North Park in Denham Springs offers various courts from Basketball to Tennis. Top-notch golf courses are offered from Greystone in Denham Springs and Carter Plantation in Springfield. Near Springfield, Tickfaw State Park offers lodging, canoeing, camping and fishing. Tickfaw ranks in the top 5 state parks in Louisiana. Livingston Parish has municipalities of nearly any size to suite your taste. With Denham Springs being the largest of the 8, you can choose from a small city environment to a large community, or even a small community. The seat of the parish is the small, warm town of Livingston, located in the center of the parish. To the west of the Town of Livingston, we have the cities of Denham Springs and Walker. To the northwest, there is the settlement of Watson; to the east are the small towns of Albany, Killian and Springfield; and in the southern region of the parish are the villages of Port Vincent, French Settlement and the unincorporated community of Maurepas. In the center of the parish, the community of Colyell sits just below the Town of Livingston along with the Old boomtown of Frost. We are always striving to make Livingston Parish the greatest it can be for its citizens and future citizens for generations to come.
This website was created as a public service for residents of Watson, Louisiana and surrounding areas.
This weather station is privately owned and operated, is not affiliated with the Town of Watson, Louisiana, and should not be considered an officially recognized station for weather reporting.
We do however upload our data to the major weather ententes; Weather Underground, CoCoRaHS, MADIS, AWEKAS, Citizen Weather Observation Program, Weather Bug, and the PWS Network.
Never base important decisions on this or any weather information obtained from the Internet.
My general interest in weather started long ago. My first "real" weather station was an Springfield cabled system. I've had a few other systems since that time, but all were the hobby type, and not Internet reporting stations. After a couple of more years, I decided it was time for an upgrade, and with retirement came the opportunity to dig into the weather hobby.
In December, 2009, our first internet access system the Lacrosse 2316U system was purchased, and a simple one-page website was created to display the current conditions using Heavy Weather Publisher software. I did some research looking for a software package which would allow me the opportunity to upload to the major websites on the Internet. Which lead me to my current software package Saratoga Weather Scripts with Ajax. The observations were also sent to CWOP, WeatherUnderground, AWEKAS, PWS and Weather Bug.
The station is powered by a - Davis Wireless Vantage Pro2™ Plus including UV & Solar Radiation Sensors - weather station. The data is collected every 2 seconds and the site is updated every minute. This site and its data is collected using Weather Display software. The station includes Vantage Pro2 console/receiver, integrated sensor suite (ISS), ISS includes rain collector, temperature and humidity sensors, anemometer, solar radiation sensor, UV sensor, sensor mounting shelf, and solar panel. Temperature and humidity sensors are enclosed in standard radiation shield.
|Wind speed and Wind Vane||
23' above ground. No obstructions
|Tripod mounted||7 of 10|
|Temperature, Barometer, and Humidity,
on tripod at 5' above ground.
|In open, 5 feet above grass.||NWS COOP Standard||10 of 10|
|Davis Automated Rain gauge||In open, 5 feet above grass.||Official Instrument||10 of 10|
|4" Clear Acrylic Rain Guage||In open, 1 feet above grass.||CoCoRaHS optimal placemant||10 of 10|
This site is operational 24 - 7/365 days. Located 5.4 mile North of Old Town Denham Springs, LA.
Our Mailing address is: 36409 Cane Market Road Apt. 27, Watson LA. 70706
Our Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org