|About Waveland, MS and The Waveland Weather Center|
Waveland is a city located in Hancock County, Mississippi, on the Gulf of Mexico. It is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Area. Waveland was nearly destroyed by Hurricanes Camille on August 17, 1969 and Katrina on August 29, 2005.Hurricane Camille-
On August 17, 1969, Hurricane Camille made landfall at the tip of Louisiana before continuing on shore at Waveland, MS. Waveland was heavily damaged by Hurricane Camille south of the CSX railroad. The city erected a plaque commemorating the efforts of the volunteers in rebuilding after Hurricane Camille. Recovery efforts after Hurricane Camille went on for nearly a decade.Hurricane Katrina-
Waveland, Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina, August 2005. The city of Waveland, Mississippi was heavily damaged Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.
South of the CSX railroad, the area was almost completely destroyed. The rest of the city took heavy flooding.
In a news report, state officials said Waveland took a harder hit from the wind and water than any other town along the Gulf Coast, and that the town was obliterated.
Thirty-six years earlier, in 1969, Waveland had been severely damaged by Hurricane Camille.
Official reports stated that approximately 50 people died when Waveland was hit directly by the eyewall of Katrina and the 32-foot (7.9 m) storm surge. Hurricane Katrina came ashore during the high tide of 8:01AM, +2.2 feet more.
Waveland is now in the slow process of recovering and rebuilding.Future-
We invite you to visit our wonderful City of Waveland, “The Hospitality City”, to enjoy the beaches, the Gulf of Mexico, the wonderful restaurants, with a delightful mix of cuisines, the rich history of Waveland, the many festivals, parades and entertainment that is always happening. Maybe even you will want to call Waveland home. Come and visit, relax and stay awhile. A small city that is far enough away from all the hustle and bustle of the “Big City” but is surrounded by them within minutes. A great place to raise a family or have them visit you, on the beautiful Mississippi West Gulf Coast.
This website was created as a public service for residents of Waveland, Mississippi, and the MS/SELA Gulf Coast region.
This weather station is privately owned and operated, is not affiliated with the City of Waveland, Mississippi, 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 Weather Underground Heavy weather Uploader (WUHU). The observations were also sent to CWOP, WeatherUnderground, AWEKAS, PWS and Weather Bug.
Still not satisfied with the way my site looked, I started looking around for some website templates, I found s few sites but they still didn't have the feel I wanted. I then discover Saratoga Weather, Carter Lake, and TNET, which made php templates...exactly what I was looking for or so I thought. After reading that they were designed for other stations using different weather software, I began the tireless trek of converting these templates to work with the WUHU software. Call it a labor of weather love.
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.
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13' above ground. No obstructions
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|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 1.1 mile North of Old Town Waveland, MS.
Our Mailing address is: 133 Philip Drive, Waveland MS. 39576
Our Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org