Online Wind Monitoring System

Real Time Wind Data | Live Camera | Logged Historical Data

Remotely View Wind and Temperature Conditions Online with our Online Wind Monitoring System

The Richards Online Wind Monitoring System is a graphical web interface. It allows users of our 490-A Wind Speed Monitor / Alarm and wind sensors to remotely view live as well as historical wind conditions. This online wind monitoring system gathers, displays, and stores wind and temperature data transmitted from a 490-A Wind Speed Monitor.


Components of the most common system consists of a C5C Series Cup Anemometer and D5C Series Wind Vane which are hard wired to the 490-A Wind Monitor Display. In addition, the monitor can be wired to an optional RTD temperature sensor. The wind monitor can also display the current wind speed, direction and temperature right on the LCD Display.


The 490-A Wind Speed Monitor automatically wirelessly transmits data to the C-24154 Wireless Gateway and on to our server. Wind and temperature data is then displayed and logged on the Wind Monitoring Web Interface. Users can also view the data online with a PC or smart phone.


Another great feature of the wind monitoring system is the live webcam. The live video feed is from an outdoor web camera. The camera should have the wind sensors in view. In addition, the camera is hard wired to the wireless gateway. This camera also has night vision.

Links to two live examples of the wind monitoring system are on this page.

Online Wind Monitoring Interface Features

  • Richards Wind Monitoring Web Interface
  • Displays Current Wind Speed, Wind Gust, Wind Direction, and also Temperature
  • Displays Current Date and Time
  • Large Wind Rose with Wind Direction in Degrees together with Cardinal Points
  • Air Temperature Line Graph (24 hour)
  • Wind Speed Line Graph with Maximum Gust Values (24 hour)
  • Average, Minimum, and Maximum Wind Speed Data Table (24 hour)
  • Average, Minimum, and Maximum Wind Gust Data Table (24 hour)
  • Data Table with Average Wind Direction (24 hour)
  • Data Table with Average, Minimum, and Maximum Air Temperature (24 hour)
  • Live Web Camera View
  • Historical Conditions by Month, Day, and Hour
  • Display or Download Historical Data in TXT or CSV Format

Required Equipment

  • C5C-1263-1-SP Compact High Speed Stainless Steel Cup Anemometer
  • D5C-1263-1 Compact High Speed Stainless Steel Wind Direction Vane
  • BHC-36 Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Buck Horn Wind Sensor Cross Arm
  • Temperature Probe (RTD) together with Radiation Shield
  • 490-A Wireless Wind Speed Monitor / Alarm
  • C-24154 Wireless Internet Gateway
  • Web Camera with Night Vision
  • Complementary Online Wind Monitoring Service together with Wireless Gateway
Online Wind Monitoring System
Online Wind Monitoring Blue Hill Observatory

Online Wind Monitoring - Example 1

Blue Hill Observatory - Milton, Massachusetts

The Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center was first constructed in 1885. It is the the oldest continuously operated weather observatory in the United States. The Richards Online Wind Monitoring System is in operation at the summit of The Great Blue Hill. A Richards C5C Cup Anemometer, D5C Wind Vane, RTD temperature probe, and webcam are all high on the observatory tower. This unique historical site is well know for its harsh weather conditions as well as high wind speeds. View current and historical weather conditions at the Blue Hill Observatory. See the link below. Enjoy the view!

Online Wind Monitoring Willow Mountain

Example 2 - Willow Mountain

Willow Mountain Summit - Talkeetna Mountain Range, Alaska

Willow Mountain is a remote area in the Talkeetna Mountain Range in Willow Alaska. It overlooks a large Critical Habitat Area for the largest concentrations of moose found anywhere in Alaska. The wind and temperature data for the site is provided by a 490-A Wind Monitor with with a C5C Cup Anemometer, D5C Wind Vane, RTD temperature probe, and high quality webcam. All instruments are right on the summit of the mountain. Harsh weather conditions as well as high wind speeds are common at this beautiful location. View current and historical weather conditions on the summit of Willow Mountain. Click the link below. Enjoy the view!

Richards Online Wind Monitoring on Willow Mountain in Alaska