About This Station

The station is powered by an Ambient WS-2080 weather station. The data is collected every 30 seconds and the site is updated every 10 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 also contains a lightning detection facility which provides the Blitzortung.org network with information used to locate the positions of lightning strokes.

About Clifton, VA

Less than 30 miles from Washington, DC and yet protected from the surrounding sprawl, Historic Clifton harkens back to a time when…well, back to a time when people were probably a little more used to expressions like “harkens back.” Clifton is an incorporated town located in southwestern Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 282 at the time of the 2010 Census. Incorporated by the General Assembly on March 9, 1902, Clifton is currently one of only three towns in the county, the other two being Vienna and Herndon. Clifton's history begins pre-colonially, when the area was used as hunting grounds by the local Dogue Native American tribe. A railroad siding was constructed here during the Civil War, and the area became titled as Devereux Station. A nearby neighborhood on the outskirts of the Clifton ZIP code has this name. Development of a village at the siding began in 1868 when a railroad depot, named Clifton Station, was constructed. Unlike most areas in Northern Virginia, the land around Clifton is far less built up than nearby areas, especially to its east and southwest. This was out of the worry that the overdevelopment near the Bull Run and Occoquan River would be environmentally damaging to the Occoquan Reservoir.

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, as well as the Storm Prediction Center Scripts and Solar page.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates. Thanks also to him for the Storm Prediction Center Pages templates which were used for the base of the Winter Weather Page, the volcano pages and for the site visitor counter.
Thanks also to Ken at kenaiweather.com for his updates to the Volcano scripts.
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.
Thanks to Dennis Clapperton of eastmasonvilleweather.com For the river status script, Murry Conarroe wildwoodnaturist.com for station history scripts, El Dorado Weather eldoradocountyweather.com for hazardous weather and forecast discussion scripts, Michael at relayweather.com for the Air Quality Script and Paul L Herrman at hamqsl.com for solar terrestrial template.

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