About This Station

The station is powered by a Rainwise MK-lll weather station. The data is collected every 2.5 seconds and the site is updated every 10 seconds. This site and its data is collected using Weather Display Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor, solar sensor situated in meteorological optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.


This website was primarly created as a public service for residents of Westcliffe, Colorado and Vicinity.
This weather station is privately owned and operated, is not affiliated with the City of Westcliffe, Colorado. and should not be considered an officially recognized station for weather.

About This City

Westcliffe had its start in 1881 when the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad was extended to that point.[10] The community was named after Westcliff-on-Sea, a town in England.[11] Geography Westcliffe is located west of the geographic center of Custer County at 38°7′58″N 105°27′57″W (38.132874, -105.465920).[12] It lies in the Wet Mountain Valley, between the Wet Mountains to the east and the Sangre de Cristo Range to the west.

The town of Silver Cliff is immediately to the east of Westcliffe. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2), all of it land.[9]

Westcliffe Dark skies Westcliffe, and neighboring Silver Cliff, Colorado are recognized as IDA International Dark Sky Communities by The International Dark-Sky Association. Gentle persuasion has resulted in residents and business in the towns and surrounding ranch land reducing the amount of light pollution.[13] Locals have set up a free observatory in an old period building with a "roll-off" roof to open up the 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with computer-guided pointing and tracking to the skies overhead. Named the Smokey Jack Observatory, it was built in 2015.[14][15]

Press / Articles

New York Times article about Personal Weather Stations and the positive impact they are having on forecasting weather. I, Gregory Truta, was highlighted in the article that appeared in the New York Times in December of 2004.

About This Website

Visit my sister Weather Station, EstesParkWeather.net

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.

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Personal Devotion

The gifts given to me to create this website have come from Almighty God. This website was created for the Greater Glory of God (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam !). The patron saint of the webmaster is St. Alphonsus Liguori :
"My Jesus, Thou alone art sufficient for me.  MY love, do not permit me to separate myself from Thee.  When shall I be able to say, 'My God, I cannot lose thee any more?' "