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Weather is a server in the CSL Machine Room that hosts a serial connection to the AWS datalogger which in turn connects to the weather station located outside the lab.

The weather data can be accessed locally on the TJ network through telnet:

For formated weather information:

telnet weather 8888

For raw weather data (CSV):

telnet weather 8889

Historical information on JAWS (Jefferson AWS), the software which weather runs to interface with the weather station, can be found on jgrafton's website.

Technical Specifications

Server Type Hardware type::HP Vectra VL400
CPU 866 MHz Pentium III
RAM 256 MiB
Hard Disks 20 GB IDE
OS Gentoo Linux
Purchase Date Unknown


On 5 June, 2009, Weather may have suffered a hard drive failure, causing weather station data to be invalid. As of 7 June, 2009, it is still running, but throws I/O errors. Its uptime was 416 days.

Update, 10 June, 2009, Weather's harddrive suffered from I/O failure, however, it was recoverable when connected to another machine and all files were copied off successfully. Weather is now being reinstalled with a new hard drive and a modern version of Debian Linux.

Update, 29 July, 2009, Weather is back online. The old Pentium Vectra was replaced with a Pentium III Vectra VL400 running Gentoo Linux.


See the main JAWS article on notes about the program.