WeatherOLA Server Donations

Hi there and welcome.

Do you enjoy the images and videos you see coming from the WeatherOLA web cam? Lots of people do.

WeatherOLA's UltraCam and WeatherOLA website have been producing images and videos of Indianola and publishing weather data since 2012. Since we began we've produced over 3 million images of Indianola's changing weather, published thousands of time-lapse videos. We've moved nearly 5 terabytes and each year we adding over a terabyte of images and videos to the WeatherOLA website for everyone to enjoy. Behind the scenes, we're provide HiRes images and HiDef videos to our local Seattle area TV station's weather meterologists who regularly use them in their broadcasts.

Building and running WeatherOLA is time consuming and a bit expensive and the dedicated hardware does wear out. The resources necessary to share this with the Indianola community and the Seattle area are considerable. Besides the ongoing expensive online service costs to make all this available, there's a lot of wear and tear on the equipment. For example, I'm just replaced our current well-worn high resoltuion Olympus camera (3 million photos and counting!) with a newer one this week. And, replaced the server at the camera's location that processes the images, creates the videos and uploads them along with data from a second weather station to the WeatherOLA site for all to enjoy.

Any donation will help ensure that WeatherOLA will continue into the future. And, do pass this along to others you think that might be interested.

All contributions even $5, $10 or whatever are much appreciated.

Special thanks to everyone who've contributed: Jeff, Glenn, Chris, Ellen, Brent, Lee, Greg, Jack, Kay, Sam, Brenda, Mary, John, Rebecca, Dave, Bobbie and Anonymous. Thanks again!

Tim