About This Website

Taylor Texas Weather Network was started in January 2000 mostly from an interest in meteorology but also because current, local weather information was unavailable.

In April 2000, this station became part of the National Weather Service's Cooperative Observer program and in 2020, received a Twenty Year Service Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Data collected by this station is relayed to the Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service office in New Braunfels, TX as well as the National Climatic Data Center in Ashville, NC where it is permanently archived.

The goal of Taylor Texas Weather Network is to provide a public service as "Taylor's source for current, local weather information."

About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro2+ weather station comprised of wind direction & speed, rain, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, solar radiation, and ultra-violet light sensors situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible. The data is collected using Virtual Weather Station software every 2 seconds and the current conditions on the Home Page are updated every 10 seconds.

In addition to the Davis Vantage Pro2+, the Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service provided a Nimbus Digital Temperature Sensor and Fisher-Porter Rain Gauge.

About This City

In 1876 the Texas Land Company auctioned lots in anticipation of the arrival of the International-Great Northern Railroad when Taylor was founded that year. The city was named after Edward Moses Taylor, a railroad official, under the name Taylorsville which officially became Taylor in 1892. Immigrants from Czechoslovakia and other Slavic states, as well as from Germany and Austria, helped establish the town. It soon became a busy shipping point for cattle, grain, and cotton.

Taylor Texas is located at 30°34’21”N 97°25’00”W about 9 miles east of Hutto, 8 miles south of Granger and is about 35 miles northeast of Austin, the state capital.