About Woonsocket Weather

Weather sensors

The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station. The data is collected every 5 seconds and this site is updated along with other weather related sites such as Weather Underground, et al using Weather Display Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible. This station has been in operation since 2008. It is strictly a hobby. No money has ever been made using this. All expenses have been paid by me. I'm lucky its' still going, as many times I've thought of just ending it. But here we are 12 years later.

About Woonsocket

The first inhabitants of what is today the city of Woonsocket were eastland woodland Indians - mainly Nipmucs, Wampanoaags and Narragansetts. It was Richard Arnold, Sr., an associate of Roger Williams, who showed the first European interest in the area. He laid claims to land in the late 1660's on which the family built a sawmill powered by the Blackstone River below the Woonsocket Falls in the area now known as Market Square.

Richard Arnold's sister, Elizabeth Comstock, and his sons Richard Jr. and John were the first family members to settle in the area. Elizabeth Comstock and Richard Jr. settled in the Union Village area of what is now North Smithfield. Union Village, a way stop for travelers on the way to Boston, became a commercial center and the hub of the entire area up till the 1820's. John Arnold settled in the Providence Street area of Woonsocket and become a successful farmer and miller. His house still stands on Providence Street.

Unfortunately, little survives of eighteenth century Woonsocket. A basic highway system including Great Road and Mendon Road, millstones, cemeteries and a few houses are all that remain of Woonsocket's preindustrial heritage. Read more... ©1999-2007 Erik Eckilson

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