About This Station

The station is powered by a Oregon Scientific WMR 968. The data and site are updated every 9 seconds. This site and its data is collected using Virtual Weather Station Internet Edition V14.00 p 61 Software. The station was set up on December 2, 2011 and has 6 sensors. Outside Sensor #1 measures Temperature and Relative Humidity. The sensor is attached to the right side house (facing NW). The sensor is in a good location - free of direct sunlight and is well ventilated. Outside Sensor #2 measures Temperature only. This waterproof sensor is also attached to the right side house (facing NW) providing sun free and well ventilated environment. Outdoor Sensor #3 measures Temperatire and Relative Humidity. The remote Outside Sensor is under the stairs leading down to the outside patio. The stairs provide shelter from the sun and rain. Outdoor Sensor #4 measures Wind Direction and Wind Speed. This wind sensor is attached to the backyard shed 8 1/2 feet off the ground. There are some high trees around the sensor which might limit air flow causing lower wind speeds. Inside Sensor #1 measures Temperature and Relative Humidity. The Indoor Sensor is located on the 1st floor in the Family Room which is the coolest room in the house. Inside Sensor #2 meaures Temperature and Relative Humidity. This Indoor sensor is located on the 2nd floor in the Master Bedroom.

About This City

South Orange is a suburban municipality in the New York Metropolitan Area located in Essex CountyNew Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the village's population was 16,198. Seton Hall University is located in South Orange.

Of the 566 municipalities in New Jersey, South Orange Village is one of only four with a village type of government; the others are Loch ArbourRidgefield Park and Ridgewood.

What is now South Orange was part of a territory purchased from the Lenape Native Americans in 1666 by Robert Treat, who founded Newarkthat year on the banks of the Passaic River. The unsettled areas north and west of Newark were at first referred to as the uplands. South Orange was called the Chestnut Hills for a time.[7]

There are two claimants to the first English settlement in present-day South Orange. In 1677 brothers Joseph and Thomas Brown began clearing land for a farm in the area northwest of the junction of two old trails that are now South Orange Avenue and Ridgewood Road. A survey made in 1686 states, "note this Land hath a House on it, built by Joseph Brown and Thomas Brown, either of them having an equal share of it" located at the present southwest corner of Tillou Road and Ridgewood Road. Minutes of a Newark town meeting of September 27, 1680, record that "Nathaniel Wheeler, Edward Riggs, and Joseph Riggs, have a Grant to take up Land upon the Chesnut Hill by Raway Rivernear the Stone House". The phrasing shows that a stone house already existed near (not on) the property. Joseph Riggs (seemingly the son of Edward Riggs) had a house just south of the Browns' house, at the northwest corner of South Orange Avenue and Ridgewood Road, according to a road survey of 1705. The same road survey locates Edward Riggs's residence near Millburn and Nathaniel Wheeler's residence in modern West Orange at the corner of Valley Road and Main Street.[7]

Village dates back to May 4, 1869, when it was formed within South Orange Township (now Maplewood). On March 4, 1904, the Village of South Orange was created by an act of the New Jersey Legislature and separated from South Orange Township.[8] In 1981, the name was changed to "South Orange Village Township" to take advantage of federal revenue sharing policies.[9] The change was intended to allow South Orange to qualify for a pool of federal aid allocated to municipalities that allowed townships to receive as much as double the revenue-sharing aid per capita received by the four other types of New Jersey municipalities — boroughcitytown or village.[10].

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