About Studio City Weather Center
The Studio City Weather Center is a free weather information service serving the San Fernando Valley since January 2010. Here at Studio City Weather Center, our goal is to provide timely and accurate information to the public. Located near the Hollywood Split in the heart of the Southeastern San Fernando Valley, we are online 24/7 bringing you the latest from the National Weather Service and our on-site instrumentation.
About This Station
The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Vue weather station. The data is collected every 2.5 seconds and the site is updated every 10 seconds. The data is collected using Weather-Display Software. Why settle for commercial weather sites that only update the conditions once per hour? Our data is collected and updated in near-real-time, so the conditions you see are the conditions outside, right now.
About This City
Studio City is a 7-square-mile district of the City of Los Angeles, located in the southeast San Fernando Valley. Highway 101 is the major freeway linking the area to Hollywood and the western valley. Access to other parts of the city is also provided by Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevards. Ventura Boulevard is where the bulk of its commercial activity resides.
Studio City earned its name in the 1920s when Mack Sennett moved his studios from a neighborhood known as Edendale (near modern Echo Park) to a property near Colfax Avenue and Ventura Boulevard. His soundstages, Mack Sennett Studios, were later renamed Mascot Pictures Studios, Republic Pictures Studios, MTM Enterprises Studios and today are known as the CBS Radford Studios. Some residents wanted the town to be named Laurelwood, but the Chamber of Commerce pushed for Studio City to please the studios.
About The Owner
The Studio City Weather Center was founded in 2010 by Grant Miles, a local Studio City resident. It was born out of a strong interest in meteorology and atmospheric science. Grant spent his childhood in a suburb outside of Philadelphia, where he would frequently sit in the window or on his back porch and watch as thunderstorms rolled through the area. When his family moved to Santa Clarita when he was 10, his fascination with the weather continued, despite the less volatile climate.
He spent his college years in the Midwest at Cedarville University, where he studied broadcasting and film production. With the much more prosperous severe weather season, his fascination became his hobby. He started and maintained an email weather notification service in his sophomore year called "CedarCAST." It offered forecast information, previous day's figures, and instant weather bulletins. He launched his first weather information website, hosted out of his dorm room, in his Junior year.
Upon graduating, he moved back to Los Angeles to take a job with 20th Century Fox's cable television division. In 2010, he purchased his first automated weather station, a Davis Vantage Vue, and immediately began the task of resurrecting CedarCAST under a new name, the Studio City Weather Center.
Today, Grant continues to operate the Studio City Weather Center from his apartment in Studio City. You can see his weather station mounted atop his apartment building, located at the corner of Moorpark St and Farmdale Ave.
A Note From The Owner
Studio City Weather Center is basically a hobby gone crazy. I developed a fascination with weather and meteorology as a teenager in Los Angeles and by spending my college years in the Midwest, I grew into a full-blown weather-weenie. It's my pleasure to maintain this site free of charge and advertising for everyone who wishes to take advantage of it. I truly hope you find this site useful, and if you share my fascination with meteorology and the atmosphere, I hope you enjoy your time here.
This site is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.
Very special thanks go to Curly of Michiana Weather for the NWS Alerts script and for all his help with implementation.
Special thanks to M Long for the design and use of the forecast and current conditions icons.
Special thanks Acama Investment Associates for allowing the weather station to be mounted on the roof of the building.
Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.