The Thomas Creek Estates (TCE) weather station has a 24 hr FARS, a rain gauge heater, and is mounted at 6 ft. The anemometer is mounted at 12 ft. AGL. The Thomas Creek Estates 26 (TCE26) station is mounted at 25 ft. with an anemometer at 26 ft. AGL. Both stations were refurbished/rebuilt on the 10th anniversary of the TCE station.
The rain gauge heater is usually running continuously during heavy snowfalls while the temperature is below freezing, and/or when there is no solar heating. During light snowfalls, it has to be run intermittently to prevent evaporation of the snow flakes.